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Canes climb back into Top 10

The Miami Hurricanes are officially back on the nation's college football map.

For the first time since 2005, UM climbed into the nation's Top 10 rankings Sunday when they leapfrogged 11 spots to No. 9. The Canes, 12-13 under coach Randy Shannon in his first two seasons, hadn't been ranked in the Top 10 since they went into the Peach Bowl ninth and then lost to LSU 40-3. The Canes climbed to as high as third that season before suffering the first of four losses to Georgia Tech.

But now, an impressive 33-17 Thursday night win over the Yellow Jackets on national TV has put the Canes (2-0) back on the national landscape and ahead of their next two opponents -- 11th-ranked Virginia Tech (2-1) and 10th-ranked Oklahoma (2-1).

UM is ranked 13th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

Top-ranked Florida remained the nation's consensus No. 1-ranked team in both polls.

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GO CAAAAAAAAANES!!!!!!!!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!!! I jUst hope that we can stay groUnded & stay hUngry - the rankings are great bUt we still have work to do.

CANES fan stUck in 'bama says as always GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, its great to be a Miami Hurricane!!! Congrats to Coach Shannon for putting this team together and bringing back the U.

AP means nothing the only one that counts towards the BCS is the coaches. Canes are 13th. Hopefully move up. How is Oklahoma ranked that far ahead of BYU with the same record and BYU beating them? Also Oklahoma beat nobody.
Go CANES BIG GAME IN CANESBURGH next week

Randy Shannon is, i repeat IS a peculiar dude, but cut and dry, I think Randy is well aware of every move he makes; and plans it all out for a reason!!!

It takes allot of overview to successfully run a program, and make the right moves behind the scenes...

Randy chooses his words wisely, when speaking to the media to with hold Da U's game plans for the upcoming weeks...
Keeps video cameras out of practice, so that the element of surprise is only revealed to the entire nation on game day...
Randy Shannon recruits behind the scenes during the season...
Randy makes sure the kids stay out of trouble...
Randy makes sure the guys keep their grades on track, to graduate on-time...
Randy makes the tough decisions on what it takes to improve the program...
Little things like flying out to recruit a Mark Whipple...
Protecting his players by choosing his words, rather than publicizing private scuffle (Ojomo's Privacy)...

This is a guy who would rather uphold his promise to a parent to get their child to graduate with a college degree, rather than let some members of the media manipulate him...

If you love the Canes, then you automatically have to love the work it takes to get us in this position; and the person making those decisions...

Randy Shannon's main concern is Da U's program...

Randy Shannon bleeeeeds Orange and Green and I'm proud to have him !!!!

Lets support this TEAM, and OUR coach !!!

Lets go Canes !!!

Let's Go Canes! One game at a time, fellas! The U is back!

Of course AP puts us in top ten...The U sells. Not saying we're not worthy...just saying.

Hate that FAMU game for game #5. Chance to get out of rhythm and injured...


Va Tech is going to get to #12, 'The Iceman'. If Jacory keeps his composure, we win comfortably. Don't want to hear about, 'oh he played in tally and hohablawawaaaa...' Blacksberg is a different animal.

3-0 Canes beat OU w/help of an Orangebowlesque showing by the fanbase. The 35k "commited" Canes fans are a lot more rowdy when the "bandwagoners" are out there, showing love. If these young Canes get a taste of the jet fuel that is an energized 65k Miami crowd, watch out Sooooners...


Those rankings mean nothing, they need keep working hard and getting better, because even though we should be able to dominate VTech, I see a very difficult game against Oklahoma, Oklahoma's defense seems tough, and their offense hasn't slow down much.
On defense I see our weakness (backfield) as their strenght (receivers), and our strenght(front 7) as their weakness (OLine). On offense I think Coach Whipple should be able to open up the game, but if we can't stop them, I think we are going to have a very long day.
The |_| is back, but we have to remember where we're coming back from.

The fall is going to be great to watch. The excUses even better to hear. You were warned!

Also, getting ahead of myself, but treat Sooner fan right when they show up in a couple of weeks.

They were nothing short of golden before, during and after the beatdown they gave us last year.

Show respect, because they are more than deserving...

Manny. All Blacks our next night game?!?!

Top ten is a bit excessive right now because we don't have a good feel for how good the teams we beat actually are yet. But I'm loving the respect, and I think we've earned it. If we beat VT, then we're cemented in the top 10 the rest of the year. I'm a bit worried this will psyche up the VT boys, but if Nebraska can push them the distance, then I love our chances!

Though I couldn't root for them, I am glad that FSU put a beat down on BYU. I hate these flavors of the month, especially when they won a tight game over Oklahoma early in the year when their starter got hurt. They were never a top 10 team, and I'm glad our FSU win is a bit more legitimized now.

I can't wait for next weekend. If we beat VT in Blacksburg, this season is gonna be one to watch. If we don't solve the special teams problems, though, it could get ugly for us.

Go Canes!

Big Sonny, I wouldn't change a word! Especially the peculiar part! But I love this dude!

