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Morris among three Canes honored by ACC; plus notes on Jermaine Johnson, Olsen Pierre, UNC kickoff time

Canes quarterback Stephen Morris, linebacker Gionni Paul, and linebacker Eddie Johnson were named Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week on Monday.

Morris, named the Offensive Back of the Week, threw for a UM- and ACC-record 566 yards to lead the Hurricanes to a 44-37 win over NC State. The junior completed 26 of 49 passes for a 21.8 yards-per-completion average, and recorded five TDs, tying five other Miami quarterbacks for the most in a single game and the first since Kyle Wright at Wake Forest in 2005. In his last two games, he has thrown for 1,002 yards.

Paul, named Linebacker of the week, made his first career start and had a team-high 11 tackles, including eight solo stops. His 11 tackles matched his total in his first 11 career games.

Johnson, named Rookie of the Week, tallied seven tackles (six solo stops), one sack, one tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup. The reigning ACC Linebacker of the Week recorded one of Miami’s two sacks and a tackle-for-loss. His six solo stops were second among Miami players and the seven tackles were third on the team.

UM has now had five players selected as ACC Player of the Week selections: Duke Johnson (twice), Eddie Johnson (twice), Morris, Paul and Phillip Dorsett.

MORE QUICK NOTES FROM MONDAY

> The ACC announced the UM-North Carolina game on Oct. 13 will be a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

> UM coach Al Golden told reporters Monday backup offensive tackle "Jermaine Johnson is not with us right now. That's personal reasons. But it's Jermaine's choice and he's not with us right now."

> Defensive tackle Olsen Pierre was held out of practice Monday for unspecified reasons. Freshman Dequan Ivery, scout team MVP last week, was practicing with the varsity Monday.

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Chicago weather Sat.: high 50's, low 30's. I don't know guys, this is practically the Artic for the 'Canes. I got a bad feeling...

Jim Gallo, again your an ass and no one likes you, you also make no sense and look up the definition of loose and lose, because your dumb.

F@%k college football, we are the U of M, and believe me-we are enemies. Go Canes!

DuvalCane, I agree a 100% in your assessment of the offense. With a 23-7 lead we should have handed it off to James, the Duke, or Clements and pounded it in. Their defense was exhausted by the no huddle and a score there would have just crushed them. That is the one flaw that I have seen with the offensive play calling. When you have that kinda lead and you are inside the 5 thats when you just pound them between the tackles. The last two weeks we have got caught up in attack mode and by no means am I saying go into a shell and run it every down but we can still attack on the ground as well.

Ha! Call me old but the "Haters" out there don't bother me at all. I'm cool with it. Don't we want them to "hate" us???

I saw the perfect Tee shirt the other day
HATERS = MOTIVATORS

I saw up top that it was going to be in the 40's on Saturday night. So be it.

GO CANES!!!

Hey Jim Gallo,we are on the same page. We should get together and have a few drinks. This defense makes me drink alot. I live in ocala,near where my beloved gators play. Where do you live. We could meet in the middle somewhere, I know alot of bars from dressing up in drag and getting picked up by men? like you. Do you where dresses, what's your favorite color. Well, let me know, i enjoy your posts. Do you enjoy mine?

I know this was in another topic, but it bothered me, so I have to talk on it. Some of you guys say some stuff on here out of anger and the REAL person that you are within comes out. Miami Northwestern diploma and FAMU degree? Really Corpus!!?? Let's see, what are the 2 things that those 2 have in common?? Hmmmm... I wonder? You know it's incredible, the guys from Northwestern recently were a disappointment, but the next 5-star stud that comes out of that school, you will be the first one saying "come to the "U", we are a family here" and yet in still you throw out racist crap like that, amazing.

