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Hankerson leads Canes on All-ACC team

Three Hurricanes made the All-ACC First team on Monday. Here is the complete team -- voted on by 61 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. NOTE: A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one.

QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech (77)
RB Montel Harris, Boston College (122)
RB Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech (108)
WR Leonard Hankerson, Miami (118)
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland (96)
TE George Bryan, NC State (92)
OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (79)
OT Chris Hairston, Clemson (69)
OG Rodney Hudson, Florida State (116)
OG Brandon Washington, Miami (50)
C Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (91)
K Chris Hazley, Virginia Tech (100)
Spc. Tony Logan, Maryland (69)

DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson (120)
DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (101)
DT Quinton Coples, North Carolina (101)
DT Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson (63)
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College (112)
LB Nate Irving, N.C. State (105)
LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland (78)
CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech (112)
CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia (57)
S DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson (99)
S Kenny Tate, Maryland (78)
P Matt Bosher, Miami

QB Russell Wilson, NC State (75)
RB Damien Berry, Miami (37)
RB Keith Payne, Virginia (30)
WR Conner Vernon, Duke (70)
WR Owen Spencer, NC State (41)
TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson (31)
OT Orlando Franklin, Miami (65)
OT Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech (39)
OG Jaymes Brooks, Virginia Tech (41)
OG Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (35)
OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (35)
C Ryan McMahon, Florida State (47)
K Will Snyderwine, Duke (38)
Spc. David Wilson, Virginia Tech (61)

DE Allen Bailey, Miami (51)
DE Steven Friday, Virginia Tech (42)
DT John Graves, Virginia Tech (46)
DT Joe Vellano, Maryland (33)
LB Bruce Carter, North Carolina (43)
LB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech (41)
LB Sean Spence, Miami (37)
CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (49)
CB Brandon Harris, Miami (45)
S Davon Morgan, Virginia Tech (48)
S Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami (25)
P Brian Saunders, Virginia Tech (48)

Honorable mention - Offense: WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina (20); OT Jake Vermiglio, NC State (34); Paul Pinegar, Maryland (27); OG Thomas Claiborne, Boston College (34); C Beau Warren, Virginia Tech (22); TE Cooper Helfet, Duke (24); Andre Smith, Virginia Tech (23); RB Johnny White, North Carolina (22); QB T.J. Yates, North Carolina (21); PK Casey Barth, North Carolina (20); SP Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson (24). Defense: DT J.R. Sweezy, NC State (26); LB Colin McCarthy, Miami (34); Abraham Kromah, Duke (30); CB Greg Reid, Florida State (20)


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Bridgewater-LSU, Perryman- FSU or BAMA, good job Kirby and Donna innercity will never come to racist U now they are dropping like hotcakes. O Duke Johnson will decomit this week also.

rula - you're holding your race back by implying that black coaches should be held to a lower standard than white ones.

People like you are the reason that racism is still so rampant in this country.

You mean they are going to leave the state to play for white coaches in the South? How ironic.

Although, I disagree with both of you.

Hey, I thought the team did not improve or the players? Props to the boys & the staff! I am THE U!!!!

Hey, I thought the team did not improve or the players? Props to the boys & the staff! I am THE U!!!!

now if Aldarius, Tommy streeter, and Byrd will do the same in their last year here...

I gave up on TB3

dear UM,

please choose from one of the following:

butch davis
jon gruden
jim harbaugh
mark richt
bobby petrino


Right, anytime you fire an underachieving coach, you are:

1) a racist if he is an ethnicity other than white;
2) sexist if that coach is woman; or
3) violator of the ADA if that coach has a disability.

I think that post reeks of Sean Wilson the blog Pig, though.

OK, Gruden is not the solution. U need RS to remain in big picture. Apparently, graduating players and instilling discipline wasn't good enough. That's because all "they" wanted RS to do was play and coach football.