I believe the Blacksburg game is a day game, which is a big plus!

Correct me if I am wrong, but do they give out a trophy for the #13 team in the country after the second game?

Polls dont mean anything until the end of the year. The only team anyone remembers is who is #1.

The polls during the 1st half of the year need a shake out from all the teams being in there that shouldnt be (i.e. FSU/Va Tech/Ga Tech/the rest of the mediocore ACC).

Well, looks like the unbias computer polls get it right!

THE U #1

FSU #5

UFluke #36

http://pollspeak.com/pollstalker/pollstalker.php?s=9&p=17&t1=0&t2=0&v=507&w=4&r=V

BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

GO CANES!!!

Rawpimple is absolutely correct. He already knows UFluke sucks, and will be out sooner than later. An unranked team almost beat them AT HOME!!!

LMBO!!!

GO CANES!!!

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Coach Shannon now 13-12
and did that momentum ever shift in his favor
with that game that took him over 500
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Note no. 1 (miami) and no. 36 (florida)
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also note: if there were no preseason rankings, just ranking based on actual games, miami would be no. 1 in all the polls
(but soon enough - it's nice to be underestimated, if only for a few weeks)

Sagarin Top 50 (ELO_CHESS BCS Computer rankings)

Rank
1 Miami (FL)
2 LSU 0
4 North Carolina
5 Florida State
6 California
7 Boise State
8 Cincinnati
9 Iowa 0
10 Connecticut
11 USC 0
12 Washington
13 Clemson
14 Alabama
15 Wisconsin
16 Auburn
17 Oregon
18 Houston
19 Virginia Tech
20 Missouri
21 BYU
22 Louisiana-Lafayette
23 Oregon State
24 Georgia
25 Texas
26 UCLA
27 Oklahoma State
28 Arizona
29 Pittsburgh
30 Minnesota
31 Ohio State
32 Michigan
33 West Virginia
34 Richmond
35 Baylor
36 Florida
37 Kansas
38 Northern Illinois

all UM has to do is take care of VT and we will be sitting very pretty. j12,collin,phillps,fox,jj,coop,and bailey will not allow this team to get ahead of themselves we will com prepared against VT.

Let's take it one game at a time, but for the first time in years I feel confident playing ranked teams.

BTW- Big Moo is absolutely correct. OU fans are very classy.

I love how there are so many positive comments now, yet before the season began everyone was calling for Randy Shannon's head. I just felt it is something that should be pointed out.

Dem hatas don't like this. See ya in the ship gator fans.

You think Randy Shannon is a good coach???? He almost singly handidly lost the games for the Canes against FSU. His horrible time management, use of his timeouts, and squib kicks would have lost the game if FSU WR holds onto the football. He is a joke.

I have said all along if the Canes had a real coach, they would be a threat but until then no one is scared and everyone knows you guys are frauds.

Hey CHris, the people who post anti-Shannon comments are almost always fans from other teams who disguise themselves for lack of better things to do. You can just skip over those, it'll save you a lot of wasted energy.
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Shannon is 100% responsible for the player talent (recruiting) and coaching (hiring) that has brought us seemingly overnight to be the top team in the country. What more can you say or ever ask for? This is Shannon's success.

Manny, what are the recruits saying about the CANES! Give us some updates.

MESSAGE TO ALL HURRICANE FANS!!!
try to convince as many people as you can to go to miami games! we gotta fill landshark stadium up! seriously, no excuses. we're back on the map. support your canes!

Being ranked 10th is great in all, but i dont care. Im not even half as excited as everyone of you are. I dont care if we are ranked #1 after beating VT( which their offense doesn't match ours and our d is equal to theirs even if Bud is their DC). I AM PUMPED FOR THE GAME AGAINST OU IN 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY COME TO THE NEW OB. I HOPE BRADFORD IS ABLE TO PLAY SO THAT WHEN WE BEAT THEM WE WILL SHOW THE WORLD WE ARE LEGIT. BYU BEAT THEM, AND FSU JUST WALLOPED BYU. DA U BEAT FSU IN TALLY! THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT OU IS NOT AS GOOD AS THEY ARE MADE OUT TO BE! THEY PLAY IN A NO DEFENSE CONFERENCE AND THEIR O-LINE IS THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY! SO IF DA IS TOP 5 RANKED AFTER THAT THEN ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE AND THINK ABOUT THE NC!!!

