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UM injury report for Pittsburgh

Here is the University of Miami football Tuesday injury report heading into Thursday’s game at Pittsburgh.

Questionable
OL Joel Figueroa – Upper Extremity
DL Luther Robinson – Lower Extremity
DL Marcus Robinson – Lower Extremity

Doubtful
RB Graig Cooper – Lower Extremity

Out
OL Malcolm Bunche – Lower Extremity
LB Kelvin Cain - Dental
DB Lee Chambers – Upper Extremity
DL Curtis Porter – Lower Extremity

Surgery and Out for the Season
FB John Calhoun – Lower Extremity
LB Shayon Green – Upper Extremity
RB Darion Hall – Upper Extremity
DL Jeremy Lewis – Lower Extremity
LB Travis Williams – Lower Extremity

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Manny,

Do u know if Jeremy lewis will opt for a redhsirt? So he can have 2 years left..

Manny,

Do u know if Jeremy lewis will opt for a redhshirt? So he can have 2 years left..

Randy really needs to work on having his players take care of their extremities....

Its college. They arent gonna tell u the exact injury. College football is about protecting the players who play for u. Saying lower extremity and out of season is in all likely hood a knee or achilles. I dont understand why fans think they have the right to know what the exact injury is are u this kids parent or doctor no then guess what u have no need to know. Plus im not sure what miami can tell us anyways with the new privacy laws.

Thank God no Middle Extremity injuries.

Go 'Canes. Beat Pitt!!!

Dental? That's a classic haha.

As a fan I too have frustration by the limited injury descriptions. But, Randy Shannon is playing it very smart as the only people who benefit by giving detailed descriptions of injuries of our players are our competitors.

Excerpts of article:

Media outlets (including USA TODAY) make the NFL's injury list a staple of their coverage, but many teams aim to meet the league's reporting requirements while offering as little meaningful information as possible to their foes. Some teams (the Patriots and the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts, for example) have done so by reporting every little nick to a player, making it difficult to tell who's really hurt.

"If you want to be real technical about it," former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson says of the injury report, "you could list the majority of your team," because in a sport as violent as pro football, nearly all players "have something that's not 100%."

Meanwhile, other teams — in recent years, the Cowboys under former coach Bill Parcells, for example — hardly list anyone as injured unless they are totally unable to play.

Then there are teams that have used sleight of hand in reporting injuries.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who resigned after 15 seasons with the team, acknowledges telling a fib or two to try to protect his players.

"Sometimes when a guy had an ankle (injury), I might list it as a knee, just because I didn't want people knowing where to take shots at my players," Cowher says.

Just heard the Randy Shannon show on the radio. There's no dissent on the air about the program. Not on that show or any other show that talks about UM Football.

It's almost sickening to hear that everyone is OK with the way we are progressing.

Would someone either grow a pair and speak out or remove the orange and green goggles.

Alabama had a similar situation and they ran Shula out of town quicker than quick. Same with UF and ND.

Or you could be an intelligent COLLEGE football coach and admit that teams aren't game planning around the majority of your team. They game plan around skill guys not oline guys with lower extremity injuries. Top ranked teams don't give a crap because a tLented guy will step in and they bother with this paranoid nonsense that is insulting to players , their families, their fans, and TICKET BUYERS

Combo it's part of those shows. They screen the callers thoroughly and only air koolaid drinkers. It's a joke. It's worse than not showing any discontent. They actually act like everything is great and that regardless of getting whipped by osu, everything is on an upward trajectory. It's a joke. Irvin is pure UM garbage too. Even though he's emotional and sincere, he's a huge apologist.

"Dental"?? Don't they mean "Mandibular Extremity"?

Let me add that Irvin is great when he talks NFL. It's his cane comments that are a joke. Nut up and blast them Irvin. They're pathetic.

Let the excUses begin

Dear Brain Injury:

After reading your response I hope your ‘brain injury’ is something that you will completely recover from…God Speed my friend!

Okay, the best minds in all of football are in lockstep when saying that describing injuries has the real potential to give your opponent an edge, yet you counter that someone will just step in and take the place of the injured STARTER.

Hmmmm…after careful consideration I’m going with Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells and Randy Shannon over your take on this.

And by the way…the players, their families and real ticket buying Canes fans are not insulted when Randy Shannon takes steps to protect his players…sorry.


PS: Teams don't game plan around the opponents D-linemen or O-Linemen only skill players? Not trying to be insulting, but is your post a comedy routine?

