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Shannon orders shutdown of Twitter accounts

If you want to know what quarterback Jacory Harris or any other Miami Hurricanes are thinking before their next big game, you'll have to be friends with them on Facebook because they won't be on Twitter anymore.

University of Miami coach Randy Shannon has ordered a shutdown of all players' Twitter accounts, effective by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday according to UM's sports information office. The reason: Shannon wants less distractions.

"I called coach Shannon, who is out recruiting, and he told me he's asked players to shut down their Twitter accounts," UM sports information director Chris Freet said. "The goal is to limit distractions and help them focus. There are bigger goals than Tweeting."

Here are some of the players' final Tweets:

> Brandon McGee: "who gonna write my twitter account obituary??? lol" yall holla at me on facebook lol ill be there bean bag chilling Jet living

> Ryan Hill: "I’M SHUTTING DOWN MY TWITTER ACCOUNT IN 5 MIN. I THANKYOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FEEL FREE TO FACEBOOK ME-RYAN HILL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL"

> Damien Berry: "It’s soo hard to say good bye to twitter mane…"

> Lee Chambers: "Twitter it’s been a pleasure. My account will no longer exist after today. Nothing personal, it’s business….."

> Jordan Futch: "dis my last tweet see yal in da spring."

Shannon used to have personnel monitor players tweets. Apparently, he hasn't been happy with the fact players are tweeting so close to kickoff and sharing so much personal information. 

I'll have more later.

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u can be negative in a respectful way, and thats how i do by asking u: are these takented young players getting better under shannon, or worse. hes 1-6 in the big games, and that one was a last second win against fsu who ended up unranked. u dont have to answer the previous question. its rhetorical.

Guys, the same mean-spirited dolt does the same stuff on the Gator blog. I'm sure it's the same guy being obnoxious over here. We just ignore him, and you guys should do the same.

Regarding the season, it's not over guys. I doubt any team will go undefeated this year. OSU will lose at least one game and so will Alabama (probably to Ryan Mallet and Ark or Cam Newton and Auburn). The good thing for the Canes is they got their loss in week 2. This loss will be long forgotten by the end of the year.

Only some bitter b*tches would find a way to dog Randy for doing this lol

VA SoulCane - I also saw Gruden take a dysfunctional Raiders organization to the AFC championship, but the point of my comment is that there has to be a better gameday coach. I've been the biggest Randy supporter but the guy looks lost when the going gets tough, some guys can't handle the pressure. Maybe the 6AM practices should be moved to the afternoon so they are awake and focused during practice, maybe we can recruit some kids who can tackle, maybe we can show some focus....all of these things fall on the head coach. Randy gets credit for "un-cokerizing" the team, but how much credit do you get for going from absolutely dismal to decent...since when has decent been the standard at Miami? And please don't put Randy in the same league as Dungy...that's just insane.

There is no way this is the same old crap. The 2007 team would have lost this game 70 -10. Lets wait and see the finished product at the end of the year.

Most critics are fans of winning, the true test of a fan is to support the team when the chips are down. I am old enough to remember winless and 1 or 2 win seasons.

I remained a fan and was rewarded with all those NC's.

Fans who say they don't care how we win just win at any cost don't care about the young men on this team and about their life after Hurricane football. Too many bandwagon fans, win I'm for you, lose and I rip you a new one and use racial and insulting comments about the coaches and players.

The real losers here are the so called fans. Get a life and stop relying on 18-20 year olds to deliver the only satisfaction you get in life!!!!!

To Ted,

Unless U are Ted Hendricks..... anyone can say on a blog I did this and I did that. Sorry don't buy the lies.


