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UM debuts at No. 13 in Associated Press poll

All I have to say is: Nailed it!

The Miami Hurricanes will enter the 2010 season ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press poll. As a first year voter in the poll, I had the Canes 13th

Does that mean that is where I think they'll finish? Not necessarily. This team is obviously very talented and has an opportunity to climb. As a fan, that's all you could ask for. Six of the AP's preseason Top 25 teams are on Miami's schedule this year: No. 2 Ohio State, No. 10 Virginia Tech, No. 15 Pitt, No. 16 Georgia Tech, No. 18 North Carolina and No. 20 Florida State.

It marks the 22nd time since 1983 the ‘Canes have earned a preseason Top 25 ranking by the AP. The Hurricanes rank 16th in the country with 28 total appearances in the AP’s preseason poll since 1936.

The ‘Canes were also ranked No. 13 in the USA Today Preseason poll which was released earlier this month.

Last season, Miami opened the year unranked in the AP poll and finished at No. 19 after a 9-4 campaign. The last time the `Canes opened the season ranked this high was 2006, when UM was voted No. 11 in the coaches' poll and No. 12 in the AP poll. It also marks the ninth time in the last 12 years UM earned an AP preseason ranking.

> Senior Matt Bosher was named to the 2010 preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s top kicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Bosher earned first team All-ACC honors as a kicker and second team All-ACC honors as a punter in 2009. He connected on 14-of-16 field goals and ended the season making 12 in a row, which is the second-best streak in school history in a career and in a single-season. He also has made 90 consecutive extra-point attempts, which also is the third-best streak in a career at Miami. He was a semifinalist for the Groza Award as a sophomore in 2008 after going 18-of-20 in field goals and earning second team All-ACC honors.

Bosher has a career success percentage of 88.9 percent in field goals. He enters the 2010 season as the most accurate returning kicker in the nation having made 32-of-36 field goals attempts.

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Aside from Bosher stat numbers I just love his tackling!!

I Like This Squad Alot! I Know The Schedule Is Tough, But Ive Got Faith In This Team. Go Canes!!!

First!

Great info. Saw the UM v. Wisconsin game again last night on espn u and I am starting to wonder if this years o-line will be that much improved. They were totaly dominated by the Wisconsin d-line. I know that we have made great strides at adding talent to that position but as a unit will they be that much better. No doubt that schedule will answer that question. Got my tickets. GOOO! CANES!

Your poll... come on Penn State over Miami? You're allowed to be a little biased.

No you didnt nail it.

Spoprting news and ESPN power rankings are more accurate.

UM has the talent tobe top ten. UF is grossly and nauseatingly overrated at 4.

get over yourself

The O-line and Special Teams hold da canes fate.

Congrats Manny on getting to have a roll in choosing whichever National Champion you really believe is the best regardless of NCAA sanctions. I hope you'll take the proper amount of time necessary to truly stay on top of what teams deserve to be ranked highly and which teams are just living on tradition and hype for the year.

the wisconsin game was not a domination.. forget we were actually suppose to win the game .. but the team got soft .... they didnt want to play .. they acted like it was to cold .. a dismal 49degrees did you see our team on the bench shivering .. like soft hoes ...the talent is there do the have heart and are they hard ... not soft ?????? cant be soft and play football .. just cant do it ...

I agree! I am a cane fan (graduated 92) but they were soft as sh*t against Wisconsin. We better whoop some OSU a**. Sick and tried of having talent but not having heart. Like I said I bleed orange and green but we need to win this year. Like the players say, NO EXCUSES

Agree with kamonra

Big ten people and all thehaters talk about how we got "manhandled"

Truth is, the coaches were manhandled by the UW coaches as well. Their QB kept dumping it to the slot guy all night long, and was open all night long. The team played with no heart either and yet... almost pulled it off at the end without Coop

the players where more woried about their place around the space heater in the wisky game,than the game, and the coaching staff didn't care about that. I hope the attitude of both have changed considerably, especially the staff. Champions are created by their leaders, players bring the talent needing someone to direct it. It was total confusion at times last year,inimal, or no adjustments made for quarters or halfs at a time.