We know the Pig and his posts. It's old news.

22-18 (0.55) randys current record

50 wins 0 losses

72-18 (.80) now equaled to Larry Coker's record who by the way was FIRED!

Reverse racism????

Things that make you say hmmmmmmmmmmm........

Just heard the Randy Shannon show on the radio. There's no dissent on the air about the program. Not on that show or any other show that talks about UM Football.
It's almost sickening to hear that everyone is OK with the way we are progressing.
Would someone either grow a pair and speak out or remove the orange and green goggles.
Alabama had a similar situation and they ran Shula out of town quicker than quick. Same with UF and ND.

Posted by:
The Combo |
September 21, 2010 at 08:17 PM

Just read your post & it's equally sickening. Saban room over an established, experienced team. UF showed no improvement year in or year out to hang it's hat on. ND regress each year.

RS is not only showing improvement each year, it's done without the negative arrests or very little issues with discipline or educational issues with these young men. Remember... these kids have parents who decided that RS will be their chosen coach to guide their son during their college years.

Thank god it's the parents involved in helping these kids make their choice of programs than outsiders like yourself.

22-18 (0.55) randys current record

50 wins 0 losses

72-18 (.80) now equaled to Larry Coker's record who by the way was FIRED!

Coker was 60-15 not 72-18. But Im not writing to correct that. I watched the OSU game again, and we had a real shot to blow that thing wide open. The INT where Benji wasnt looking, would have been a huge gain, the safety was playing 15 yards back and he was the only man to beat. The one that went through Benji hands was a drop, the deflection to Hank was a fluke and the one to Berry was Jacorys fault all the way. I can't believe I just tried to justify 4 INT but there. Also, OSU left 15 PTS on the field, TP missed wide open players on two of the drives where they got field goals and the last drive of the game they could have easily scored. That being said the final score could have been an unrealistic 51-44. The U still loses but by a touchdown and we showcase the O and build on the D.

I WROTE ALL OF THAT TO SAY THIS WE HAVE WAY TO MANY PL.U.M SNAPS. PLAYS UN MADE. WE NEED PLAYMAKERS! EASY RIGHT!

Oh and that last TD pass to Chase Ford was a terrible decision and should have been, picked but the LB was a midget. Benji was in the front of the endzone naked.

i don't understand the competitive advantage gained by not not disclosing a player lost for the season's injury. That's what makes it comical, not because he's trying to keep team from zeroing on Fig's shoulder or the Robinsons' ankles (as if their injuries are a secret). It's a perfectly understandable strategy, but Randy is pretty frequently over the top paranoid with it.

By Matt Murschel

Bryant Gumbel took a shot at the Florida football program and Urban Meyer in his closing commentary during Tuesday night’s episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO.

Gumbel made the following comparisons between the scandals at USC with Reggie Bush and the arrests that have taken place at Florida.

“Finally tonight, a few words about crime and punishment. I’m no legal expert, not by a long shot, but I do believe that driving drunk, robbing a convenience store, and hitting your girlfriend are all worse offenses than dealing with an agent. Most people would agree with that I think except, it seems, the folks in charge of college football.

How else to explain the fact that the USC Trojans are currently on NCAA probation while the Florida Gators are not, even though Florida’s program has seen 30 different players arrested during the short tenure of Coach Urban Meyer. That’s right, by NCAA standards, 30 arrests merit not so much as an official reprimand. But dealing with a prospective agent prematurely, as former Trojan Reggie Bush did, gets your program punished for four years.

It’s not just about USC. NCAA investigations are ongoing at the Universities of Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina for the same kind of premature conversation with agents that Bush had. And it’s not just about Florida. Players at Pittsburgh, Missouri, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Southern Mississippi, UCLA and elsewhere have also been arrested this year. But all of those programs are, by NCAA standards, in full compliance.