duvalcane, i see alot of posters with the same sentiment. I agree, but Morris should have thrown it away.I think it was 1st down, why force it. mainly, i hope the coaches are HARD at work this week, ND is beatable, but we have alot to fix. our sp teams gives up too much on returns, and that could kill us against a well coached team like this. I think thats 1 of the things we are missing. the 2001 team, {from memory, maybe not exact},the def gave up 15-16 td's all year. the def and sp teams scored 10 td's. incredible stat. but we don't block punts, or do the little stuff. the turnovers are coming now, the off needs to take advantage, sats game would have been over early. BEAT ND GO CANES

ALL THE TALK ABOUT THE DC THE PROBLEM IS THE DL COACH! HE DOES NOT GET A PASS! HE CANNOT GET THESE GUYS TO GET OFF BLOCKS! THAT COMES FROM GOOD COACHING TECHNIQUES! THEY CANNOT PRESSURE THE QB AND ALL THE TACKLES FOR LOSSES HAVE MAINLY COME FROM LB! WHY SHOULD HE GET A PASS! GO HIRE A FORMER HURRICANE OUT THERE WHO PLAYED ON THE DL(DAN SILEO) IF ANYTHING THEY WILL BE TOUGH, MEAN,AND NASTY! DO IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE SO TO IMPROVE THIS DEFENSE NEXT YEAR GO GET A MEAN A.. DL COACH! AS FOR ND THIS WEEK! WITH RIGHT LB COMBO OF PAUL/PERRYMAN,JOHNSON WE ARE GOING TO BE OKAY! WHETHER ENOUGH! I DON'T KNOW! BUT IF YOU BLITZ THESE GUYS AND PLAY TIGHT MAN/MAN ND WILL LOSE! YES THEY HAVE A GOOD DEFENSE BUT IF THE THEY CANNOT CONTAIN OUR RECEIVERS,MORRIS WILL THROW 50 TIMES AND WEAR THEM OUT! ALSO WHO DO THEY HAVE THAT CAN MATCH JOHNSON SPEED WISE! YES THEY WILL SHUT THE RUN DOWN AND MAYBE SACK MORRIS 3-4 TIMES BUT THE CANES WILL KEEP COMING AND WILL SCORE! WATCH IF ND IS NOT UP BY MORE THAN 7 PTS AT START OF 4TH QT THEY WILL BE DEFEATED! MY PREDICTION MIAMI 38 ND 34! MORRIS 4 TD!

Agree with Duval canes- the same happened at Ga Tech. UM had the opportunity to step the foot on the throat and a turnover (Dorsett's fumble,Morris' int) gave the other team a huge momentum swing that nearly cost us. Fisch tries to get cute. Should have pounded the dang rock in from the 2 yd line. Morris worries me in the red zone-tries to do too much.

This will be on the O-line and runninggame. They (Mike and Duke) rush for >100 yds each. Its over.

Jim Gallo= tool.
Cane72-bigger tool
cool cat-rapidly following in their footsteps

Just ignore the fake fans.

Miami will win. They are a lot more battle tested. Weather will not be a factor with this group. They are improving each week.

I agree with the offense letting up. When we get a lead we go back to the huddle to slow the game down. It seems to me that Morris is better in the no huddle offense.
I have noticed that 2nd and 3rd periods seems to be were Morris struggles a little bit. Maybe saying that Morris struggles is wrong. The Offense as a whole just seems to not be as synchronized as when they are in the no huddle.
The offense will need to play it's best game of the year for a win this week. These 2 teams seem to balance each other out. Our Defense is our weakness. Their Defense is their strength.
Lets go Canes. Prove the haters wrong again.
As always

IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shocking that the Canes win, so the Gator troll has to hide in his fake Canes ID of jim gallo and Canesfan72, WAITING for the next Canes loss so he can go back to his "delUsional" persona.

Canes never played well in cold weather? Gator liar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0i9s1L4dxM

On the road in 38 degree weather, showed they were the best team in the nation. If we had the four team playoff in effect back then, Miami takes another title, easily.

5>3>2,

The examples of Fisch getting cute doesn't make any sense. Dorsett fumbling the ball is Fisch getting cute? If Dorsett tucks the ball and goes down you'd be singing Fisch's praises for dialing up another great big pass play. Fisch can only call the plays the players have to execute them. When they fail you blame the OC just like the idiots are blaming Coach D for all of the youth on defense.

