« Canes post-game video after loss to Ohio State | Main | Extra points and observations: Ohio State »

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.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

First of all I am very upset at the so called fans on this site. I know that some of the bloggers are not fans of da U, but alot of u are. The ignorant and racist comments are unfair and uncalled for. If it was not for these black athletes Da U would not have the 5 championships that they have. If it was not for Randy Shannon as a DC they might not have the championship from 2001! True Canes I have and I will continue to support this team whether they are 0-12 or 12-0. All of this negativity is absolutely ridiculous! Give the coach and the players time and it will all come together!

How much more time does he need? College has the pesky thing where you have to leave after 4 years.

How could Miami have won. They never were closer than one score in the 4th quarter. Shannon is lucky Tressel was nice and did not put 50 on em.

I didn't hear all of the racist comments when kyle wright, brock berlin, or robert marve sucked! I didn't hear the racist comments when larry coker sucked and left us with nothing! So why all of a sudden are we hearing them now? You guys have no other excuses so you pull out the race card! Very smart so called cane fans, very smart! True cane fanes those that remember the year we went to penn st. had the game won and got beat on a deep pass play that was caught by chauffee fields, remember when we went husky stadium in 1999 and got whipped in the first half but came back to make it a close game? After that we came out and beat everybody we faced and should have played OU for the championship but got screwed by the BCS. What you are seeing is what realistic fans call progress. We are in a society where we want things to happen and we want it now! Ask nick saban, mack brown, jim tressel, les miles, tom osborne how long it takes to get to the top. Keep your heads held high Da U will be back but it's gonna take some time!!!

JUST MY OPINION, but i would make some personel changes...

Bench: kylan(for buchanon), DVD(for mcgee)
Move: fig(G), bailey(DT)
On the hot seat: telemaque

...and play ojomo for once!

Very Well said "state of da u". There are a lot of racists on this board, not a few. It burns them up knowing that we have a black head coach and a black QB. They live in the past thinking QB's are a white man's position and a head coach should be white. I love to read there rants because it makes me happy to read their pains!

Our team is improved no matter how you look at the result. We couldn't score. but a field goal two years ago at the eventual #1 Gators home field. Now we put up 24 on the #2 team albeit we still lost. That defense came to play stuffing the run all day, except for a running qb. They picked on the one scrub in the secondary (DVD) and Brandon Harris is as good as advertised. the front 7 got pressure, but didn't wrap up TP and get him on the ground. He is as good as advertised.

Jacory threw up all over himself and the WR (Benjamin) vommitted on themselves too. That was the ultimate doom for the Canes on Saturday, not TP. Miami's WRs easily left 3 TD's on the field. Not excuses, facts! They choked and everybody saw it. Chase ford... needs to buy "stick-um" for his hands

But still... What other team do we have on our schedule can compare to THE OHIO STATE UNIV.? Instead of making excuses, lets think realistically about the season. The coastal Division is garbage. GT lost to KANSAS! we should smoke them in ATL. VT lost to JMU (an FCS school). We will hang 50 on them! Carolina has walk-ons filling their two deep. nuff-said. FSU's defense got SMOKED! their secondary is known nationwide as "toast".

It would be a surprise if we lost another game this season.

1

Your the one talking about race. Kyle Wright took more abuse than anyone. Fans even confronted his parents.

If you want to talk race, how come Miami does not have any white QB's? A position dominated by whites and yet Miami has not one. Imagine if Nick Saban had 3 white Tb's.

Sad to say, this team has no business being ranked in the top 25. And they won't be after we lose to the Wannstache. God, the horror. This team is pathetic. Horrible tackling technique. Horrible linebackers. Horrible offensive line. Jacory Harris is more concerned with his his public persona than he is with winning or losing. The coaches and their schemes are dumb as hell. Even the kicker sucks now. Just end it.

State of da u Shannon was not the defensive coordinator in 2001 Greg Schiano was get your facts straight!!!

Dajediknight it's great that you revel in the failure of your black brothers Harris and Shannon. Amazing you would rather be second rate with them then be first rate with a coach like urban meyer and a quarterback like Tim Tebow. You are a joke!!!!! Oh and by the way there are only 13 black coaches in FBS and for a good reason so what kind of change are you talking about fool!!!!

