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Gameday blog: USF at Miami

SUN LIFE STADIUM -- The banners calling for Randy Shannon's firing are flying overhead and there is still plenty of seats available for today's noon kickoff between your Miami Hurricanes and the South Florida Bulls. For your viewing pleasure, the game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard on WQAM.com. Feel free to follow along and participate in our discussion below throughout the game.

REWIND: The Canes lead the all-time series 2-0. Last season, UM knocked off the Bulls 31-10 in Tampa.

Photo ABOUT SOUTH FLORIDA: The Bulls (6-4, 3-3 Big East) are coming off a 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh. Here is what Shannon had to say about USF earlier this week. "South Florida is a physical team, a two-back team, try to knock you off the football. And the defense is very physical. They're getting physical up front. Defensively they're doing a lot of things up front, eight man front football, try to give you fits. They try to line up and stop the run game, say you have to throw the ball to beat us. We have to come out and play football very fast, quick, be powerful on both sides of the football. We have to capitalize on opportunities they give us offensively and defensively. It's a big opportunity for us to play this game. It's senior day, and there's nothing more exciting than senior day when you can end on a great note."

THINGS TO KEEP AN EYE ON FOR THE U...

> Who starts at quarterback... Shannon said Jacory Harris would be his starter if he came back and did the right things in practice. We suspect freshman Stephen Morris will still get the nod, having taken all the first team snaps in practice this week. If Morris plays, expect UM to continue to pound the football with their running game.

> How the Hurricanes respond to being out of the running for the ACC... Until last week, UM still had something to play for. They don't anymore -- outside of Shannon's job. Whether they win or lose today, they're still likely headed to the Sun Bowl.

MY PICK: I'm tempted to pick South Florida here with the Canes having little to play for. But the Canes' running game is on fire of late. I can't see Damien Berry and Lamar Miller taking the day off. They'll do enough. UM 26, USF 14.

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The wors "losere" has a new synonym, it is Shannon. Now let's hear how this game doesn't really matter and how this team is better than last year's although the record doesn't reflect it. Now we know SHannon was not a part of the teams that won national titles, he was a dead beat loser that went along for the ride.

ALL BOOSTERS:
withdraw support NOW, right NOW, before losing and excuses become the new tradition at The U.

I'm hardly a Shannon-apologist but why is it only Shannon?

I heard some people on here years ago when Whipple was named say he was a genius, that he'd put up amazing numbers, blah blah.

Whipple is in charge of the lethargic offense and if he can't move the ball, if he calls predictable plays time and again for us fans, then what does that tell you?

I think based on the overall ineffectiveness of our offense in most games - even FSU - its clear who has been holding the team back.

Shannon HAS coached, played and performed at high levels in Div I. Whipple? No way

Folks,
This is one pathetic football team! While I have tried to be positive, as an alum, this is it. This is an uninspired team from the first snap. The coach stands there like an emotionless big papa while his team looks asleep. And are there any more questions about Harris? Game on the line and the Int.king comes through. Lousy coaching, stupid play calling, repetitive runs for hardly anything up the middle, an overrated O line. Dump Shannon (and PC Shalala)! Coach Shannon is way out of his league and can not inspire and lead. Wow, what a pathetic showing and lack of motivation. This team is lost. Sad day for UM...

25,000 fans. Half of them USF

A pathetic offense with pathetic calls.

A good defense, but what are they to do if the Offense goes three and out and turns the ball over?

whipple should be fired. twice on the one yard line (actually once on the one foot line) and 3 points?

Jacorry Harris= Go away
Jacorry Harris Dad- Go away
Whipple go away
Shannon= Go away
Shalala and Hocutt+ Go away

I am so sad. And humiliated. And angry.

Are you guys among the 6000 people who went to the game today?

What kid would want to play in front of empty seats and a "fanbase" that can't even bother to support them?

If I'm a High School star, I want to go someplace where people actually care.

All I have to say this season and the past 3 with Shannon have been boring. He needs to go and please no more quartebacks who only throw INTs to help the oppossite team. This is getting ridiculous!!!!

