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Hi everyone.

It's SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN at Scott Stadium on an absolutely gorgeous day in Charlottesville.

Manny isn't here today (he's covering Heat game tonight), but I'll have this blog set up so you guys can comment during the game.

I'll try to write some stuff during the game, but please free to chat.

Here come the Cavaliers -- orange jerseys and blue pants. The Canes are running out now with white jerseys and green pants.

I'm wondering if the Canes will come out flat, or come out with fire. I'm expecting fire, but you never know.

Cavs just won toss and deferred to second half.

Nice pass and catch by Harris and LaRon.

UM doesn't make its fourth-down attempt. UVA does because of pass interference on JoJo.

Wow. Beautiful pooch punt by UVA. Hurricanes take over at UM 6.

No on the Cover it Live. Sorry.

 Somebody must have taught the Cavs how to tackle and play rush defense this week. They came into the game ranked 114th nationally in rushing defense.

whoa. Jacory was nailed. Lying on his back. Not good.


We still haven't gotten a report on Jacory Harris, other than he's out for the game. Poor guy. He can't catch a break.

Stephen Morris? Wow. What the heck? There goes that redshirt.


UM has not given us any updates on Jacory. "We don't talk about injuries," said Chris Freet, associate athletic director for the University of Miami. And that's after I asked if Jacory was taken to the hospital.
However, UVA sports information director Jim Daves said as of halftime, Harris was not taken to the hospital and remained at the stadium.




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say hello to three more loses if JH is out

I always defend Shannon, but this UM team was going nowhere against a poor UVA before Jacory was taken out.... Now they look completely deflated.... He needs to show leadership and get their heads in the game.

we playing like tricks and va got all the treats to beat us.

I think the only positive thing that will come from this game is that jacory will not throw more INT's

this coaching staff absolutely sucks!!!!

Next year we are dropping some div 1 teams from our schedule and adding more Sub Div AA and one or two high school teams to better our record!!!

they just seems so unprepared week to week. Whether JH got hurt or not, they could not move the ball on one the worse teams in the ACC

Shannon didn't develop any backups during previous games..even in garbage time. STupid coach=stupid team

I heard Road Island's 7th string walk on was coming to Miami next year. Maybe he can move up the depth chart. Maine has a good holder who'll transfer too.

It is coming close to starting over... I am not seeing this great recruiting boost the Miami was supposed to benefit from... Game plan and plays seem to leave even commentators scratching their heads...

Jacory is just not a smart QB... He makes bad decisions... because he is not the sharpest tack at least football wise... Have no clue what his classwork is like.

Coaching staff should go if they aren't playing for the ACC title at least this year... And if they do... If next year isn't a better year... Start over with a big name proven coach.

anyone notice the Whipple floats the ball, much like JH. coincidence or is this the way the coaches are showings the qb's how to throw

It is clear that these players have no clue what it takes to win...NONE!

Since Jacory went down the defense decided to quit...the sideline looks like a bunch of people gawking at a bad car wreck.

For all of you who wanted whipple there you have him. Now we know why j12 always plays

Whipple should have got playing time last week in the 4th as his inexperience and lack of playing time is hurting the team right now.

Where are all of you Spencer Whipple fans? Look, I like Spence for what he does for our team, but he does not need to be in the game for us. We need a mobile QB in there. I've been saying it since before the Duke game. He was not the 5th string QB at UMASS for nothing.

Shannon looks frozen, he has no clue what to do, no emotion, no action.

Kirby your a fool if you don't fire Shannon and get this program moving forward again.

pull morris redshirt. he got a arm and he can run the ball. pull morris redshirt. what will it hurt. whipple aint no better. third string qb to short.

no way we can come back with how we are playing. it would be a miracle to win this game. Randy wont make the proper adjustments and if Virginia scores again we are toast

Dig the grave of Miami Football.
This is the ultimate proof.

Lets go Heat! Let's go Heat! Oh, this is a UM post? Like I said... Let's go Heat!

this is my lowest moment as a miami fan. cant watch anymore. will have to find other ways to enjoy me saturday afternoons. if they cant win without jacory then thats ashame.

pull morris redshirt. what else do we have to lose. get him ready for next year. this will be a big lost either way

There must be 30,000 people in Amhurst,MA laughing their buts off right now.

Whipple throws balloons to, does Miami have anyone that can throw a football?? O lineman, safety, kicker......can anyone throw a football?? I watched three high school games in dade county this weekend and all three QB's could have started for the canes today! I'm a cane fan over 35 yrs now but this is getting pitiful!!

All you j12 haters...here's your wish. Now watch the canes crash and burn....you all know the old saying.....BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT!!!! Game over/season over.

once again Shannon does not have this team ready...he makes me sick....undisciplined...why does he only concentrate on Harris and not work with the back up QB.. It now shows...Harris has been getting hit alot and the back up QB should have been getting extra work in practice..Shannon has got to give up this love thing he has with Harris and work more with the back ups

Here we go again. Everytime it looks like Miami is going back to be Miami again they come out like this. Whipple is missing everything, and I hope they dont keep having him throw though slow ass out routes hes been doing. Its over guys at least FSU lost.