Randy Shannon is the man and will bring this team to the promised land. I have always supported him and have a great deal of respect for him. He has lived through hell and still has the confidence and self control to do a great job for a great program like Miami and is pretty much a lifer here as long as we will have him. He is starting his third season and is getting the hang of things and also has Whipple to help out. Expect great things in the years to come in Miami football.GO []_[] CANES!!!!!!!!!!!

i was actually pullin for fsu and vtech. the ACC needs to improve their rep. plus i actually respect our rivals (besides UF). i hope UF goes undefeated so we can kick their *** in one of the greatest NC's to ever be played.

but on another note UF is way overrated and tebow makes me sick. even worse is that urban sucks his ****. if i see him sceaming on the sideline again i swear to god... do any of his players even like him or buy in to anything he says!? he's such a ******bag. god should just smite him and tell him hes not the second coming of jesus. stop trying to convert the world. everyones tired of your act. just go be a bust in the nfl already. and he will be a bust:

NO POCKET PRESSENCE, NO ACCURACY, NO ARM STRENGTH, SLOW RELEASE, DOESNT SEE THE FIELD, BAD MECHANICS, BAD FOOTWORK, NO MOBILITY, NO ATHLETICISM. the guy is not an athelete. he'll be slow as heck in the nfl. he's built like a fullback. he's just big and strong. nobody would call a fullback athletic.

If you would've told me we'd go into week 3 ranked ahead of Oklahoma, I would've called you crazy.

VT had an emotionally draining game against Nebraska....now they get to rest by prepping for us.

ooster4:

Tebow is an athlete, but he's not a pro QB. Someone will take a chance on him....probably the Raiders. I wouldn't want him on my team though.

Way too early to be ranked so high. It's just a bullesye for every other team we play to aim for and extra motivation. I'd prefer to be top 10 in the 2nd half of the year...
Let's hope the team stays focused on what got them here, and stays grounded on the basics, and kicks @ss at VTech coming out for a full 4 quarters of mayhem.

Rawpimple - as always you are the poster boy for why abortions should be legal - your mother should have aborted you - but since you escaped that fate and managed to pollute our world with your stupidity, how about an answer to your question: No there are not trophies for a second week ranking (#9 by the way in the AP), but there is a trophy for the most ignorant fool on this blog and guess what? You won it!!! It is a 12 inch bronze statute of a dildo - and you can proceed to stick it up your .....!!!

WOW! I never would have thought top ten in the first three weeks...

The O Line and Mccarthy have made a big difference as well, but Jacory is the star.

12 inch, uuuuuummmmmm. I sure like to have that now.

big sonny finally a canes fan with some sense. right on the money. he is peculiar, but r.s. is getting it done step by step.

hiring the whip as oc proves shannon can coach

The computers don't buy into the g-y lovefest for Nurban and Teblowed. They look atthe sterile environment of SOS, Ws and Ls. period. Playing Ch Southern, who lost to Wofford and then USF by the same numbers as to UF is proof thatthey do not deserve No.1. Tennessee don't count because they went to a non-conf. major conf. school and lost. Unlike FSU whodid the same and killed BYU, whoplayed out of conf to OK, and beat them!

Bottom line is----- UF is Overrated in every sense of the word. Funny how Teblow got in his teammates faces and then proceded to throw an int and fumble a ball. Did someone get in his face????????????????????????


Sagarin rankings: University of Miami #1, FSU #5, UF #36. You know what that shows? 'Canes may be #9 or #13 but polls don't mean anything. One game at a time. Focus on getting your job done @ VTech

It's something special about this team!!!!! If the key players stay healthy no telling how far they can go!!

A true CANE fan understands what it takes to win championships, and Coach Shannon has put the formula together to make it happen again.

This team have a new swagger; it call confidence in themselves and the coaches, which make the "U" dangerous!!!!!
Stay focus and take one game at a time.

It's great to be talking about the validity of the Canes rankings, than to be talking about when will our first win come from. Let's go Canes. Keep focus. Seems as though those early morning practices are paying off. Go Canes!!1

VT is a good team and will be preparing hard to defend against the Whipple Ball. They have won multiple times when the Canes were favored (and overconfident).

I see commentary here as if the Canes have already won. Their record against the Hokies since 1996 is 5-8. VT ALWAYS plays Miami tough, like FSU, and they win more than they lose.

I think VT will be a tougher opponent than OU. Miami has the horses to win, no doubt. But that's why they play the game.

Go Canes and don't get the big head!

Homefries big head is ok for fans, though, right? Just no big head for players or coaches. ha,

thanks 718,
and yes I have learned that especially some guy who calls himself the curse of kehoe or something,
what a waste of time

Didn't Manny said that Miami didn't belong in the "elite" well look at USC and Florida. They don't look remotely like Miami does.

Remember all the Randy Shannon haters ... whasup now ...

Number one baby.

I think Miami scores the season avg in the game against VT and i dont see that VT offense comin no where near that. UM has a oc that can adjust to a defense this yr and the players to execute. Nix isnt gonna be on the sideline. I think shannon and lovitt can come up with a gameplan that can contain Tyrod. Feels so good watchin these guys play with confidence. I definitely dont think they're a overconfident team. I think they're a hungry team that has something to prove still. Bud Foster has no idea what Whip is gonna throw at him.

UM 35 VT 17 if UM does goood on special teamz 35- 28 iF Miami does poor.

LEts start a fund to find a new Spec Teams Coordinator i'll donate the first dollar.


ooster4

Did you see the players around tebow when he started going crazy. They weren't even paying attention to him. I don't think he was even saying anything. Just bobbing his head like urban showed him how. He just makes me sick.

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