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McClinton apologizes, Rios returns

The Miami Hurricanes basketball team had a tough night Tuesday. But things are looking up and now it appears the 21st-ranked Canes will be at full strength when they travel to Kentucky Saturday.

McclintonThursday morning, the ACC decided it would not take further action against Jack McClinton for his slap of Ohio State guard Anthony Crater, passing on a possible one-game suspension. Then, moments ago, UM sports information director Margaret Belch confirmed point Eddie Rios, who was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday for violating a team rule, will also be back with the team on Saturday.

Miami obviously struggled without both of them against Ohio State. With only one primary ballhandler in Lance Hurdle, UM had a season-high 18 turnovers. McClinton met with the media an hour ago and BankUnited Center and apologized for his actions.

"It definitely was a mistake on my part," said McClinton, who watched his team blow a 14-point lead to Ohio State without him in a 73-68 loss.
"I should have been the bigger person. I know I made a mistake. I just want to apologize to the Miami fans, my teammates and everybody came out to support us or watch us or watch me. I made a wrong decision and I have to learn from it.

"I'm a competitor. That's was definitely not me. I'm passionate about basketball. I love to play basketball and I would never do anything to put myself in jeopardy or my team in jeopardy and it was just a bad reaction on my part. It happens all the time. But you have to stay composed. I think the best ones do that. And you have to stay composed."

UM coach Frank Haith, who was angered when he reviewed the tape that Crater also did not face some sort of penalty from the refs, supported his star guard.

"It's very uncharacteristic of Jack," Haith said. "I know Jack feels really bad about what happened. Jack has handled it with his teammates, he knows his actions hurt us. I think Jack's situation and what happened was reactionary. It's not an indication of what Jack is.

Frank_haith"You look back at Jack's career here at Miami, he even hasn't had a technical foul. I don't know how its been viewed because I don't watch much TV in terms of the situation and whether all the facts were put out there. I just want to make one thing clear and nobody knows Jack better as a person than I do, there were things that went on in that game that led to up to Jack's situation. But obviously Jack knows what he did was not right and as we move further on Jack will know there will be other situations where he may be antagonized or people being physical with him. That's going to happen and you got to have better composure than that."

As for Rios, Haith admitted Miami certainly could have used him on Tuesday night.

"Eddie is a guy that can definitely help us when Eddie's right mentally," Haith said. "Ball handling is such a key ingredient to having success. Eddie is definitely a ball handler we didn't the other night and it showed not having Jack or Eddie against their 2-2-1 press. When you have good teams, you have good ball handlers. We're going to need it on Saturday."

Here's the link to the full press conference from this afternoon.

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come on now cj I can see u just don't like king cory u say cook is better never seeing this guy play Harris as a high school player was ea sports player of the year mr football and beat the best high school team in the nation at the time and called his own offenses from the line that game in the previous blog u said I can't tell if streeter is the better reciever because you didn't see him on the feild don't go back on ur word because that is the same with cook he never has touched the field in college and couldn't even jump smith we will focus on him in about four years after King Cory leaves his legacy and then me and you will say can this kids be another Harris

Wow dhcane. That was the worst written post I have ever seen.

ok cane ship or whatever ur name is the worst most boring dumbest and useless post came from u me and cj knows what we are talking about and besides we're talking football not trying to get an A in ur english class besides I'm writing from a iPhone if it really concerns u buddy

this acc championship game is empty and so boring

Hey dhcane, I actually have nothing against Jacory. I just don't see him better than Marve. And as far as the Cook better than Harris thing I just stated that coming out of highschool Cook was rated as a higher and better prospect than Harris and he was. And the reason he hadn;t played this year is simply because Harris got the jump on him by arriving in January. Now had both or all for that matter arrived at the same time then Cook probably could be the starter based on the fact that he is as athletic as Marve and is taller than Harris. Now as I stated earlier about Streeter, until we see them on the field and how they react under pressure we don't know what we got in them. All I do know is Marve is better upside than harris and the only king of Miami unless you count harris going to burger king and getting one of those hats, was wearing a bright blue shirt at the last Miami home game against Va Tech. That would be Jimmy Johnson.

Whoa whoa whoa, lol calm down guys

Yeah the team seems to play better when Harris is in the game, then again they ought to since half of them are his teammates from Miami Northwestern High School. Does Harris have greater potential than Marve? Doubtful. Which is why Shannon doesn't want to lose Robert. Plus Harris looks like he's going to break in half out there sometimes. Shannon has a mess on his hands, but hey you can't just act like Spurrier and send your Qs through the revolving door like that and expect to juggle two Mr. Floridas.