I'd be interested to see how much $$$ is offered Gruden.

miami needs to be careful here. if they dont get the right guy, this could set them back a decade. also if they cant get gruden, they need to take their time with this hiring process. those listed above are the 5 best IMO. (in that order)

also, if we get the right head coach, recruits will stay committed and there will be renewed interest from many others. if they misfire on the hire however... you can forget it.


no what we are saying is black coaches have the deck stacked against us before the game starts.like obabma u want him to clean up the mess while everyone else philabusters. randy's biggest mistake was not firing whipple. i beleive whole heartedly that he sabotaged us.

why in the world would whipple do that? if he lit up the ncaa with his offense and we were in the bcs hunt he would be one of the hottest names out there for a HC gig. and obama is making the state of the country worse because he's a socialist, not because hes black. both him and bush both sucked. you sir are the one being racist.

if randy was white would any black fans care that he was fired? shannon sucked as a coach. he had 4 years to win and he couldn't. u wanna reward him for cleaning up the program? pata was found with a car full of guns and got wacked while randy was coach... he had the best recruits and couldn't do a damn thing with them-

Definitely not Leavitt. Guy is the very definition of 7-5.

I really dont think leach has a chance. If he had of it would of been when they hired rs. Levitt is a powder keg miami doesnt need. That said id love to see gary patterson or chris peterson get a shot or a call at least. I think gruden is a pipe dream. Schiano has to realize by now miami is a much easier place to win and recruit then rutgers and would give him a huge boost for psu job when paterno retires if he comes to miami and wins big. I really hope they dont hire another dc, or oc to learn how to be a head coach on the job.

Race played no part in this decision, or if it did, it gave Randy more time. The fact is the team did not improve and got worse as the season went along, played uninspired and unemotional, committed too many penalties, dropped too many passes, lacked focus and did not play well notwithstanding everyone's belief that they are stacked talent-wise. Those things, along with things like players going to the NFL unprepared but then playng better than they ever did at the U (Sam Shields) are all signs that, unfortunately, Randy was probably in over his head.

The odds of Miami having Jim Leavitt as the coach is 2 to 1. Please, I thought they wanted a big name coach. I will be pissed if he is hired.....


"The program has gone from being one of the most dominant from the 1980s to early 2000s to a nonfactor on the national landscape. This isn't a national powerhouse anymore. It's not even a Top 25 program anymore. Know what kind of football program it is? It's Kentucky. It's Pitt. It's Arizona. A little better than mediocre. Just good enough to get an invite to some dinky bowl game such as the Sun Bowl or Champs Sports Bowl."

go canes!

I think race played a BIG part in the RS situation, same thing happened at Notre Dame with Willingham and Weis. Weis was given an extended contract with the same record as Willingham. And, why get rid of RS in 4 years, when U haven't done that before?

Shiano is a perpetrator, he got hired by Rutgers when they were awful and made them good by recruiting Jersey and some south Florida athletes (a la Schnellenberger).

tallycane - you too are holding your race back, only you have the power to make yourself a victim. Listen to Bill Cosby, google "We cannot blame the white people any longer".

As a black man I think that it's cray to think that coach Shannons firing was motivated by race and anyone who honestly thinks that Whip was sand bagging is flat crazy. Bottom line Shannon was what they call a point A to B coach. Good enough to bring u back from the dumps and lay a solid foundation.
I've been a fan for 25 years and it became apparent to that it was time for a change after watching J-12 thow pick after pick and never was there any serious talk of pulling him.

I don't think we will get Gruden but if we do I'd bet good $$$$$ that J-12 won't be starting next year because he doesn't value that which is most important in football...the ball. But please stop with the race card as a black man it offends me to see other brothers claiming racism when it's so obvious that a change is needed. It lessens the effect when there is racism behind something and nobody cares because you've cried wolf toooooooooo many times.

Go Canes I got tix for the ND game at Soldiers Field and I'll be on the ND-side decked out in Orage and Green.