Look, no one’s naïve enough to think football’s ever going to be played by a bunch of choirboys. It’s not. But you’d think that NCAA officials could, at the very least, give coaches and athletic directors a reason to be as diligent about illegality as they are about eligibility – and right now they don’t. Until and unless they do, the NCAA’s idea of institutional control is anything but."

slow and steady wins the race

that's my approach to randy's methods. hopefully he wins this race sooner than later.

slow and steady wins the race

that's my approach to randy's methods. hopefully he wins this race sooner than later.

well said Canes Fan, very well said.
i'll tell you what erks me. 2 things, 1. the bashing,. if you don't see the improvement and reason to drink the cool aid, your wrong. like was mentioned before, this team is making great strides, as well as staying out of trouble. teams dont just wake up the next day and win the NC. it does believe it or not, take a little time. (this is forgivable though, just that some of you are a little unrealistic and over eager (i can't really blame you for that))
2. these arm chair QB's, teams don't plan their strategy around the teams linemen.( are you crazy?) if that where the case why have linemen? thats just a stupid comment, sorry. injuries,.. you think all these coaches keep their mouths shut about injuries for no reason?,... surely there is a reason why they would keep such details to themselves. case and point, ( terrel pryor tweeks his knee and us unable to run efficiently. do you really think that would not affect the way we'd play D. i know if he couldnt run well i wouldnt worry about having a LB spy him for the majority of the game)

some of you could use just a slight bit more thought before you write.

What happened to the running game ? Cane backs Berry, James, Hill, Clements, Cooper, Johnson and Miller could haqve dominated that games as we were gashing the OSU line for 2,5,10 yds a clip and then as soon as they get a first down, they pass pass pass. Take a lesson from the 49ers and Frank Gore...

Harris is going to throw picks and make mistakes if you call passes on every down. Our run game could have kept us in that game and won it. It would have opened up the pass lanes and maybe Jacory who is a good runner could have picked up a bunch more.

The U has a greater tradition of great runners even more so than QBs and all the titles had one. Portis, Gore, James, Highsmith, Oliver, Jackson, Moss, Bossler, Davenport, Best, Thompson, Bennet, OJ Anderson, McGahee, Bratton, Bentley, Forman, Sullivan, Banaszak for a few, so what is wrong with running the ball Randy ?

I have been a fan of UM since 1958 and am an alumnus. I have held back on criticizingf Randy as I did Coker(for a long time) but I have the been talking with some of Miami's Hall of Famers and first Black players as well
as some in the NFL Hall of Fame and there is a concensus that Randy needs to listen to some of these old hands(he knows them all) and put in some fundamental corrections on the running game, attitude and the the mindset of shutting out the opponent and beating them bad. He should make himself known to the officials and fight for the players , which no one did at the 2003 BCS call long after the gun. When you have 4 living NFL Hall of Famers, Super Bowl veterans, hall of fame coaches and former UM greats at your side, lean on them. It shows strength, not weakness.

Get aggressive in all aspects of the game.

lol in randy i trust i love the job ur doing im a true fan and back my team %100, this is not the same program or team that was beat by uva in the orange bowl 48-0 lost

shannon is gonna have to start using inner extremity or outer extremity, this upper and lower stuff is getting old.

Who cares about UF and all the criminals they recruit. It doesn't affect us at all and we've got our own issues. If you haven't noticed, we're probably not going to finish in the top 10 again.

dental ?

Harmonb:

The fact that we feel someone has to help Randy Shannon is disturbing, no?

I think the D is the real problem on this team. They take bad angles, can't tackle, and Harris and McGee are the only ones who can cover receivers.

The offense is OK, I think the fact they throw so much makes them explosive and difficult to prepare for. Maybe a little more balance is needed, but no issues like the D.

Here's an idea RUN THE BALL!!!!- or if you choose not to run , recruit a QB who only throws 2 ints in big games, that way we have a better chance of winning

OH and please, please , Canes fans , if by a miracle we beat Pitt pretty bad, dont start the Jacory for heisman talk, or "we've turned the corner, we're gonna win the A.C.C." talk because we've all seen the truth, this team is a little soft, not coached very well, dosent even try to run the ball, and has a qb who aint motivated or very talented- so the games we do will this year be happy but please dont go overboard

* games we do win

I agree with Doug 113, and th eposters who clamor, beg and plead for more running.

Why are the coaches, esp RS so stubborn? Why did we recruit so heavily on rbs and lightly on QBs if we are one tackle away from having AJ Highsmith our starter?

Memo to Randy Shannon: Please run the ball 25-35 times a game! Other teams do! Why cant UM?

If you are going to pass more, then you need a spread foramtion so J12 can dink and dunk the ball 5-10 yds, for a sure completion. Thats how tebow had such a high QB rating!

Please run the ball. please Please effen please, pretty please,

Doug 113:

Very clever! Now you say that even if we win those who believe in the program should not make positive comments.