Now specifically for Marve, the rumors are that he's looking at USF, LSU, and UF. I'm not familiar enough with any of them to know what their roster depth is, but I understand UF has that Brantley guy who is a Tebowlike player, and well if Marve sits out a year, then I think Brantley would be out of there the following year, meaning Marve could slide in there. Of course he could walk into the Bulls job. And who knows about LSU, but they'd likely throw him into the mix since Les Miles is getting exposed as the overrated loudmouth that he is and he's likely desperate enough to just try anything.

Also, Lane Kiffin was at Plant last wkend for the playoff game against Armwood, and so was Marve. Judging that Robert's a Tampa guy would lead many to think USF, but also before he went to UM, he was set to go to Bama, only Shula got fired. This is my speculation, but well Marve's dad was a Buc and Mike Shula was in the Buc organization for a long time, and so that's probably the only reason he was looking at then-hapless Bama to begin with. Lane Kiffin is Monte Kiffin's (bucs d-coordinator) son of course, and so the same dynamic is at play there. I wouldn't be surprised to see Marve playing for the Volunteers.

But for all of us Miami guys, does it really matter if we have Marve or Harris when the guy guiding them is Patrick Nix? He seems like a very nice guy so I don't like to say it, but hey since when has Auburn been a factory of offensive genius? Randy Shannon has a mess on his hands and he needs to get someone to make that offense stellar (not good, not manageable), or else he's going to get his rear end fired. As bad as the Coker recruits have been, Randy's presided over some historic lows of UM football and even if he hadn't, bouncing between 5-7 and 7-5 will turn SoFla into a Gator haven.


who was it last week who compared marve to colt mccoy. i just read that and couldnt stop laughing. mccoy 2500 yards 68%passing , 29 tds to 7 picks his first year as a starter and a 10-3 record.
marve had 9 tds 13 ints, 1293 yards and 54%..
and a 6-5 record as a starter.


"Whoever it was that said Marve reminds them of a mixture of Kyle Wright and Kirby Freeman knows absolutely nothing about football. And do you remember Colt McCoy his redshirt freshmen year at Texas? He made the same mistakes as Marve and they are similar talents and where is Colt McCoy now??"

Posted by: Troy | December 05, 2008 at 10:29 AM

"U ARE SO WRONG.... MARVE HAS EVEN MORE POTENTIAL THAN COLT MCCOY... THIS WAS MARVE'S FIRST YEAR!!!... MCCOY NUMBERS AS A FRESHMAN WERE NOT GOOD... FOR THE LAST TIME I HOPE; IT TAKES TIME TO DEVELOP TALENT... PATIENCE CANE NATION"

Posted by: Herbal MInded aka HM | December 05, 2008 at 01:24 PM

(Herbal MInded aka HM and Troy) should be banned from posting on here for failure to check the stats and just plain football ignorance.

here is a production comparison between harris and marve. i compiled this before the nc state game. i broke down the play by play for the season and credited each qb's production for the drives they directed.

marve had 82 drives
marve directed 14 touchdowns and 11 field goals
37 punts (27- 3n Outs) and 11 interceptions


harris had 42 drives
harris directed 16 touchdowns and 6 field goals
16 punts (12- 3n Outs) and 4 interceptions

marve led the team to scores on 30% of his drives.
harris scored on 56% of his drives.

marve truly is comparable to kirby freeman and kyle wright. marve settles for fg's and harris finishes off drives with td's.


MARVE-PASSING STATS- 1293 YARDS, 9 TD'S, 13 INT'S, 54% COMP. (107.19) PASSER RATING.
RUSHING STATS- 59 CARRIES-119 YARDS- 2 TD'S, 2.0 YPC.
6 WINS 5 LOSSES AS STARTER.

HARRIS PASSING STATS- 1001 YARDS, 10 TD'S, 6 INT'S. 61% COMP. (129.46)PASSER RATING
RUSHING STATS- 40 CARRIES-108 YARDS- 2 TD'S,
2.7 YPC.
1-0 AS A STARTER

MARVE RANKS LAST AMONG STARTING QBS IN THE ACC IN PASSING EFFICIENCY . HARRIS RANKS 2ND BEHIND WILSON WITH A (129.46)RATING.

LET THE STATS SPEAK FOR HARRIS.
AND MCCOY HAD A GREAT FRESHMAN YEAR PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO SPOUTING YOUR MOUTH OFF LIKE YOU KNOW SOMETHING. (HM AND TROY). YOU GUYS JUST DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING. ITS HARD TO HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SO UNINFORMED.

HM-YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FOR YOUR IGNORANCE

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