Bye Bye Randy!
I"ve been a season ticket holder since 1953 and I won't renew if he stays! I HATE the new stadium and I'm spending WAY too much money for this crap!

Shannon & Whipple, get your bags packed!
After 4 years of this garbage I can't wait for a real coach!

Donna aka midget is not firing either one of them.

First time i ever said it. But rs has to go. This is a poorly coached team. I have just about had enough

They had zero chance for the ACC title game anyway.

Inconsistancy, penalties, a coach that look lost always, an OC who knows nothing but the bomb every play even though he has great RB's.
Potato Chip QB goes down, not a bad thing by the way.
Coach Shanaynay and his entire staff need to go! This is completely embarrassing as a Canes fan. All you Shannon defenders succkkk the big one, this team is aweful.

Shalala...UM is not an Ivy League school, it will never be, so let's get back to what UM is really known for, Football not academics.

First time i ever said it. But rs has to go. This is a poorly coached team. I have just about had enough

Same old same old-see if this sounds familiar: team comes out flat and undisciplined. same type of errors we have seen over and over (ie. intercepts, drop passes, flags) and when they are faced with adversity they can't or won't fight back. this team has no consistency and i think we need to question their heart. time has come and gone for Randy to implement his system-success is not transpiring to the field. no question-new leadership must be brought in for next year. Heard there are background conversations going on with Mike Leach....who knows...but what we see today is totally unacceptable.

Coach Shaniqua needs to go along with that pathetic Potato chip QB. This is downright embarrassing.

i knew the last three qtrs against n carolina was a mirage. back to our old ways of f..... up. it makes you wonder if we practice at all. so repetitive, missed tackles,dropped passes, penalties, and of course no emotion. So tired of watching this group and getting let down

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We need a miracle...

Ed Reed head coach? Interesting. Do you think we can teach the defense how to tackle? Maybe Ray Lewis could help on that?
Maybe Ken Dorsey could help the offense?
Art Kehoe, can you teach our offensive line how to block?
Warren Sapp can you show the defensive line how to penetrate the backfield?
Michael Irvin can you teach the receivers how to catch the damn ball?

Five things have consistantly doomed UM football in the Shannon era:

1. Inaccurate passing
2. Dropped passes when the passes are accurate
3. Penalties
4. Interceptions (see #1)
5. Missed tackles

If Shannon and staff have not focused entirely on these 5 things, then they are incompetent and should be fired. If they have been and the players still cannot do it, they are recruiting the wrong kids and are therefore incompetent and should be fired.

Bottom line, Shannon stands there with his arms folded on the sidelines and his team often seems uninspired/unprepared to play. That is on the coach. Fire him. He is wasting some decent talent.

People are complaining about Whipple junior and senior, but the reality is the defense has completely quit since the Jacory injury.

McCarthy is running in circles and simply cannot make a tackle.

Without player leadership this game could mirror the beat down UV put on the Canes in the final Orange Bowl game.

All this against a team that is one of the worst in all of college football...a truly sad day in UM football history.

After JH got planted that D line should gathered up and decided that they were going to do the same to the hairlip from uv. Shannon does need to go. Let the bottom fall out so there is no question at the end of the year that he REALLY does need to go..Send him to Minnesota where the only expectations are beating the university of the helen keller school for the blind.

Bunch of fair weather fans... Most of you don't care about UM as a college because let's face it you could get in.

Shalala has done an outstanding job with UM edowments, academic improvements and she's even getting UM football players to graduate.... All much more important than a national championship.

Today's a bad game. Still time to turn it around.

Pretty sad performance overall. It is finally time to get our heads out of the sand and admit that this is just a poor team with poorer coaches.

Bring back Butch Davis....make shannon a guidance couselor...

Need a turnover

I just saw that hit on Jacory .

Brutal . The penalties and turnovers have just got to stop .

I for one think that the loss of J12 is bad but stop and realize that before he went out, this team was flat.

Of course UVA would gameplan for them but isn't that what both staffs have to do?

I don't think Shannon is stupid, far from it. But I do think that similar to Urban Meyer and Tebow, he has locked on to J12 a bit too much without developing those behind J12 enough.

And what's up with our D? That was a 4th down that UVA converted on the U!

An itiot could coach better offensively than Whipple...we RUN the ball all the way down to VA's 15 and then decide to throw a pass into traffic when all we needed was 2 or 3 more runs to score. Whipple Junior is rusty and nervous but good 'ol Dad played his baby-boy because family is more important than the team.
Miami's season is OVER today. We might end up 6 and 5.

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