I attended the Wisconsin Game and, yes, it was an embarressment. There is no question that the Wisconsin defense absolutely dominated our offense. What bothered me the most; however, was one of the final series of downs.
Wisconsin's defensive line pushed our line back so far that Harris was actually in front of his defenders and he didn't have the sense to get out of there. I am a supporter of Randy Shannon; however, I truly believe his staff assumes that their charges know how to play the game. The coaches forget or don't realize that they are first teachers. The bottom line is: We have the athletes, we have the motivation, but we lack the basics to become a national champion.

Open at #13 in the polls is fine. When they win all there games they can play for the NC anyway. Going into spring and continuing now, UM appears to have more physical practices. Both of the fronts will be tougher. The d-line will dominate this year like we did in our glory years. We have better RB's and O-line than we have had in the last 8 years. This is the year we will become the hated again in college football.

When OSU beat us (Not) for the 2002 NC they started the season off at 13. Also the 2000 OU NC team started off about the same spot. So 13 is not a terrible place to be preseaon.

I also saw the wisconsin game again yesterday. Yeah we got pushed around but defensively, the bottom line, they only gave up 20 points. Seeing the game again, I was really disapointed with the play calling. Whipple did nothing to help out the oline. I saw play after play where wisconsin dbs were 10-12 yds off of our receivers, especially travis benjamin. It should have been automatic for j-12 to throw a hitch slant or out immediately to him, but not once did they take advantage of that cushion. Hopefully that will change this year. go canes

FIRST OF ALL. I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND BOSHER ON HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. SECOND . I DON'T BELIEVE IN LIVING IN THE PAST. THE U M PLAYED VERY WELL, THEN INCURRED SOME KEY INJURIES THAT MADE THEM APPEAR FAR MORE INFERIOR THAN THEY ARE. THIS YEAR WE HAVE ONE OF THE BIGGEST O LINE'S WE'VE HAD I N A LONG TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST. IN MY OPINION COLLECTIVELY. WE HAVE THE BEST GROUP OF BACKS AND RECEIVERS IN THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE THE BEST LEADER AND FIELD GENERAL IN ICE. HE IS A HEISMAN CANDIDATE AND WITH A LITTLE TIME TO THROW. HE COULD VERY WELL WIN THE HEISMAN THIS YEAR. GO CANES GO. THE SCHEDULE MAKERS THOUGHT THEY WERE BURYING YOU WITH THAT TOUGH SCHEDULE, BUT ACTUALLY THEY WERE PLANTING YOU. YOU ARE NOW LIKE THE PALM TREE, YOU WILL BEND, BUT NEVER BREAK. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID. THE CANES ARE FOR REAL. PSALMS 40 AMOS 9:13

Actually, the team pretty much sets the schedule, Rick AKA CHRIST. They sign contracts years in advance with the out of conference teams, and the ACC schedule is on some kind of rotation. Psalms 61.

I see from time to time people saying they have graduated from the U. Then go on to state what a FAN of the Canes they are. HELLO, stop selling yourself short. Your not a Cane FAN, you are a CANE and will be until the day you die, if you want to be. You don't have to have actually carried the old pigskin to be a CANE or participated in any sport for that matter while you earned your degree at the U. GOOOOO CANES!

BBA 70 Retired

I thought it was like 35 degrees for the Wisconsin game...I was there...maybe it was 49 but like 40 with the wind chill...

Another year another pre-season top 25. Another year another #4 ACC finish and non-top 25. Canes football summarized.

Good starting spot to start! I think we will end up much higher. To all of the fair weather fans, the sun is about to shine on Coral Gables.

Manny I know you "think" you nailed it, but honestly it is disappointing that the Miami Hurricane beat writer for The Miami Herald has this team that is loaded, matured & top 10 material no higher than 13. Doesn't say much about your optimism and expectations for this team.

Laz

Craig James from ABC did not even have us in his top 25...nice...see you guys in AZ in Jan

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