P.S. Obama is not a socialist he's trying to save those too stupid to save themselves -aka- Republicans who make less than 200k

Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is a former American football head coach, most recently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Prior to taking over as coach of Tampa Bay, he was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 4 years. The Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII in the team's first year under Gruden's tenure, making him the youngest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl at the time, a record since beaten by Mike Tomlin (who, coincidentally, was a defensive back coach for them when they won). Gruden currently serves as one of two color commentators on ESPN Monday Night Football along with Ron Jaworski.

Early career
Gruden attended Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, where his father Jim Gruden served as an assistant to Dan Devine at the University of Notre Dame. Feeling he would not have a chance to play for the Fighting Irish, Jon Gruden chose not to attend Notre Dame – where he would have received free tuition as a coach's child. Instead he attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. After just one year he transferred to the University of Dayton, where he lived at 3 Evanston and was the back-up quarterback to Phil Nussman under coach Mike Kelly from 1982 until 1984.

After graduating with a degree in communications, Gruden started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee during the 1986 season. He found his way as the quarterbacks coach at Southeast Missouri State for two years. He then moved to the University of Pacific in 1989 as offensive assistant as the tight ends coach, where he coached Scott Lubow who was second team All Conference. He became the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. Walt Harris was the offensive coodinator at Tennessee, where Gruden was one of his graduate assistant coaches, and later hired him at Pacific.

Pro career
In 1990, Gruden's father Jim set up an interview with Mike Holmgren, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. Gruden impressed Holmgren with his knowledge of the game for such a young man. Holmgren hired Gruden as one of the first quality control coaches in the NFL.

He quickly ascended through the ranks of NFL coaching by learning the famous West Coast offense pioneered by longtime NFL coach Bill Walsh. When Holmgren left the 49ers to become head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1992, he took the promising young Gruden with him to become the team's wide receivers coach. After three seasons in Green Bay, Gruden moved on to become the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles under former Packers assistant coach Ray Rhodes. Gruden then was chosen by the owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, to be the Raiders' new head coach for the 1998 season.

Oakland Raiders
Under Gruden, the Raiders posted consecutive 8–8 seasons in 1998 and 1999, and leapt out of last place in the AFC West. After uniting with journeyman quarterback Rich Gannon, Gruden led the Raiders to the top of the AFC West and made the playoffs three straight seasons. Oakland finished 12–4 in the 2000 season, the team's most successful in a decade, and its first division title since 1990, ultimately reaching the AFC Championship, where they lost 16–3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Gannon was hurt early in the game on an ill-timed snap, and Ravens tackle Tony Siragusa was later fined $10,000 for a late hit on the play that caused the shoulder injury that knocked Gannon out of the game.

The Raiders acquired all-time leading receiver Jerry Rice prior to the 2001 season. They finished 10–6 and won a second straight AFC West title but lost their divisional-round playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, in a controversial game that became known as the "Tuck Rule Game." The game went into overtime and the Patriots won, 16–13.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gruden visited U.S. troops in Iraq during a USO tour in July 2009. Gruden (left) allowed a serviceman to wear his Super Bowl ring .After compiling a 40–28 win-loss record (including playoffs) in four seasons with the Raiders, Gruden replaced the fired Tony Dungy as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, via a high-stakes trade that included Tampa Bay's 2002 and 2003 first-round draft picks, 2002 and 2004 second-round draft picks, and $8 million in cash. The trade took place for a number of reasons, including Davis' desire for a more vertical passing attack rather than Gruden's horizontal pass attack, the fact that Gruden's contract would expire a year after the trade, and Davis' uncertainty over whether Gruden was worth as much money as his next contract was sure to pay him. Gruden signed a five-year contract with the Buccaneers worth $17.5 million.

