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LT Jason Fox (illness) doubtful for USF

Jason Fox has started 47 games in his career at left tackle for the Hurricanes, but it's doubtful he'll play in his last regular season game Saturday when UM takes on the University of South Florida. 

Jason Fox Fox missed Wednesday's practice and was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed illness according to a source. He was released and was back on the sidelines at Greentree Practice Field when the Hurricanes practiced Wednesday afternoon. He told teammates and coaches he was "fine." 

But according to UM's injury report released Thursday morning, Fox likely won't be in good enough health to start for the 48th time in his career Saturday. Junior Orlando Franklin, who has taken a handful of snaps at left tackle this season when Fox has been out, will likely slide over from left guard and start in Fox's place. Last week, Franklin was replaced at left guard by freshman Brandon Washington. Redshirt freshman Ben Jones, who has played in three games this season, could see some playing time as well. 

The good news for the Canes? Running back Lee Chambers (lower extremity), receiver Thearon Collier (ankle) and cornerback Sam Shields (lower extremity) are listed as probable. All three did not play against Duke. 

Fullback Patrick Hill (lower extremity) who hasn't played since the Virginia Tech game is listed as out.

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Noooooo...

he's one tuff cane ...IF there is a way he'll play! if not i well cheer that much harder for the canes on saturday!! . i'll be the guy wearing orange in sec. 108 . GO CANES !

I see this sad news as an opportunity for one of the back-ups to step up and show his stuff.

its str8 he aint all dhat

The only good thuing about that is we might get a better push from the left side with those two huge monsters on the left. But dont get me wrong that might very well cost us the game considering they have two good pass rushers. RUN THE BALL WHIPPLE!

Get well soon, Fox... we are gonna need ya big dawg this Saturday.

Terrible, terrible.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!! Eat up, buttercups!!!

Sad to hear hopefully he can play.manny stop working and enjoy your thanksgiving

Enough with this lower and upper extremity nonsense. Shannon needs to be forced by the athletic director to be more forthright about injuries. If you want to be evasive and secretive that is fine if you are Bill Bellichek and have won 3 Super Bowls. Shannon hasn't done anything to warrant that kind of respect and the way he is going he never will.

HAPPY SWAGSGIVING!

man o man that sucks. we have no shot now...there is always next year

Tim,

Happy Thanksgiving. Shannon doesn't owe anybody anything, in terms of injuries, other than the minimum he's required to report per NCAA regs. It's not being evasive or secretive, it's following the guidelines and that's it. Why does he need to say anything more specific? A player plays or he doesn't. That's it. But then again, I guess people will find ANYTHING to complain about regarding Randy.

Hopefully Patick Hill can make it back for next season. The kid is an outstanding blocker.

Manny, Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the blog.

Is Hill eligible for a medical redshirt?

Enough with this lower and upper extremity nonsense. Shannon needs to be forced by the athletic director to be more forthright about injuries. If you want to be evasive and secretive that is fine if you are Bill Bellichek and have won 3 Super Bowls. Shannon hasn't done anything to warrant that kind of respect and the way he is going he never will. Posted by: Tim | November 26, 2009 at 02:23 PM

Why? What does it matter to you? The most important part of the injury report is to know if someone will play or not. Why do you need to know EXACTLY which part of the body is hurt? How does that add to your ability to enjoy a football game?

It does NOTHING to enhance your football game experiance. You're just trying to nick pick & have something to criticize Shannon on. Move on. It's been that way all year & will remain that way. Accept it.

This is bad news for the Canes and for Fox.

Bad news for Fox since (i think) he's one game shy of tying the school record for starts by an offensive lineman and one game from breaking it (Richard Mercier and Mike Sullivan own the record for the most career starts ever by a Canes offensive lineman (48)). Maybe Shannon will start him just for this purpose and then pull him out.

Bad news for the Canes because the USF defensive line is NO joke (they're coached by former UM All-American DE Kevin Patrick so I'm NOT surprised).

Hope whoever replaces him can handle the pressure (both literally and figuratively).

Happy Turkey Day everyone!

GO CANES!!

bummer

Brandon Washington is the Truth....he and Ben Jones are the future of the OL

ESPN reporting that Greg Dent decommitted from the Canes:

"Three-star safety Greg Dent Jr. (Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central) has decommitted from Miami-FL in favor of Florida State, ESPN's JC Shurburtt reports. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior was also offered by Florida International. Dent is the 16th Class of 2010 commitment for the Seminoles."

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=52&page=briefingroom&season=2010&action=login&appRedirect=http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/school%3fschoolId%3d52%26page%3dbriefingroom%26season%3d2010

This kid had been waiting for an FSU scholly and got one the day AFTER he committed to the Canes.

Here's another link on this story: http://www.tomahawknation.com/2009/11/26/1065250/glades-central-fl-db-greg-dent

FSU's secondary should be NASTY in the future, with Greg Reid, this kid, AND STA's Lamarcus Joyner. Can't wait to see our WR corps dismantle them. Haha!

Happy Turkey Dsy everyone!

GO CANES!!!

Marc... true that... I love Brandon Washington... he's a monster.

We're in really good shape if Washington and Jones work out.

I wonder if they would consider moving Forston to OL. I personally think he's a good DL, but I haven't heard the staff hyping him up.

Dent decommits to FSU

Rusty Canes highlights are back!

Here's Dook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XjpRqf2jM

GO CANES! BEAT USF!

R I P - S E A N - T A Y L O R

Manny...with your permission, a Sean Taylor tribute:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/11/two-years-later-one-life-lost.html

Thanks!

http://miamihurricanefootball.blogspot.com/2009/11/miami-vs-duke-112109-offensive-inn.html

dissecting Whipples play calling.. all but one PA pass was on first down... more at the link..

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