I don't understand how people want to blame this on Randy Shannon. That is crazy. The 4 turnovers aren't Randy's fault, and that is what lost the game.

I stand corrected state of da u was right Shannon was defensive coordinator in 2001. He was a very good defensive coordinator but not a good head coach.

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

Posted by: hurricane305 | September 12, 2010 at 04:46 PM

I'm thinking Fig to LG and Henderson to RT.

STFU Robert. I'm white and I'll gladly help kick your ass not that it's needed.

I will back off though cause we're not face to face. No reason to do keyboard chest bumps. LMAO!!!

Sad to say, this team has no business being ranked in the top 25. And they won't be after we lose to the Wannstache. God, the horror. This team is pathetic. Horrible tackling technique. Horrible linebackers. Horrible offensive line. Jacory Harris is more concerned with his his public persona than he is with winning or losing. The coaches and their schemes are dumb as hell. Even the kicker sucks now. Just end it.

Posted by: Merkin Muffley | September 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM

12 point loss to #2 in the land in front of their own 101,000. I would have loved to be around you when we lost to pathetic Virgina 48-0. Just find another team. We honestly won't care.

GO CANES!!!

Shannon is a great Def. cord., but lacks in ability as head coach. He's too conservative firstly, and seems to baby the kids too much. There were times I could swear I thought Shannon was gonna cry on the sidelines. He's not the man to shoulder the responsibility of this team. Great recruiter. Great DC. But he seems to have his issues, which are great.

Guys guys guys. Stop the racist nonsense. The U has always been ghetto, city, and us againstthe world. The racist media hated the U's "blackness" no need for there to be that kind of stuff among fans. If you dont love the U, get the f- off this blog.

Recall,

1983--- Lost the first game. In fact got our butts whipped AT gainseville. Then, ran the table, rest is history

2000--- Lost the first game. Then ran the table. Robbed from playing OU for the NC

All is not lost. Florida has played for 3 Ncs without being undefeated. There is still a lot to play for, if players and coaches learn from their gross mistakes. Clearly if UM doesnt win 10, RS should go. But lets wait and see.

CANES FAN YESTERDAY, CANES FAN TODAY AND YOU GOT IT CANES FAN! TOMORROW ........ BEAT PITT !
GO CANES ! THIS WILL BE A VERY GOOD TEAM !

I'm so tired of hearing about supposed 'weak arm' quarterbacks like Dorsey, Walsh, etc..What matters is what's BETWEEN THE EARS! Those weak arm quarterbacks of the past had it...and won titles.
I'm sorry, but Jacory Harris is not going to lead this team(this year or next) to a National Championship OR an ACC Title.

That guy makes it sound like The U is the only team with black players. By his reasoning the media should hate every team in the nation. Terrible opinion from that guy.

You guys are over reacting. I'm a Gator/Cane and I hate seeing OSU win anything.

Put this one behind you guys. There's a whole lot of football left and memories are short with the pollsters.

Tired of the Randy Shannon bashing by bloggers who have never coached a high school team much less a college team. Of course all you haters know more football than Randy and his staff. If so why haven't you sent in your outstanding football resumes to the U. Randy isn't going anywhere you fools and when he gets the winner that is coming you will say you have been with him all this time. You are fans of winning not fans of the U!!!

You are the loser here not Shannon, fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Go CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Think Pitt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets Go Into Their Backyard and Turnover their garbage can and kick ass!!

I'm most worried about the lack of Zip that JH puts on the ball, Ohio State is to fast, they continue to just step into the ball, if he's going to develop in a Stud QB he needs to get the ball in there in a hurry, instead of that lobbing motion, WR's think if you get to this level you would be able to catch the ball, It's a simple game, you run the ball, you throw the ball, you catch the ball

I'm so sick of the negative fans in here. We go to one of the most hostile environments in college football today and compete. Granted, our offense sputtered in the first half, but they were really good in the second. The only reason we lose this game is due to turnovers! J12 scores a TD instead of a pick aty OSU's 4 yard line, it's a completely different game. Not everyone is perfect, we had a turnover infested game. The true fans see the silver lining.