The Bucs' search had taken more than two months, and had proven to be a major embarrassment to the Buccaneer organization. Tampa Bay had expressed an interest in Gruden, but Davis had originally refused to release him from his contract. The team subsequently interviewed several other coaches and believed a deal was in place with Bill Parcells, before Parcells backed out, reportedly because his choice for General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, told him not to accept the job because of the salary cap difficulties that Tampa Bay was about to endure. With the franchise's search floundering, the coach they wanted having only one year remaining on his deal, and the immediate hire of Dungy by the Indianapolis Colts, many fans and sports commentators began to openly question if the Bucs had made the right move by dismissing Dungy. Only a big splash hire could quiet the storm, and this may have been the primary motivation for the Bucs to give up as much as they did to acquire Gruden.

Immediately after arriving in Tampa, Gruden significantly retooled the offense with the addition of numerous free agents. His determination to fix the under-performing offense so often maligned during Dungy's tenure inspired the Bucs defense to another #1 ranking, which helped the team to a 12–4 season and a win over Gruden's old team in Super Bowl XXXVII. Despite the Super Bowl win, there were many, including players on the Buccaneers like Warren Sapp, who attributed Gruden's win primarily to the defense that coach Tony Dungy and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin had created during Dungy's tenure with the Bucs. Gruden publicly and graciously thanked Dungy for his contributions upon accepting the Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl XXXVII postgame ceremony.

His mantra for the 2002 season was "Pound the Rock", a reference to never giving up. Gruden even went as far as to display a large chunk of granite in the locker room, a tactic mimicked by the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Their slogan, "Keep choppin' wood", was tainted when punter Chris Hanson injured his leg on an axe brought in to accompany a large log.) Upon returning to Tampa after winning Super Bowl XXXVII, he led a capacity crowd at Raymond James Stadium in chanting the phrase. However, it seemingly disappeared from the lexicon the following year, and was not aggressively marketed or displayed on stadium video boards.

In the two years following Gruden's Super Bowl win, the Bucs went 7–9 and 5–11 respectively, implying to many Dungy supporters that Gruden had simply taken over a strong team and then driven it into the ground. However, the high draft picks sacrificed by the team to acquire Gruden, along with salary-cap issues and failed draft choices forced upon him by the now-departed Rich McKay (with whom Gruden had an bitter relationship) limited Gruden's ability to field the teams he wanted after that successful Super Bowl-winning season. With no emerging talent in the fold and no money to afford replacements, the team was decimated by injuries to many of the Super Bowl stars, including Joe Jurevicius, Mike Alstott, Greg Spires, Shelton Quarles, Ken Dilger and Brian Kelly, as well as acrimony with highly-paid veterans such as Sapp, Keyshawn Johnson and Keenan McCardell.

When former Raiders general manager Bruce Allen joined the Bucs in 2004, Gruden finally had the general manager–head coach partnership he desired, and their 2004 and 2005 drafts yielded a few impact players, including 2005 Offensive NFL Rookie of the Year Award winner Carnell "Cadillac" Williams.

Also in 2005 marked a return to the playoffs, as the Bucs' posted a surprising 11–5 record, despite the loss of starting quarterback Brian Griese and some controversial coaching decisions, including a two-point conversion in the final seconds to defeat the Washington Redskins, who would later return to Tampa and eliminate the Bucs from the wild-card round of the playoffs.

In 2006, Gruden led the Buccaneers to a 4–12 season. It was his worst record as a head coach and the first time a Tampa Bay team had not won more than four games since 1991.

