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Stephen Morris in boot (and Aldarius out)

Practice is ending soon, and I'll get back to you all on Miami quarterback Stephen Morris' status. All we know is that on his second snap of this morning's practice in El Paso, Morris went down. He lay on his back, while UM assistants rushed to his side.

They then helped him off the field, and he could not touch his left foot to the ground as he was being carried off.

They examined him on a table, kept feeling his left ankle, and then gave him crutches. We (reporters) were asked to leave the practice field.

Very sad, considering UM has had a great bowl week so far. They're about to end and I have to go. I'll be back later.

ADDENDUM: We still don't know Morris' diagnosis, but at the end of practice he was seen wearing what appeared to be an inflatable boot. Practice will now be closed tomorrow. Coach Jeff Stoutland will talk to reporters afterward.

Coach Stoutland said he still wouldn't rule Morris out until he knew his exact injury. However, it appears pretty clear that Jacory Harris will start. We all would be pretty shocked to learn otherwise, although depending on the injury and what they could do to stabilize the ankle (along with painkillers), we still don't know if Stephen could somehow come into the game if needed.

Stoutland said third-stringer Spencer Whipple shared the reps with Jacory today.

In other news, receiver Aldarius Johnson will not play in the bowl game because of a knee injury sustained before UM arrived in El Paso, Stoutland said. Johnson was in street clothes and had his right knee heavily bandaged Tuesday.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

 

 

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I guess the potato chip is now the QB. Hopefully Golden will bring in a blue chip QB that can start next year.

Apologies to regular readers for reposting - I'm not going to spam this message constantly, I'm just going to post it once on each blog entry until I get some kind of response.


An open letter to Jorge Rojas:

I am writing to you concerning the college blogs on the Herald's sports page, I know it's probably not a high priority for you but it's something that has a bigger impact on the actual sports themselves than even the articles and opinions that are written by your columnists.

The UM sports blog is unreadable. It's filled with Gators fans writing hateful and racist things, specifically about Randy Shannon and Jacory Harris, and that blog is undoubtedly what Teddy Bridgewater's mother was referring to when she was talking about what "fans were saying" about Bridgewater decommiting to UM and a key factor in the #2 rated quarterback in the country deciding not to attend UM.

As near as I can tell Mike McCall is a college student and he is able to edit his blog to remove the completely inappropriate remarks that Hurricanes fans leave there. I know that Manny and Susan are mainly columnists but I beg you, either hire an intern or someone to monitor the UM blog on a day to day basis or just turn off the comments section. I would imagine you're probably just as happy to have the view counts and the high volumes of comments but it is just disgraceful that the Miami Herald would prefer to publish racist and hateful material to the detriment of the University of Miami (one of their business partners) than to see their traffic go down slightly.

If it was a columnist writing this stuff instead of one anonymous person (and there is just one person who's predominantly posting that stuff on the UM blog) then the Herald would be forced to fire him or her. As it is, all I can do is write an email and hope for the best.

Celebrate,... Celebrate,... Dance to the music.

LET THE JASORRY PICKFEST BEGIN

"If it was a columnist writing this stuff instead of one anonymous person (and there is just one person who's predominantly posting that stuff on the UM blog) then the Herald would be forced to fire him or her."

The literally THOUSANDS of comments that pointed out how sorry your boys were is from one commenter??? There is a good reason why you are largely ignored.
Take a break Capt Courageous. You've lost your marbles.

Posted by: Highsmith

Nice try Sean Wilson - do you ever stop? We are going to pummel the Irish and send them back to Ireland once and for all. I predict Jacory goes 25-32 for 4 TDs and 30 yds rushing and receives the key to El Paso for such a strong performance.

Eudocimus( I like the name)

I received your email and to be honest with you - we need the hits for advertising but will look into this before the start of the 2011 season. We will have more staff at that time as we are building depths here at the paper. Thanks and a great holiday.

Good news, thanks.