Am I upset we lost, hell yeah. But it's one game this season. Stay positive and go on a 12 game win streak. We do that and a 13-1 record is pretty damn good.

All you haters, get off the coaches back. They had nothing to do with the turnovers. I'm proud to be a 'Canes fan. If you're not, then get the H*LL outta here, we don;t need your BS Negativity!!!

Hurricane Randy:

Your crazy if you think Randy is ever going to win here. We'll lose again this year...probably to some scrub ACC team. What does that say about us?!?!

Shannon doesn't know how to manage a team, he's not on the level of someone like Saban or Meyer. Shannon a second-tier coach. Face it!

Maybe I am overly optomistic, but before the season started, I had been saying, this is a reincarnation of the 2000 team. Similar strengths and weaknesses as well as schedule (remember Washington was our 2nd game of the season and Dorsey stunk up the field in the first half of that game). I believe the remainder of the schedule favors this team to go the rest of the way without a loss, plus, the ACC is down, I am going to stay positive, I think this team finishes the year in the top 5 and plays in the BSC. More importantly, OSU and Bama are going to lose a lot of players this year, so they will be down next year. I think 2011 is our year. Finally, history is our our side, we have never won a National Championship in an even year, so with the Jr & Sr laden team next year and an odd # year, it is almost our destiny to get prepared this year for next year's run...

That was a pretty sloppy game Saturday. Would have had far more respect for your team if they said we got beat by a pretty good OSU team today.

Honestly, OSU did not play nearly as well as they are capable of. I attibute some of that to the skill and athleticism of the Canes. Pryor was off for most of the 1st half, and did not look near as sharp as he did against Marshall. The touch passes were just not there today. Two special teams scores against us? That hasn't happened in 100 years of OSU football.

Marshall must be better than I thought, or Va Tech isn't as good as I thought. We will get more reference on that when you play them later this season.

Good luck Canes, we will see you next year, if not before,

OSUfan.

Same story just a different year. Look at the carolia & Va tech games from last year and it's the same things happening; interceptions (usually at least 3) poor tackling, dropped interceptions, penalties and dropped passes. would it help if Jacory could drill a football to his WR once and awhile, yes but he has no arm strength, he floats the ball to much. Realistically two of the interceptions weren't his fault but the other 2 were terrible.If we are to reach the top 10 again we have to man up and learn how to win on the road, especially against ranked teams.
As far as Shannon as a coach goes he's done an adequat job, especially recruiting, except at the LB & DE tackle position, where we are woefully inadequate. When was the last time we had any kind of All-american D-Tackle or LB? Stars sometimes do matter.

As an african american and as much as i want to see Coach Shannon become the first african american head coach to tin a national championship i must admit hes not going to be that guy to lead us back to the top or make history. This team is never prepaired and we did not tackle well against FAMU either and it carried over into the Ohio St game. I blame Jacory for only 2 bone head picks that lead to 10 points for Ohio St and our we droped way to many passes. We need to Blitz more and droped 3 INTs. Coach Shannon needs to put his best players on the field like Lamar Miller and we better win the Acc and BCS bowl game or else its time for Randy to go...

Saturday was definitely a major DISAPPOINTMENT for Cane Nation. It was one of those games that was the perfect catalyst to transition the Canes to the Miami of old. Instead, it entrenched us in the state of mediocrity that we have become.

Quite frankly, Miami's coaching staff did not have the Orange and Green prepared for this pivotal contest. The Buckeyes are a quality program, but Miami can match them for the most part.

Jacory is not the QB that Miami fans took for granted in the glory days, but, unfortunately, he is the best we have and if he goes down we may be in real trouble. Coach Shannon ran the QB depth out of town with his preferential treatment of JH, but there is still a wide gap between him and AJ, who really should be a DB and probably will once the young QB's develop or actually show up on campus.

The only saving grace is that the ACC has proven itself to be a joke again. Reality further dictates the Shannon haters will have to face the fact that he is here for awhile. With his extension, the Canes simply can't afford to afford paying another coach to be a television commentator.

