About to headout of Land Shark Stadium, but here are a few notes and thoughts from UM's 48-16 win over Florida A&M.
> Great debut for junior Damien Berry -- even if it wast against a tired FAMU defense in the second half. Berry's 162 yards on 14 carries were the most for a UM running back since Tyrone Moss ran for 195 yards against North Carolina in 2005 at the Orange Bowl.
I know what you're thinking... Why did Berry have to wait until tonight to get his first carry? Here's my theory: he might not be enough of an alpha male. All he kept talking about after his performance was how great the offensive line played. When asked if he's frustrated by the fact he's the scout team running back, he said "I'll play wherever my coaches put." Come on Damien, be a little more like Keyshawn! Tell them you want the dang ball! In all seriousness, Berry has a lot of studs in front of him. If he were good enough, he'd be playing against someone other than FAMU.
> UM coach Randy Shannon said earlier this week he wanted freshman AJ Highsmith to get some "meaningful playing time." Guess three pass attempts for 36 yards was meaningful. To Highsmith's credit, he did make a nice pass to a wide open Tommy Streeter for a 29-yard gain. And he said he wasn't nervous. I just wonder if and when we'll see him again.
> The real concern coming out of this game will be the health of the right shoulder of receiver Aldarius Johnson. He stood on the sidelines in the second quarter with his pads off with his arm in a sling. Richard Gordon hurt his shoulder against FSU and hasn't been back since.
> Receiver Tommy Streeter says he isn't going anywhere. For all of you reading rumors on message boards this is what Mr. Streeter told me tonight about it: "I'm 100 percent a Cane, 110 percent. I'm dedicated to this program and I'm not going anywhere. I'm just staying humble and waiting for my opportunity, my name to be called. I'm just trying to work hard, show coaches I can make plays and that they can trust in me."