With a possible injury to Morris to keep out (hope not), with Harris, who seems to be close to being hurt or being hurt too often, and with no viable back-up, this injury just makes it that much clearer why we need to recruit two top-flight QB's in this class. From wherever they be found - Jersey, prep-school, junior college, wherever.

I think J12 will be just fine. After all, U got a new coaching staff to point out what he was doing wrong. Morris is good, too, but J12 just needs a little more direction.

As far a future QB's, look toward Ft. Lauderdale.

Any good JuCo QB's available?

They have a little more maturity in that they've been playing and are a bit older than a true frosh you'd be throwing out there.

It worked at Auburn...

I'm not sayin'...I'm just sayin'...

Hopefully Sean Wilson/Curse Pig/Soldy dies in a car accident this weekend.

You still suck, Pig.

Classy note. You do realize Mike James mom just passed away via accident? You should just fade away as you embarass all college athletic fans in general. " You don't know how much that helps me!"

Posted by: Eudocimus | December 28, 2010 at 02:42 PM

If you just ignore them or him or her or it, they will go away. They purposely post things from blog to blog to blog to see if anyone bites because they enjoy getting a rise out of people. This is how they get their kicks. It really is not that complicated to skip over their posts.

Usually by the first word if not the first sentence you read, you immediately know to skip over it.

Regarding your boy Bridgewater, he went somewhere where he even said he wanted playing time. This means he wants everything handed to him. It seems most MNW boys feel this way, and I simply do not want them in this program. They are not entitled to anything, and must EARN their playing time not be rewarded it based on high school performance.

We have already been down this road with J12 so why do it to ourselves all over again? I wish TB the best at Louisville. And hope he is humbled quickly, and realize nothing is handed to you in this dog eat dog world. If he were a true competitor, it would not matter if we had 10 QBs. He's just another prima-donna that we do not need. We need hard nosed guys ready to get at it.

GO CANES!!!

What? No space heaters at the Champs Bowl?

all u grown as people grow up..u guys run away recruits do u get it!! support them if u cant find another team.


all u grown ass people grow up..u guys run away recruits do u get it!! support them if u cant find another team.

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/12/stephen-morris-on-crutches.html#ixzz19SVyzmpw

Sean Wilson, a cancerous Pig?

"What you recall," right Pig?

360Cane - actually there's hardly a "they", it's mostly one dude. And he never goes away, he just answers himself with this canes persona ("Sean Wilson is a cancer").

And I don't really care about Bridgewater, although I don't think he's a Jacory clone at all - but it's clear that these recruits (and their mamas) are reading these blogs and all the inappropriate racial stuff is not helping the cause.

Looks like they're going to try to tighten it up for next season which is really great news.

@ Eudocimus: I AM WITH YOU 100% PERCENT OF THE WAY. IT WAS GREAT WHEN MANNY WAS SUPERVISING THE POSTS. YOU CAN COME ON HERE READ INSIGHTFUL AND ENCOURAGING THINGS. ANYWAYS, J12 DO YOUR THING AND PLAY THAT STRESS FREE FOOTBALL

AMOR POR JUARITOS

Hopefully Sean Wilson/Curse Pig/Soldy dies in a car accident this weekend.

You still suck, Pig.

Posted by: Sean Wilson is a cancer | December 28, 2010 at 06:20 PM

You should be ashamed of yourself. Do you have any respect for MJ? I don't care who you are a fan of, you are disgraceful. Go away forever.

I know A.J. Highsmith wants to get a jump on his DB career but if Morris can't go I'd sure be worried about having only Spencer Whipple to back up Harris in the bowl game.

Losing Aldarius hurts more if Harris is starting.

Any word on recruiting success by the new coach?

Posted by: Eudocimus | December 28, 2010 at 09:24 PM

You mean little ole me could run off recruits if I bash them? Oh boy!

Dude, I DO NOT WANT ANY KID IN THIS PROGRAM IF THEY DO NOT HAVE TOUGH SKIN. PERIOD.