In an interview with Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune on March 28, 2007, Bucs executive vice president Joel Glazer discussed the state of the Bucs. During the interview, Joel Glazer defended Gruden's performance, citing lost draft picks, injuries, and salary cap issues. However, he also said "Mediocrity will never be standard for the Buccaneers, but we have to move on."[2]

In 2007, the team finally cleared itself of salary cap constraints and united Gruden with a mobile West Coast quarterback in former Pro Bowler and Grey Cup winner Jeff Garcia. The team posted a 9–7 record with five division wins (after resting starters for the final two games), despite suffering major injuries, several season-ending, to critical players like Luke Petitgout, Carnell Williams, Mike Alstott, Alex Smith, Brian Kelly, Barrett Ruud, Michael Clayton, Patrick Chukwurah, Gaines Adams and starting kick and punt returner Mark Jones. Despite this adversity, however, Gruden declared "The future is so bright around here I have to wear shades".[3]

In 2008, Gruden was rewarded with a contract extension through the 2011 season. On November 30, Gruden earned his 100th win, against the New Orleans Saints. Going into December the Buccaneers were on pace to make the playoffs, claim a bye week and have home field advantage. However the Buccaneers went winless in the month of December, and on December 28 the Buccaneers were eliminated from making the playoffs by the Oakland Raiders, the team Gruden left for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers ended the season with four losses in a row.

Jon Gruden was fired by the Buccaneers on January 16, 2009, after seven seasons with the team.

University of Miami speculation
On November 28, 2010, following the firing of University of Miami head football coach Randy Shannon, multiple rumors surfaced that Gruden was under consideration for the head football coaching job at the university.[6]

[edit] Head coaching record
Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
OAK 1998 8 8 0 .500 3rd in AFC West - - - -
OAK 1999 8 8 0 .500 4th in AFC West - - - -
OAK 2000 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Baltimore Ravens in AFC Championship Game.
OAK 2001 10 6 0 .625 1st in AFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to New England Patriots in AFC Divisional Game.
OAK Total 38 26 0 .594 2 2 .500
TAM 2002 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC South 3 0 1.000 Won Super Bowl XXXVII
TAM 2003 7 9 0 .438 3rd in NFC South - - - -
TAM 2004 5 11 0 .312 4th in NFC South - - - -
TAM 2005 11 5 0 .688 1st in NFC South 0 1 .000 Lost to Washington Redskins in NFC Wild-Card Game.
TAM 2006 4 12 0 .250 4th in NFC South - - - -
TAM 2007 9 7 0 .563 1st in NFC South 0 1 .000 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Wild-Card Game.
TAM 2008 9 7 0 .563 3rd in NFC South - - - -
TAM Total 57 55 0 .509 3 2 .600
Total[7] 95 81 0 .540 5 4 .556

Coaching tree
NFL head coaches under whom Jon Gruden has served:

Mike Holmgren, San Francisco 49ers (1990), Green Bay Packers (1992–1994)
Ray Rhodes, Philadelphia Eagles (1995–1997)
Assistant coaches under Jon Gruden who have become NFL head coaches:

Bill Callahan, Oakland Raiders (2002–2003)
Rod Marinelli, Detroit Lions (2006–2008)
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers (2007–present)
Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009–present)

Gruden is a Roman Catholic.[9] He and his wife, Cindy, have three sons, Jon II (Deuce), Michael, and Jayson. Gruden's younger brother Jay is a former starting quarterback at the University of Louisville and current head coach of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. Jay has also served as an offensive assistant on the Buccaneers staff, and won multiple championships as the starting quarterback of the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm and as head coach of the AFL's Orlando Predators. His wife Cindy is from East Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee, where Gruden also coached in 1986.

In April 2009, Gruden turned down an offer to become the offensive coordinator for the University of Oregon Ducks.[10]

Jon Gruden is now a volunteer assistant offensive line coach at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida.[11]

Gruden grew up a Cleveland Browns fan.[12]

Gruden was named one of the 50 most beautiful people of 2001 by People Magazine.

Gruden is also known as "Chucky" for his close resemblance to Chucky from the "Child's Play" film series.[13]

You guys saying that race played a factor in Shannon's firing need to listen to Martin Luther King and Bill Cosby and stop blaming white people for everything. Implying that a black head coach should not be held to the same standards as a white coach is disgraceful and insulting to black people.