For the Shannon lovers, if he's such a great recruiter, let's see him finally develop the so-called talent that he has recruited. To date that has not happened and his game day coaching certainly has not done anything to make anyone think he is a great coach.

Maybe it's frustration, but more than any game in the recent past, this game was a major disappointment. With hopes of greatness, we are once again staring the very real face of mediocrity right in the face.

There are no more FAMUs on the schedule from this point forward, so strap it on, win a weak ACC title, and see where that puts us when the dust settles. Gotta run the table now prove that it realy is "all about the U!" GO CANES!! Prove me wrong!!

REALLY WHAT TRUE CANE FAN IS SCREAMING FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUSPENDED IF THEY DONT WIN TEN GAMES. I UNDERSTAND THE GAME DIDNT TURN OUT THE WAY WE WANTED TOO. BUT TO JUMP OFF THE BANGWAGON AND SCREAM FOR HEADS TO BE CHOPPED OFF AFTER THE 2ND!!!! WEEK OF THE SEASON JUST SHOWS WHAT KIND OF TRUE FAN YOU ARE. ITS THE SECOND WEEK PEOPLE. IF EVERY TEAM WAS PREPARED EVERY WEEK EVERYONE WOULD GO UNDEFEATED. RELAX BANDWAGON FANS!

We have every right to be as negatiev as we want, I don't care what the opponent was ranked, there is NO excuses for missed tackles, dropped balls, MULTIPLE false starts, and absolutely NO rush from Bailey who is suppossed to be a 1st round draft pick....c'mon these dudes looked soft

As an african american and as much as i want to see Coach Shannon become the first african american head coach to tin a national championship i must admit hes not going to be that guy to lead us back to the top or make history. This team is never prepaired and we did not tackle well against FAMU either and it carried over into the Ohio St game. I blame Jacory for only 2 bone head picks that lead to 10 points for Ohio St and our we droped way to many passes. We need to Blitz more and droped 3 INTs. Coach Shannon needs to put his best players on the field like Lamar Miller and we better win the Acc and BCS bowl game or else its time for Randy to go...

Posted by: Sporty-j | September 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM

respectable man right there.

PLAYING THE NUMBER TWO TEAM I THE NATION AT THEIR HOME AND LOSING BY TWO TOUCHDOWNS. IN MY OPINION THE U M SHOULD NOT HAVE DROPPED TO NUMBER SEVENTEEN. I THI NK SOME OF THE POLLSTERS ARE AFRAID OF THE U. JUST LOOK AT OHOW THE SCHEDULE WAS MADE UP, SOMEBODY WAS AFRAID. THAT'S ALRIGHT. THE CANES WILL REBOUND AND DO WELL ANYWAY. PSALMS 119:98 PROVERBS 11:8 PROVERBS 15:3

we played the number 2 team and it was not a cake walk so we lost now let get it together and wIN the next game and go from there. so of all the so call canes fan need to stop crying about the what ifs and pull for our team QB and all let keep the fath cause when we start to win a lot of the story and comment will change and all you hater will go away GO CANES

we deserve better,its time to grow up.we will win,I just cant wait till it happens.I am a true CANE how ever long it takes to win so be it.When? they do hit me back,and let me tell you its sooner than you think Be a fan support your team.LOL.{ still hurting in V,A

OSU should run the tables in the Big Ten, with the exception of Michigan. Their QB is outstanding. He can throw, run, and play smart. It will be a great game. We blew an excellent opportunity to break in to the top ten elite. It is dissapointing but not the end of the world.

I cannot critique Shannon from one game. You must critique his complete body of work. There is steady improvement. However, he has to win the ACC championship. That is the goal.

Let's learn from our mistakes, get tougher, tackle better, cover better, execute offense, and catch the freakin ball!

Let's go CANES!!!

Sean spence made 11 tackles but did you see how many times he missed Pryor. We get these light undersized linebackers granted they are fast but when they go up against the elite players they just dont make the plays!!!

« 1 2

The comments to this entry are closed.