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Canes slip to No. 17 in AP and Coaches poll

The University of Miami dropped to No. 17 in both the USA Today/Coaches Poll and Associated Press polls released Sunday after their 36-24 loss at 2nd-ranked Ohio State. 

The Hurricanes (1-1) are now officially carrying the flag for the Atlantic Coast Conference as the only ACC team ranked in either poll. The ACC had a terrible weekend as Virginia Tech lost to the FCS' James Madison, Florida State was blownout at Oklahoma and Georgia Tech lost at Kansas.

UM has a bye this week before heading to Pittsburgh (1-1) for a Thursday night showdown on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

> I'll have some thoughts on Saturday's game Monday after I get a chance to watch it again on my DVR.

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you're going to watch that again? Masochist.

I didn't think Harris looked very good, but I don't think it was his arm strength that was a problem. I was most worried about the o-line and they held up pretty well. Our vaunted receiving corps looked bad. When Harris got the ball to receivers they made a lot of drops. At one point Harris hit 3 receivers in a row in the hands in the endzone and all 3 passes were dropped. The only truly good receiver on the team seems to be Hankerson. These other guys are juniors now and at least one of them has to step up and have a breakout year like Hank had last year. I'm still hopeful the Canes can win the ACC after what I've seen from the other teams in the conference so far.

@weak Arm,
i agree. I've been a Canes fan since 85'. Here is another thing that will piss you off....Teddy Bridgewater will be even worse than Jacory. Watch and see.

Guys,

Did you forget how many titles we won with weak arm QBs (Kosar, Walsh, and Dorsey come to mind immediately) and how many strong armed busts we've had (Costa, Clement, and Wright chief among them)?

Couldn't agree more philguy. I was pleased with every position group except for the WR's and Jacory Harris. Two picks were Benjamins fault and the deflected pass that went right to Nathan Williams. That being said two interceptions is way too many for a team to win in the shoe. And that stretch where Ford, Byrd and Johnson all dropped passes was ridiculous. This game was filled with what-if plays. As painful as that was, this team is in excellent position to win the ACC and go to a BCS bowl. And if that happens this season is definitely a success in my mind.

Teddy Bridgewater is guaranteed to start after Jacory is done at UM. Guaranteed! He went to Northwestern...good enough for Randy.

Cane fans, I hope you guys win every game from here on out -- UM is a much better team that the babbling media-fools are giving credit for. I'm no cane or cane fan myself, but some of the disrespectful commentary about OSU's win seems to me to be disrespectful to UM as well. It was a tough, hard-fought game and mistakes were made -- plenty of them -- on both sides of the ball. Again, I hope you win every game from here on out, and you just might.... But I have to say -- GO BUCKEYES!!!

OUR FANS CAN BE WISHY WASHY ANYWAYS.. THE SAME PEOPLE WILL BE PRAISING THE TEAM WHEN WE START WINNING GAME AFTER GAME.. I'LL TAKE THIS LOSS AND MOVE ON. NO NEED TO HARPER ON THIS FOREVER AND START WITH SOME RACES COMMENTS SOME HAS SAID ON HERE..I THOUGHT THAT WAS RESERVED FOR SEC FANS SINCE THEY ARE IN THE DIXIE SOUTH.. BUT WE HAVE THEM TOO THEY JUST PRETEND TO ACT DIFFERENTLY . WE CAN READ BETWEEN THE LINES THOUGH..

When the supposed best unit on the team (WR) poops the bed on numerous occasions your not gonna win. Please stop crying everyone its only the second game of the year. Jacory is still the Man and Shannon is a good coach. ACC championship sound good to anyone?

I hate that we lost a game we could easily won...i mean take away the very unlucky picks at the end of the 1st half and right after half and we quite posiibly have the lead in the 3rd quarter. the only place we weren't more talented was at QB and not bc J12 suckd but bc TP was a monster and i didnt think he was until yesterday.