And it's funny you say we're sending them running. Then run "on over to mamby pamby land, where maybe we can find some self-confidence for you, you jackwagon!"

Maybe they should educate themselves about blogs and realize ANYONE can post ANYTHING using ANY ALIAS. Obviously, his heart ain't with THE U. Buh-bye now.

Let me show you someone that is...

Even after a coaching change...

http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1009965.html
(ok, that is a little old, but...)

From Scout.com: "Phillip Dorsett is very excited about the hiring of new coach Al Golden."

From his mouth: "Golden will turn UM around"

That is what we are looking for. Not mamby pamby land residents.

Posted by: Eudocimus | December 28, 2010 at 09:24 PM

Oh, and I think dude is still messing with you. I caught it, but looks like you didn't. I'll capitalize it for you:

"Eudocimus( I like the name)

I received your email and to be honest with you - we need the hits for advertising but will look into this before the start of the 2011 season. We will have more staff at that time as we are BUILDING DEPTHS here at the paper. Thanks and a great holiday.

Posted by: Jorge Rojas | December 28, 2010 at 03:20 PM"

Posted by: 360Cane

That's funny.

Did reporters have to leave the field because he was injured? WTH is that about? Is that a leftover from Shannon's reign of terror? What a crock. Maybe the local media should just boycott coverage until this garbage stops.

Amazing how many posters here are experts on what makes for a good college QB. JH has done well in some games, poorly in others. Football as most dont realize is a team sport.

The Canes have not played great team ball this season or last few. What has been missing is leadership from either the coaching or the field. Receivers like Benjamin were either terrific or error prone. Practice discipline was missing and Harris tried to perform without the full participation of his teammates. On the games where Jacory did well despite turnovers it was becasue of the rest of the team holding up there end. I say that if the U comes to play full out on Fri, then Jacory will look good. If not, he and they will look bad.

Jacory " just 50 cents a day" Harris got new boots. You get free Donkey Show admission if you wear boots.... bro.

The answer at QB is 40 miles up the road at STA; jake Rudock. He's a more athletic ken Dorsey with only 4 int vs 75 TD passes. He runs a pro style offense and makes good decisions. Sadly, RS's honymoon with Teddy B stated 2 yrs ago and they showed Rudock no love and now he's off to Iowa where he will excell. Golden needs to full court press Rudock using Hank, Linder and Dorsett as embassadors and HOPE, this kid will give the U a first, second look. Unfortunately this late in the recruting process, getting a juco or middle of the road QB will not get it done. Al, go hard thru coach Smith and get this kid on campus......

my fave was when urban would work tebows shaft while gargling his sack.
Posted by: pepe | December 28, 2010 at 09:00 PM

Stay classy canes fans....this is the junk that ends up on the Gator blog.

More classy posts on the heels of MJ's tragedy.

Hopefully Sean Wilson/Curse Pig/Soldy dies in a car accident this weekend.

You still suck, Pig.

Posted by: Sean Wilson is a cancer | December 28, 2010 at 06:20 PM

But Gator fans have no class right?

Steven Morris, when healthy next year, is very capable of running a pro style offense. He has the mental capacity and the arm strength to play as well.

It is a sad state that Jacory Harris has to even compete with a true Freshman. Especially when one considers the fact that he has been in the current system for over 2 years.

I would like to see Golden bring in another QB that is capable of running an offense. If a recruit allows his mind to be swayed by random blog posts then he is mentally weak and not ready to play at this level. Miami needs hard nosed and determined kids who will not be denied victory, period. Just like when Marve was here, Jacory and his ilk were talking transfer if he was not the starter. Stop pandering to kids and get the ones that want to be here.
I don't know much about Rudock, but from the numbers and the style of offense he ran in high school it sounds like he could be a good fit. I just wonder if they [Rudock & family] will even give Miami the time of day.

Eudocimus- GREAT JOB. Its absurd that the Miami "paper of record" would allow this nonsense on their website. Completely discredits the entire Herald organization and parent company.

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