Seriously, you deserve credit for your preemptive attack as you've taken bashing to a whole new level...so now, even when the Canes win, as in your example, even if they win big and look good doing so we Canes fans should not over do our celebrating by saying good things about Jacory, the coaches and the team in general. Gotcha!

I am not trying to outdo you, but why don't we just start complaining about how badly Jacory and company played Thursday night today. You know...Jacory stinks, Randy is a bad coach, Whipple doesn’t run the ball enough, our players are soft, the linebackers are worthless, and the wide outs can't catch, blah, blah, blah.

When reading some of the 'STUFF' that is posted on this blog I am reminded of the saying: "With friends like you--who needs enemies!"

How can you fire a guy that goes 13-0, 12-1, 11-2, 9-3, 9-3, 7-6? Simple. It was Butch's team all the way to the 11-2 mark. Starting at the 9-3 became his team then from there it did nothing, but decline. Who am I?

How can you hire a guy that goes 5-7, 7-6, 9-4? Because every year the record improves as he starts to build HIS team while dealing with crappy leftovers. Who am I?

Thanks for playing...

UM 48
Pitt 0

Posted by: Nevin Shapiro | September 22, 2010 at 03:06 PM

Agreed!

The fact that we feel someone has to help Randy Shannon is disturbing, no?

Posted by: The Combo | September 22, 2010 at 07:49 AM

No. For example:

Drew Brees: "I had a chance to talk to a few people this offseason, who had won repeat championships, or vice versa, to get the “what went wrong?” scenario."

"I don’t want to mention their names, but they gave really, really good advice. It was three or four guys and most of them had the same message. Some were a little more specific than others. But really it was the thought that it’s about the team. Anytime you experience great success, each person played a role in it. No one role is more important than another."


Yes, Randy should go out and talk to every coach that is winning or has won championships. Meyer is known for talking with Gruden and Belichick. What's wrong with Randy doing the same?

In order to be the best, you have to learn from the best, no?

Drew Brees is a player and it sounds like he's researching lockeroom issues more than anything.

Talking to Gruden and Belichick is different than talking to Wannestedt. Wannestedt is a moron. You tell me Shannon is talking to Jimmy Johnson, then that means something to me.


In order to be the best, you have to learn from the best, no?

Posted by: 360Cane | September 22, 2010 at 04:01 PM

Agreed 360. With that said, "The Combo" is just a Gator fan playing the disgrintled cane fan, but I'm sure you already knew that!

I understand your point, but it's where Shannon is going for advice.

I know...I'm being small. Just frustrated, so incredibly frustrated. We can win the ACC and it's still a hollow victory because the conference is weak. And if we lose if it's even worse.


I know...I'm being small. Just frustrated, so incredibly frustrated. We can win the ACC and it's still a hollow victory because the conference is weak. And if we lose if it's even worse.

Posted by: The Combo | September 22, 2010 at 04:34 PM

And Tenn. was a quality win for YOUR conference?? Nice try "D"!

Jacory is a good Q.B. but when he's bad he's terrible (a la UNC last year) and when he goes south he drags the whole team with him. @ of those ints weren't his fault the other two were just terrible decisions. He shouldn't be making the same mistakes he made last year and already in game 2 he is. We have the skill players to score at will and you know Randy's philosophy on defense is to bend but don't break but sooner or later you have to put some pressure on the Q.B. and get him to throw the ball up for grabs and that's where t.o.'s happen. We have a descent defense and it could be great with a little more pressure and the D.B's ability to hold on to int's.

According to a recent report from FanHouse, the ACC was the top FBS conference, APR-wise, with six current coaches ranked among the nation’s top 11. Congrats to Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson, MIAMI’S RANDY SHANNON, Virginia’s Mike London, Duke’s David Cutcliffe and Boston College’s Frank Spaziani. Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe also fared well at No. 20.

OK Cane fans ... The "injuries" excUse is primed and ready only 2 weeks in.

OK UF fans ... The "arrest" excuse is primed and ready only 2 weeks in.

Manny:

I thought you were taking steps to stop one user from employing many different screen names?

As long as this practice is permitted this blog will continue to be ruined by one or two individuals who do nothing but post comments to agitate and tick people off, who then respond in kind, which takes the whole blog down.

One IP address--One screen name!

Thank you.

OK, I just read some of this stuff and it's a little wrong, in fact, it's a lot wrong: you can't run the ball if your OL can't spell "cat."

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