That's it!!! I've had it!!! Donna Shalala and Kirby Hocutt need to cut their ties with the loyalty they have for Randy Shannon and do what's right for Miami by firing him and the rest of his coaching staff. We lost our last 2 games of the year. Please make the necessary decisions by moving us back inot the Big East Conference and hiring former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach.

And either keep Shalalalalala's hands out of the Athletic Dept or send her on her way as well...

Get a stronger AD.... one who can say... 'git outta the way...

This is what I call "Canes Fans Justice" - Jacory comes in, makes another BONE HEAD INTERCEPTION, costing UM the game in regulation.....and, more importantly, HOPEFULLY COSTING SHANNON HIS JOB!!

If you're the head coach of a team, and the team is in FG range with one play left, you're going to INSIST THAT YOUR QB DOES NOT THROW THE BALL, or at the very least, THROWS IT AWAY...but, NOT SHANNON...he's TOO STUPID TO THINK UP SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THAT! Are you people sure this guy got his diploma from UM...?
I want to see it, cuz I don't believe it.

But, I'm happy that it happened....why? Because all of you Shannon lovers who think that this man is the guy for this job - there is NO WAY IN H*LL that even YOU CAN'T BE P*SSED OFF THAT HE ALLOWED "his baby, Jacory" to throw that ball!!

It won't be hard to fire Shannon now, that's for sure...Shalala, you're the next to go, to. We're going to run your a*s outta town as well!!

J-12 MY A*S!! Hey, Mr. Harris, are you happy that your son got into the game today? You're another LOSER!!!

Get rid of all of them...from Shannon to Whipple to Shalala to the AD...they're all a disgrace to the UNIVERSITY!!

"The U" Football Program is officially done and dead. Inadequate athletic facilities, no stadium to call their own, horrible fan base with thousands of empty seats at every home game, and not to mention a team that just can't compete. Let's face it Cane fans, we are doomed.

Wow!!! What a bunch of losers!! Sad...

This is the point. Sure Randy loses a lot of games. BUT...even the games he wins are horrible to watch. Every game is a struggle. It's sickening! I'm so glad USF won because it's one step closer to change for UM.

Any chance we can get Richt? Shannon's contract buyout is modest.

WOW,Shannon has to go or take over the DC spot.
This years coaching is as bad as they come. The Canes have some of the most talented players in all of college and this what it has come too. Its all on the coaches.

Another wonderful season under Randy "NoShow" Shannon. All I can say is "But we beat FAMU".

Time to go Randy. Be a man and resign your contract. You were a lousy player and now a lousy coach. Nothing personal, but there is a high school out there who needs you.

Good riddance.

WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT LAME FREAKING GAME. Announcers make the comment that it looks like Miami came out of the locker room like they just spent the day at the spa!

Whats a matter Randy too scarred to shove a boot up someones BUTT!

Well your going to get one shoved up yours by the alumni! Cause your OUTTA HERE!

This is a sad football university...There can not be excuses for this interception. the best player are the freshmen and sophmore...The NW player all all a joke.. Coaches are a double-joke....Benjamin is allowed to make mistakes after mistakes and still start....Mistakes over and over again is a problem...Why are we starting problems.

SAVE THE PROGRAM FIRE SHANNON!
Shannon must go, Wipple must go, Harris needs to sit the bench, Morris needs to sit the bench.
We need a coach that thinks football, not a social worker.
We need a QB that can think faster than a snail

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THAT WAS THE MOST DISRESPECTFUL SHOWING OF FANS EVER. HERE IS THE PROBLEM: THE FANS. SOUTH FLORIDA FANS ARE SPOILED TO THE POINT THAT IT MAKES ME SICK. EVERYONE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA LIVES AND DIES ON INSTANT GRATIFICATION. THIS ATTITUDE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF HOW THESE PUNKS LIVE THEIR LIVES.

YES, OF COURSE SHANNON NEEDS TO TWEEK HIS STAFF WITH POSITION COACHES THAT IMPROVE HIS PLAYERS. SHANNON ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE AND NEITHER ARE THE PLAYERS.