As it pertains to RS - why fire him? Are you f*cking kidding? Because over 4 years he did not have a single good team. Because in 4 years he never finished higher than 5th in a bad ACC. Because in 4 years he hasn't won a bowl game.

Because he's 28-22 as the head coach at the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.

Or because he's black and the athletic director was hoping to go in a whiter direction.

BENCH JNOODLE he sucks...

Only Racist here are the people saying firing Shannon is Racist.. MLK asked to judge a person by the content of his/her character, not by the color of the skin. Bottom Line Shannon didn't win. As for losing Young Black men in the inner city, that is BS Schnellenberger, Johnson,and Butch Davis all white men did fine. Kids want to go to a winning program not 7-4 team.. Losing to USF, Virginia enough said..

thank you Windy City Cane. i disagree with you about obama(like him as a person, just not his policies) but i respect your opinion. u seem like a respectable dude.

BTW, andre johnson is the f***in man!!!

we need more players like him on this hurricane football team.

Eudocimus U are completely correct in your assessment. Those few are always looking for something or someone else to blame for Shannons failures or their own. Nice to see someone that understands how always blaming the white man makes themselves look stupid and incapable of doing anything but looking for a handout.

Hey windy city cane go stick your head in lake Michigan and keep it there. You jackasses should quit bringing politics on a football blog. If u want to talk politics and about Obama's socialist policies, go to canespace.

Ooster I loved what I saw from Johnson yesterday as well. Glad the NFL didn't suspend or fine him.

grow up nancy.

Congradulations to Hankerson that kid deserves it. Hank we would have been lucky to win 2 or 3 games this year without U.

they fined him 25,000. still relatively low. if anything they shouldve given him a trophy for kicking that worthless POS's a**.

For the record, no one is implying that black coaches should be held to a "different" standard than their white counterparts. I think it's the opposite: Are white coaches subject to he same criticisms as black coaches? Go back to the Weis situation at Notre Dame. Was that fair?

Again, the only way U will win big is to pay BIG dough. Even jimmy Johnson would demand more than $3 million to come back. And if he did, i bet U that he'd have some former U players on the coaching staff, probably even a spot for Rs.

Gruden would be a mistake IMO. With all those moves, he's never been a head coach in college & that is very different from coaching in the pro's. I'll throw a name out who's a winner wherever he's been: Terry Bowden. He took Auburn to the pinnacle of college football & got canned because one of the trustees had it out for him. He's now head coach @ U of North Alabama & winning. I knew him back in the late 80's when he was coach at little Samford in B'ham, Al. He was successful there also. I doubt whether he'd be interested, but you never know.

the more i thought about it, the more i realized grudens coaching skills are better suited for the college game. especially at a place like The U. grudens firery personality could bring back the swagger. he'd be able to recruit like nobodys business. and he's good with the X's and O's. how sick would it be though if gruden made an on air announcement at the end of MNF tonight... to coach at the university of miami.

wow is that all u can come up with. If u have been writing on this blog all year u would know that i said that randy needs to be fired if he does not fire whipple. who was the face mask call on when we played maryland. do you remember the forward lateral when we played nc in chapel hill last year? have u cane fans really watched us play this year. what about the safety on two consecutive plays in against usf? the false start penalties i give u that. whipple has done won of the worst jobs i have ever witnessed as an oc. the audible to start of the o state game. the playaction pass that was picked off twenty some times in his short tenure. where they even watchn film? why keep running those plays? was social security around before obama? lol. its funny that some of my best friends are white yet im a racist. i speak the truth. same thing happened with ty willingham like someone else said. do u think that flying a banner around the stadium before the game for a person who has done so much for the U was right. i guess im a racist for saying on this blog that i thought john harbaugh would be best for us. if im a racist then some of u need to euther learn how to read or shut the f up. go canes

i think its easy to blame whipple when you have a punter playing quarterback. with jacorys fly-ball floaters we might as well have kicked it away on 1st down. jacory couldnt read a defense if his life depended on it.

it wasnt until morris came in that our offense actually looked like how it was supposed to. but being only a freshman morris was bound to make mistakes. jacorys been doing this for 3 years now and makes the same mistakes as morris...