The "experts" picked Miami to be 4-8 this season and picked to be about last in the division. The Canes are 4-1 and leading their division. I'd say the coaching staff is far exceeding everybody's expectations. Anyone calling for heads to roll or talking about play calling needs to remember that there are 55 true sophomores or younger on this roster. The majority of the upperclassmen left on the roster were considered busts and Golden is even getting good reps out of them. I've seen a team that is getting better every game. Stephen Morris just broke the Miami and ACC record for passing yards for Christs sake!

I hope this coaching staff stays together for another 10 years. They are focking killing it! This team will be downright nasty real soon.

Canesfan72= Curse
Jim Gallo= Curse
Cool Cat= Curse

I keep hoping curse takes my advice and kills himself. Anyone who comes on another fans message board the way he does is one step away from suicide.

ibis- Dorsett's fumble was not Fisch getting cute. I didnt mean that. But the two trips to the redzone vs NC state was. But Dorsett's fumble is an example of how we could have gone from 19-7 to 22 or 26-7 in a blink of an eye, and at that moment the tables flipped. Same against NCST 23-7 to 30-7 from the 2 yard line but Naaaa. INT

Dorsett's fumble was a beautifully designed play dialed up at the right time. It was a 30 yard play. You have no clue if Miami goes up or not by dialing up run rather than pass.

When it works the fans slob all over his nuts. When it fails the fans question why that play was dialed up at that time. Fisch designed playbooks for the brightest minds in the NFL. I'm sure he knows what to call for what down and distance. He wants to score as many points as possible even more so than the fans.

The man just called a game where his QB set Miami and ACC records for passing. The running game wasn't there all day long so dialing up run isn't a given in that situation. How do you know he doesn't dial up run and James fumbles the rock? Let the man do his job and let's pretend he knows what he's doing more so than you fans.

Curse, pull the trigger! Do it!

Duval.....had we scored and made it 30-7 I don't think they come back the way they did....momentum changer for sure.

I say bring the thermals to Soldier Field and let Morris air it out. It has worked so far for us, if we put up north of 40 points ND will not be able to catch up. No matter how many Tds our defense gives up, we will score more, we have shown we can do that. It's a cane thing you know. That is why we will outscore anyone, anyplace, anytime.

So what if our DC sucks, so what if our D can't stop anyone. We are the Golden Canes and we will outscore you.

Pass happy will probably be the way to go against ND. Their secondary is their biggest defensive weakness. Their corners started this year as receivers and were moved to defense because of injuries. So they have no real depth there.

@delusional

i agree wit u, lets put it in the air, thats what we been doin so lets dont break the ice. Like my parents always said, if its not broke dont fix it. But what can be fixed is Morris decision making. On that pick on the 1-2 yrd line he shoulda checked to the run. Mike James has been running hard and he woulda got that touchdown. And one the other drive he shoulda run the damn ball in from ther 1 instead of trying to lob it to Cleveland.

@fightingibis & 5-3-2

I also agree wit u that Fisch is one of the great minds in the College game. He puts players in the position to make plays but its up to the players to perform them. We been getting off to a fast start unlike last year but we have to learn to put the nail in the foot. We left 23 pts off the score board. This is two weeks in a row we took our foot off the pedal cant do this Saturday.

Now as for the defense: I agree wit who said dont blame D'Fino but blame the D-Line coach for not teaching right technique. You hit it on the money buddy but also D'Fino calls the d plays. I say blame both of them. Im also starting to get concern about Michael Barrow coaching too. We havent been consisted there for a while now, maybe he neva got the plsyers til this year snd its going to tske time. But we'll see as the season progress.

Go Canes

Msn to msn and Blitz like hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canes lose 45 to 14. Hows the 2000 fans showing up at games doing? Pathetic Fan Base

irish man. Why are you here you drunk fat slob? It will actually be 2500 fans. So what. Youre sorry a55 overrated irish have been placing 80k students in that old dump in that drab cloudy pasture called south bend for the last 20 years and what has that gotten you?