Everything about this program is just broken right now. I was raised on UM football and was lucky enough to actually attend during the Dorsey years. To see how far the program has fallen so fast is just pathetic. Dolphins Stadium offers no atmosphere whatsoever, this coaching staff brings nothing to the table. Who wants to play in that kind of atmosphere under that kind of leadership? Shalala's done wonders for academics at the U, but between the Stadium contract and the blind support of Shannon she really has the football program on life support right now. This loss should be the final straw. If MAJOR changes aren't made now, it's obvious she has no interest in fielding a nationally competitive football team.

PLEASE Miami, PLEASE lose your toilet bowl game as well. 7 and 6 will hopefully be the death nail in Shannon's coffin! How 'bout Jacory throwing a pick and we would have won with Matt's foot. Great job USF...you fought with heart and determination unlike Miami. Lost at home to the Big East...I love it. ALL my Hurricane decor WILL BE removed from the man cave today!

Everything about this program is just broken right now. I was raised on UM football and was lucky enough to actually attend during the Dorsey years. To see how far the program has fallen so fast is just pathetic. Dolphins Stadium offers no atmosphere whatsoever, this coaching staff brings nothing to the table. Who wants to play in that kind of atmosphere under that kind of leadership? Shalala's done wonders for academics at the U, but between the Stadium contract and the blind support of Shannon she really has the football program on life support right now. This loss should be the final straw. If MAJOR changes aren't made now, it's obvious she has no interest in fielding a nationally competitive football team.

stop guys.
randy is a good guy.
hes graduating players.
keeps us out of trouble.
who cares if we cant win football games.
...whos the real national champion?
the guy w a ring or the A student prepared to change this world?
keep it up randy!
you deserve another contract extention!
next year we will be back!
go canes!
shalala is making a better university, one we can be proud of.
kirby is a smart ad.
we will be back in a few years.
just be patient.

Possibly the most uninspired, ill prepared performance/team in over 30 years...if not ever.

While the whole season was a disaster, the playing calling by Whipple in overtime was past pathetic and demonstrated his absolute lack of any kind of confidence in his own team...the team he coached and prepared.

In the hands of this coaching staff, like every other player, Morris became worse with each passing game. Even in today's game Jacory took over for Morris and looked solid, but as the game progressed and the coaches got in Jacory's head you could see his performance falling off with each series.

There's no need to scream for Randy to be fired as that decision was made once the magnitude of how bad things have become was made crystal clear when seeing the empty stadium.

Sadly, the next step will be finding a new head coach and if you think you are depressed after today's performance and the performances throughout the season, just wait until you see how many coaches laugh out-loud at the mere thought of taking the head coachng job with the Canes.

Congrats to the coaching staff and players for further tarnishing The U. Well done boys.

Likewise Cowboy my U flag comes down now! Santa goes up on the pole now and by the way Santa.... "FIRE SHANNON" and ALL who oppose. What an embarrassing season.

boy was that sad to watch

RS is not purely the problem, he's part of it. He MUST learn what coaching is about at the U. He has alienated fans and alumni, and some former players.

I don't know what the long range plan of RS is. Do U?

No Emilio the problem is vaginas like u who are satisfied with play like this. Has it occurred to u that fans might be making a statement against the school settling for it? Quit crying about the fans douchebag and see reality.

stop guys.
randy is a good guy.
hes graduating players.
keeps us out of trouble.
who cares if we cant win football games.
...whos the real national champion?
the guy w a ring or the A student prepared to change this world?
keep it up randy!
you deserve another contract extention!
next year we will be back!
go canes!
shalala is making a better university, one we can be proud of.
kirby is a smart ad.
we will be back in a few years.
just be patient.

I will not go to another home game until we have another coach..

randy shannon----what a joke

i just heard from inside the university that miami will fire shannon Monday

OMG we lost 2 USF, REALLY, DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN, PLEAZZZZ KILL ME I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE

Y are we playing Aldarius Johnson?

That is why Tommy Streeter doesnt play= hands of stone, alligator claws

Neither is #4

Why is Eduardo Clemnets returning kos- 5 yds a pop. i can do that

Why is benjamin allowed to even step foot on the field?

Why was harris allowed to throw hat ball when we had basically a 51 yard fg?

i actually was waiting for the first int. Anbd guesss what. he didnt dissapopint me.