You guys make me sick and obviously just look at stats and not actual games. This team messed up bad but showed tons of promise. Jacory did not play a good game but he had no help from the guys who are supposed to catch the damn ball. We did not execute at all. This team will win the acc and will win the bcs this game shows the vast improvement, from 2 years ago. Were not elite but were very good. Sorry you guys can't see that. I am very realistic and this team is much better than you give credit for. Real canes fans I will see you at the games. Haters get out of this blog I am tired of the negativity

I think we need a quarterback with some balls..
Kosar, Dorsey, Testerverde all had our QB does not

Fig need to move back to guard to slow for to be a tackle..

www.firecoachshannon.com And all you Shannon apologists can go straight to hell. I have heard your nonsense for four years about randy this and randy that. Randy is a loser. He was a loser then and he is a loser now. The U is about winning championships not making excuses for an unqualified coach who was in over his head from the very beginning. You morons(shannon lovers) are the ones who have helped him keep his job by fiercely defending him and protecting him despite his obvious shortcomings. It's time to let Randy stand alone like a real man and take the heat he deserves. If he doesn't like it then quit!!! Either way he will be gone next year because the people whose voices truly matter which are the boosters who actually contribute money to the football program are tired of this nonsense and are going to pressure shalala to do the right thing for the program. Again all the idiot fans who continue to support Shannon go find another team to root for. The U is about being a champion and if you accept anything less then that then we don't want you as a fan. Follow Randy out the door!!!!

I'm not a coach but does the offense have a play called screen in its playbook? For the last two years we could have used that play, to off set the pass protection breakdown, Manny do you know or ask why its not part of the offense. This is one game, I didnt expect us to go undefeated but, I dont expect more than 1 or 2 losses.

i'm sorry but Harris is not the answer, he has no zip on the ball, bad decisions, only focus is on one receiver, hardly used tight end, no screen passes, needs to run more, still makes bad reads,we need to go to hurry up offense, spread out and attack

Once Mike Leach wears out his welcome on Fox radio he would like great in orange and green. I'm just sayin

Once Mike Leach wears out his welcome on Fox radio he would like great in orange and green. I'm just sayin

Posted by: U in NY | September 12, 2010 at 05:29 PM
I second that notion! I real coach who has an actual system he can bring in. Plus he punked that tool Craig James son lol. This team and these boys are soft, Leach wouldnt have that shyt.

i want to see jacory run more. it'll add another dimension to his game. he has the ability to do it too. he just needs to bulk up and toughen up a little bit.

randy shannon is a good coach its jacory harris fault we lost the d played a good game tho we shud go undefeatd here on out

i have been a major fan since kosar. i live 30 miles from gainesvile.harris is great against weak opponents not so great against strong schools.if it wasnt for the defence the score would have been a lot worse.great job defence way to go typical miami offence

Randy is an incredible recruiter. You have to give him that. Is there a way to keep Randy as an asst. GM and bring in a real coach? I don't want to completely cut ties with RS, but I think he's over his head. I like the ideas Whipple brings to the table, maybe give him the reins for a game or two?

I'm not an apologist for the U. I've been a fan since 1983. TP is twice the QB as Jacory. When they get up by 14-21 in the future AJ and Spencer need reps

CANE FAN,
u will be blaming "other fans" until the day that sorry unqualified HC is fired.

Last point, I DONT want Jacory running.

He is frail. Just stay in the pocket Jacory until we come up with Plan B.

Attached is AJ Highsmith's High School highlight tape. I'd give him a shot.

AND, NIIICCCEEE Raiders overalls-shorts-onesy thing J12. When I saw that I knew your head wasn't in it. Enjoy QB1 status....until

Very hard to swallow this one. Dropped balls, missed tackles on 3rd down, and CRUCIAL interceptions killed us. However, despite that we were at least there at the end trying to make a game out of it until after 4th down incompletion. To lose in the 'Shoe by 12 with 4TO's, blocked FG and missed FG is not the end of the world. TP was a monster running the ball. He still sucks at throwing and we stuffed Saine and Herron until the last drive. I was happy with the O-line. With how we moved the ball against OSU, when we weren't turning it over, I am very optimistic about the rest of the season. Don't see any D the rest of the way that should keep us under 30....except maybe NC. Win the next 3 games, and we'll be sniffing the top 10 again with still half the season left. Keep your heads up guys. At least 2 of the int.'s weren't J12's fault. Wasn't our day but I thought we played tough. Would love to see them again in a BCS game

In that game some of the interceptions were not all Harris fault, but it happened so now we have to move on and focus on Pitt. That team will test Miami run defense all well the challenge of covering Jonathan Baldwin. In yesterday's game they were positives and negatives to take away and build upon for the next game.

As for Coach Shannon he has done a good job of improving this team year by year creating depth at positions where they were once bare. The game against Ohio State happened and they lost but we cant harp on it need to move on and focus on the Panthers of Pitt.

manny:

can someone sit down with jacory and explain that this is not high school anymore, and its time to grow up and lead your team.

i can't believe that during game week jacory is sitting there on twitter and posting infantile pictures. He needs to find a less childish way to stay loose. One that does not affect his ability to lead.