THE HEAT ON RANDY SHANNON'S JOB IS HOTTER THAN GEORGIA ASPHAULT IN AUGUST!!! SO ONCE AGAIN HE'S DEFLECTING BLAME IN ANY DIRECTION HE CAN!!! TWITTER, RANDY, REALLY!?! REALLY!?!
FACE IT RANDY, JACORY IS NOT THAT GOOD A QB ON THIS LEVEL!!!
I TOO, SAW ROUTES NOT RUN CORRECTLY, BUT THAT'S WHEN A QUARTERBACK NEEDS TO IMPROVISE AND RUN THE BALL FOR A FIRST DOWN FROM TIME TO TIME!!! IT WORKS, I'VE SEEN IT!!! TERRELL PRYOR PROVED THAT IT CAN BE DONE!!! TIME AND TIME AGAIN!!!
BY THE WAY, IF I HAVE TO WATCH ONE MORE BALLOON THROWN BY HARRIS, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO BUY YET ANOTHER TV, THE THIRD IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, TO DEMONSTRATE HOW TO THROW SOMETHING WITH SOME ZIP ON IT!!!
BUT GO AHEAD AND BLAME TWITTER FOR THIS LATEST ABORTION OF A FOOTBALL GAME, DEFLECTING ACCOUTABILITY FOR THE INCOMPETENCE OF YOUR QB AND OFFENSIVE TALENT EVALUATION SKILLS!!!
BE SURE TO ADD THAT TO THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT TO NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THEIR SPECIAL TEAMS COACHING VACANCY!!!

Jacory will throw 3 INTS and he Will act like he's hurt, You guys don'yt get it, he will NOT when a big game for us PERIOD.As for for Randy jury is still out untill he has a non- choking QB, but if Teddy stinks too he's gone in my opinion. Wow winning the ACC- great, i remember we didnt even hang conference title banners all we played for was National Championships, and now we cant even win this sorry-arse conference? dosent matter winning the ACC is like being the smartest person on the short bus- how pathetic

Jacory will never be the "man" here - how cant some of you see that?

I didn't read the blog but here is what I think about this whole twitter thing. If its not going to put the program in probation, I strongly believe the coaches should concentrate on preparing for pitt before they worry about what is going on in the twitter world. Seriously, the players weren't ready for last game and I put some blame on all coaches. Create a committee to monitor their account and move on to more important things. WIN BIG GAMES!

Did anyone else catch Jacory's apology on Twitter (reported by the Sun Sentinel)? There is something wrong with that kid aside from the INTs.

Jacory, some of us critical of you, your coach and your teammates have been supporting the program since before you were born. If you don't like losing support when you suck, perhaps you should do all of us a favor and leave. We'll still be here long after you're gone. Stop being an infant - grow up and be a man already.

I live in Ohio and am a die hard Canes fan, and I was in the stadium Saturday and I can assure you that Twitter didn't lose the game for UM. Nor was the loss soley on Jacory Harris. Two to Three of the INTs werent his fault and anyone can misread a zone blitz but here's the skinny from inside the stadium:

1. At 1:30 the buses were just pulling up to the stadium, that's when Jacory was tweeting!
2. Wr's have to run the routets, catch the ball, compete for the ball, take a hit, and make F@%$! plays!!! Be A PLAYMAKER
3. DB's cant Blow Coverages
4. DB's have to make plays when they have a chance(3 dropped INT's)
5. DL have to control their rush when playing against a mobile QB, hell Craig Krenzle had 80 rushing yds in National Title loss
6. RB's have to catch the ball out of the backfield
7. Special Teams cant give up big returns after we score
8. Coaches have to design routes that attack the coverage why no shallow cross with digs or post over top vs. Cover 2? Also no screen passes!
9. Safeties must make tackles!!!!

In 2000, UM lost to Washington and went on not to lose for almost three years! The sky isnt falling, Jacory is fine, coaches are ok! PLAYERS HAVE TO PLAY! And a lot of UM fans need to grow a pair and quit whinning all the time!!! These guys lost to the #2 team in the country in Sept. on the road and I LIVE in Ohio and wanted a win more than most of you out there! I have to live it for 365 more days!!

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