Miami, this pathetic team, was beat by a walk on freshman QB, who threw to a white receiver

Why cant Um think outside the box and quit recruiting these fake 5 star under achieving losers from Miami NW who cant catch a ball if their life depended on it, or a black QB whio is too stupid to tell the difference between the "other" team and the green and orange?

I am sorry, but this team is like a popwarner or high school team. Do you mean that with 350 lb Henderson, and 320 lb Franklin we cannot run the ball 1/2 yard?

You, hurricane players, Hank excepted, are a bunch of pathetic, soft, under achieving losers

HEY ANY OF U READ THE ALLCANES.COM BLOG, J GRUDEN WANTS 2 COACH HERE NO BRAINER, SUN LIFE STADIUM SAYS THEY WILL PITCH IN MONEY 4 A REAL COACH CUZ THE STADIUM IS LOSING MONEY, HELL ID TAKE HIS BROTHER FROM THE ARENA LEAGUE.

rogperu's post has to be tongue-in-cheek, right? Take a look at Stanford. There are a lot of teams that meet the requirements you listed and still play better football than Miami. I would sure like to see those graduating players play intelligent football for once. If they can graduate from college, they should be smart enough to play with minimal mistakes. This team shoots itself in the foot every single game.

We tried to warn them Arty ...

Drop the buckets Cane Fan and get on the last lifeboat.

shannon out gruden in! TODAY!!! This guy can't coach worth a dam! 7-5 is all he is good for!

ive supported shannon through thick and thin but i think he's gone, j12 you definitley need to go, maybe shannon as D fensive -coach , but this hurts theres no way usf is as good aa us or belong on the field

I see Sean "white trash" Wilson is back with the Arty/Soldy posts.

You suck, Wilson. Not as bad as the Canes but you suck.

The Gruden talk is absolutely ludicrious, as is talk about ANY name coach coming here.

Randy Shannon lost his job today and those that really are Canes fans should cease with calling the man names and show some respect.

Anyone checking out my posts knows that I give it to Shannon.

But why isnt anyone calling out Whipple's disgraceful play call in OT (and ALL year?)

Shannon doesnt call the O and that's one area of the team that has regressed!

Love how people are so quick to cry about how Miami "used" to be! The entire landscape of college football has changed! The traditional powers are all mediocre now! Look at Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC! The teams in the hunt for the BCS title are Oregon, Auburn, and TCU (who actually was a power house 60 yrs ago!). The college game has as much parity as the NFL because you have newer programs like USF and UCF drawing talent away! We're never gonna see a Miami team like we saw in the 80's and 90's and the quicker we as fans realize that, the less idiotic we will sound as a group!

Posted by: 813Cane | November 27, 2010 at 02:18 PM

*****

Pretty much. I have no idea why some of these clowns act like we're entitled to something. We have won 2 titles since the 90's.. Let it go folks!

Go Canes!!!

FIRE SHANNON AND THE ENTIRE STAFF NOW DONNA SHALALA ARE YOU EFFING LISTENING???? HOW MANY LOSSES BY SHANNON AND INT'S BY HARRIS CAN CANES FANS TAKE???? NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Screw shannon and any respect for him. I told that dummy bull crap gator that South Florida had one thing Miami did not, a good head coach, and what did he and his team do. That right beat us and Holtz out coached Shannon just like every other teams coach has. Now what bowl are we going to so Randy can lose another game. That is if he isn't canned by then. Goodridence to that piece of crap. Now please go get us a real head coach.

FOR SALE: 1 "Jacory for Heisman" t-shirt. Only worn once.

P.s. I don't have the guts to wear it again.

UM has entered the "Dark Ages"

It may be a LONG time until we are relivant again! I am extremely dissapointed...

As you know I am a weak kneed, big mouth coward who has never accomplished anything in life. If I were asked to even walk on a football field I would pee my pants. When you think of me think of a despicable, weasely punk that has no courage and is afraid of his own shadow.

I call Randy Shannon, Donna Shalala, ect names hiding behind a computer screen where if I were in their precence I would shyt my pants if they even looked at me.

I am a loser and the only thing that gives me a false sense of power is calling good people names and lying about who they are day and night on a message board.

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