We all saw him on the sideline by himself. He's not a leader of men.

Here are the positives:

Still #17 Despite 4 horrible ints by our supposed star QB. This means that theres is still some element of respect for thecanes. This team is the only ACC team in the top 25, and other than Penn State, the only 1-1 team.

This same Oregon team (plus Masoli) lost by about the same margin in the Rose Bowl-to this same Ohio State team at a neutral territory, and then put a pasting on so-called SEC speed team Tenneseee. My point, UM is not that far off, people. OSU is that good.

Despite 4 ints, one missed field goal and one blocked field goal, and dropped passes in hands of the receivers galore Um was in the game the whole game until the mid 4th q when the 4th down drive ended. And 12 points is not much. At the shoe, against what could possibly be the best OSU team in decades. In front of 100,000 OSU fans. 5,000 UM fans at the most.

The D stopped OSU from scoring a TD in our red zone 4 times.

OSU had great field position ALL day long (either from great retuens or ints). Hard to beat a time like that.

The bad:

J12 and Pryor were hyped before the game. J12, sorry not only did you get schooled, you got bessnatch slapped. You have been relegated to another league. You looked like a minor leaguer. A boy versus a man. From here on, be more humble. No need to say anything.

choked: Figueroa, Mccarthy, DvD, Coach Whip, Coach pannunzio,and bailey. You all stunk and if any of you even want to smell the NFL (DvD you wont ), you need to step up your game. You played like Bush leaguers. This wasnt the canes team thatwe are all looking for.

Rather than swag, UM has STAHG (should have stayed home, girls)

Other positives:

At least UM isnt FSU or Vtech

The ACC stinks, but ACC teams have the 'nads to go OOC to play:

UVa at USC-played them very close lost by one
UM at OSU
FSU at Okl
FIU vs Rutgers
GT at Kansas (down to the last play)
Vt vs BSU

What other conference does this consistently? Certainly not UF. By the way, congrats UF for dropping 2 spots in the polls despite winning. Contrary to UM, who still gets respect despite losing, you are disrespected for the weenies that you all are!

The ACC is a horrible conference...we should suspend the program until we get a real coach if we don't win it.

Canes Fans,

I want to committ Kehoe: I've been a all around Miami Fan (Dolphins, Canes and Heat) since I can remember. Some of what you are saying is true we shouldn't make any excuses, Harris looked like crap and should take the blame for the lost and the WR's dropped a lot of catchable passes. However in that game our defense was in bad field position all game and only gave up 3 TD's (one of which they drive down field on us) and 4 FG's any other team would be losing by 30 points or more. My thoughts on the game UM should have won they had a good game plan but bad plays by the QB and not enough plays by the WR's. As far as Shannon goes I'm not for or agaisnt him as a head coach until but I will say this the one thing I don't like about UM is we have had to many coaches in the last 10 years. If you look at the top schools USC, FSU, Penn St and others they have coaches that has been in that system for five or more years we need to have that consistency as a head coach. It was a tough loss but with the ACC losing this week we need to regroup and win every game period.

"Randy is an incredible recruiter. You have to give him that. Is there a way to keep Randy as an asst. GM "

NO, he's a terrible recruiter. And there is no such thing as a "GM" in college football.

Guys,
Did you forget how many titles we won with weak arm QBs (Kosar, Walsh, and Dorsey come to mind immediately) and how many strong armed busts we've had (Costa, Clement, and Wright chief among them)?

Posted by: PeteRoc

Pete...Kosar, Walsh and Dorsey were 3 of the most accurate and intelligent QB's UM ever had.
Kelly had a great arm, and except for injury would have been one of da U's best ever. Same with Testaverde and Toretta. You either have a very short memory, or have not been around the Canes very long.

I think I am going to vomit if I see one more post about how close the game was or how we almost won. Get over it. We suck. Again... and we will continue to suck as long as Jacory Harris is QB and RS is head coach. We did not come anywhere close to winning that game.

At least you can post a negative comment about them this year without some moron calling you a racist 5 seconds later.

Posted by: Wonneandonly | September 12, 2010 at 07:31 PM

Should have won that game?????

Will that be reflected in the box score? Just curious?

Pete...Kosar, Walsh and Dorsey were 3 of the most accurate and intelligent QB's UM ever had.
Kelly had a great arm, and except for injury would have been one of da U's best ever. Same with Testaverde and Toretta. You either have a very short memory, or have not been around the Canes very long.