Mark or Mike Stoops, ( You may get mark if Mike gets the job.) Mullen, and I'm still sticking to my dark horse candidate of Terry Bowden. Like Mike Leach, I can also hear of Jim Leavitt getting into an altercation with a player and he didn't want the job previously. How many bridges did Butch Davis really burn at UM ? Would he want to come back ? I know somebody should give Mark Duper a call to become our WR coach because he is the one who is about to make Hankerson alot of money in the NFL and right now, our achillies heal on this team outside of Hankerson is the WRs. McCarthy and Spence should have been 1st team ACC. They were the heart and soul of the defense.

Randy Shannon was fired becuase he and his staff were unable to develop players. look at the roster full of QBs, WRs and RBs he has had in 4 years only Hankerson will be a decent draft pick. very few if any of these skill position players make noticeable strides durning their tenure. Many ie.. shawbre Mcneil, Robert Marve left the program frustrated. lack of progress on the field was Randy's downfall. I hate to see him leave the program because he had so many positive attributes, but Shalala and the AD are to blame for taking the inexpensive route and hiring an unexperienced coach. I really feel bad for the players as so many of them failed to reach thier full potential.

with all that i am excited for the future and look forward to the program taking the next step and winning an ACC title and going to a BCS Bowl.

Ooster, U know in the beginning I was not that big a fan of Gruden being hired but I much like U after really thinking about it, he would be just what we need down here. And I agree with BertDawg, whoever they hire they should really consider Duper as a WR coach. Just look at the improvement in Hankerson since he started working with him.

Oh please will U jackass's shut up about how Shannon was done just like Willingham. Willingham sucked as a headcoach and Notre Dame and Washington were sick and tired of him dragging their respective programs down the tubes. If he were white U racist jerkoffs would have had nothing to say but he deserved it, so no one is interested in hearing U cry about how the black man was done wrong. If Willingham or Shannon had won when they were headcoaches they both would still be in those jobs. The fact is they were both failures and Willingham was worse since he had been a headcoach before. At least Shannon can say that he had to learn on the job and one things for sure, he may not know jack about QB talent but Shannon sure knows talent at everyother postition. Thats for sure.

For a .500 team you guys are not doing so bad.. On the other hand FIU is putting ANOTHER Conference Championship in their Trophy Case.. Keep the search going. Maybe a local High School Coach or a Music Teacher can take over the "Mighty U" LMAO!! The only way you can use that letter is by saying...

"U Suck!"

Bring on the Haters!

Go Golden Panthers!

It was the same crap before Shannon was hired. People were saying that if the University didn't hire him as Head Coach, they were racist. Now that he is fired, they are racist. Probably the same idiots.

Manny, can I throw a name into the hat. Houston Nutt good experience coach who teams are PHYSICAL and will pound the rock hell he made jamal anderson and matt jones into 1st rounders, so knows how to coach up talent and will make sure we use this huge o-line we have. He will go from the 5th best coach in his divison till top 2 in the ACC please forward this to kirby

Posted by: Douche7 | November 29, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Yes we are down this year but you must not be attending those classes at FIU because a 7-5 team is not .500 genius.
You come on here pounding your chest about a Sun Belt Conference Championship? Now it's my turn to LMAO!!!!
Why don't you go back to the FIU Goldenshower blog and post with the four other people.

im a aftrican american, and it offends me when people bring race into tge equation, for one he wasnt fired because of his race, he didnt get the job done, nothing racist about it, race is a very serious topic and i feel it shouks not be thrown out there just fir names sake ,

I agree, Mark Duper for WR coach. He played his college ball at my almamater, Northwestern State, Natchitoches, La. I can spell it but I bet none of you can pronounce it correctly unless you have been there LOL.

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