Posted by: IMAWriter | September 12, 2010 at 07:34 PM

IMAWriter....my comments were directed at the many who think this team would be better served with a strong armed QB. You know that most of the ones we've had didn't pan out. it was the supposed weak armed QBs that brought us the most success. I know most of the current fans weren't around before the Dorsey days, but even he had poor games during our championship season (BC and V-Tech particularly). I've watched yesterday game twice now, and only of one Jacory's INTs was a poor pass/read.

Admittedly, there were two balls in particular that he didn't connect in the end zone (one to TB and another to Hank), but he's generally been accurate when he's had time to throw. The commentary on him I've been reading after yesterday's game is no where in line with what actually happened.

Guys it's one loss calm down, and aginst a #2 team!!!!!! But we better win out because if we have a two lost season than it's a disappointment

Rick S. , this clown "CANE FAN " leads the almost won bandwagon. He's also the first guy to cry racism every day. He is the SUPREME APOLOGIST. According to him the canes are a top team, well coached, deep, and chock full of leaders.

HES AN IDIOT

I do have a big problem with "J12" and its his twitter nonsense. He needs to watch more film instead of posting on facebook that he's in love or that the hurricanes are going to make history. Get your head in the game son! He has done nothing yet he acts like he is the secound coming of Gino or Vinny.

Instead of listening to that slow garbage before the games, maybe it's time to get hyped. I see no energy from this team and I am afraid its all RS. I understand and appreciate the fact that our kids are not getting in trouble but its time to unleash the beast. Let these kids go out there and make a couple of late hits. lets get some flags and make the other team think twice about what they are planning to do. I remeber the goos ol days where we would get 3 or 4 unsportsmanlike flags and the team/fans would be hyped and it would change the tone of the game.

"J12" does not know anything about our history at the U and its sad. He made a comment about this game not meaning anything more than another game when asked if what happened in 2002 made this game more important....how could he say that?

I like young Whipple. He is big and throws lefty which would make all of these play-actions more effective. Even the ones where there is no running back to fake to...did you all see that one during the game? No focus from our "leader"

You really think losing to the #2 team on the road is embarassing?

Sorry folks, and I say this as a long time Cane fan, the Canes are a second tier team. It was pretty obvious affter the first 10 minutes although i have to admit that kickoff return for a TD did get my hopes up.

Harris sucks
History?
His half pint ass needs to get BENCHED.
too bad Shannon made that impossible.

You really think losing to the #2 team on the road is embarassing?

Posted by: No one is talking | September 12, 2010 at 09:00 PM


You are a MORON

Miami has to win at least ten games this year.
I'm not sold on Randy's ability to get the team ready for a big game,look at bowl game last year,they played like dogs. Harris also has to be a leader,this is not Northwestern High School,so far he has shown me nothing in big games. Win less than 10 games get rid of Randy and Donna Shalala too,both are trucks.

Miami has to win at least ten games this year.
I'm not sold on Randy's ability to get the team ready for a big game,look at bowl game last year,they played like dogs. Harris also has to be a leader,this is not Northwestern High School,so far he has shown me nothing in big games. Win less than 10 games get rid of Randy and Donna Shalala too,both are trucks.

NO WE NEED TO GET RID OF FANS LIKE YOU ALL...GO ROOT FOR THE GATORS BECAUSE U ALL SURE SOUND LIKE THEM..

Losing to the #2 team is a disappointment. We're the U, at least we used to be.

After 3 seasons what do we know about Jacory? He can't win the big game.
After even more seasons what do we know about Randy?
He can't coach.
Why does the mainstream media keep cutting these two so much slack. They lost the game for us period.
I wonder what UM Board of Trustees is thinking right now. This team will be basically the same next year.

Did anyone watch Alabama game afterwards? Breaking in how many new defenders?
We supposedly have athletes all over the field, but what big plays did they create?
I'm sick of to fast dvd getting beat. I'm sick of Allen Bailey talk and he is nowhere to be seen.

Look, I love the Shannon story and how he recruits, but fact is individual coaching is lacking. How can you have a freak like Bailey and not have him coached up to dominate?

Mediocre coached team in a sad conference. It will be hard to return to national spotlight wallering in the muck of acc.

What about having a wildcat package with Miller. He is certainly going to be special.
I mean you know jacory is going to limp around at least 2 or 3 times a game. Alabama has success with it.

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