Listen- Greg Paulus and Rick Mirer are calling you. Last call, WC Fields

@ rchy12

Man you gotta be some dUmb loser. You gonna agree with someone who calls himself delUsional?
You gotta be dUmber than him.
And Fish "one of the great minds in the College game."
Wow! I suppose you have a top DC as well and the ACC is a strong conference.
What a loser!

I cant wait to beat the crap out these THUG U POS. You guys will have your a** handed to you buy the Irish! UM will never be ND and when we squish THUG U on Saturday Im going to be pouring my beer all over you THUG U fans at the game.

@acc

Oh im sorry was u talking to me.
#gsrbsge#

@irish man

Mane how do u figure that. Yall are a bunch of nuns with Saint Kelly as yall Coach. Oh also i forgot who is yall fukn quarterback.

#2qbs=none#

TheU bitT@

rchy12, when was the last time Thug U was anything 2002. The school, administartion is the scum of the earth. Death to the U!!!! Starts this Saturday then continues with NCAA sancations. BWHAHAHAHHAHA. P.S. Someone tell Dan Selio to STFU!

I think that the issue's with the D-Line go more to the players or the D-Coordinator. Jethro Franklin, the D-Line coach is a VERY accomplished D-line Coach in both the NFL and in College. I personally remember him Coaching the Packers, Texans and USC's D-Lines. All his lines played like beast. Check out his resume if you have the time. The only reason he is not at USC now coaching their dominant d-Line is that he left (like the majority of that staff) when Pete Carroll left and went to Seattle. He is not our problem. Our DC's resume, it not as credentialed. That stated, I think we have to give D'Nofrio more time. The entire D is filled with young pups or first time starters.

Fire the DC
Fire the D line coach
Fire fire fire fire......
Different coaches, same crap
Different players, same crap
Your problem is institutional, fire yourselves
@ rchy12
Anyone with half a brain can tell delUsionalcane is making fun of you fools. You can tell easily without even reading his posts just by his name.
Man U be so dUmb!

Guys, think. When has a Fighting Irish fan ever come on this blog and talked smack? Not even during the bowl game a couple tears back. There is a psychopath/stalker who follows a certain team in America's biggest trailer park who constantly comes on this blog. Don't believe for a second that Irish Man is a Notre Dame fan, or that the NC State fan last week was an NC State fan or that the UNC fan who will be on here on next week Wednesday is a UNC fan. It is all the same nut job Gator fan impersonating or becoming all the personalities in his mind.

I meant couple of years not tears.

@Cane4life

Ive just looked at his resume and its pretty good. But times have change, better yet the college game. We will see like i said as the season progress. I just hate that we are giving up so much yards and points per game. Unlike Miami football

@irish
Notre Dame has been so far out the loop when was the last time yall been good. If im right i know i am its the 80's. wowwwwww. Yall so slow our wideouts and backs going to run circles around yall kandy azzes.

@acc
who ur team, oh i 4got you dont have one. You just jump bandwagons. As matter fact i believe u are a Arena football fan. Go keep rocks dude

TheU Leggo

Canes4Life, Sounds like you go an education from the famous Thug U. Forrest, when was the last time ND played UM.. Exactly the only reason Im on this life less blog is to tell you guys how the Irish will wipe the floor with the Monkeys you call Wideouts and RB's from Thug U. So go get focked Tard!

I wanna see us continue to make improvements and compete. D-Line has to come up big in this one. Limit their offensive big plays and we'll have a chance to win the game. They are going to try and get up early with lots of gimmick plays, so we have to stay home and be disciplined.

Irish Man "Curse",

Pull the trigger already! Why do you continue to live in your own skin when you can't stand yourself?

Canes fans, wake the fock up! No damn Irish fan is on here talking smack with you. You've been trolled by the suicidal curse.

I love myself just as I love Notre Dame the most prestegious University in the Land. Why would I pull the trigger you Lame fans?

No hope for my Canes.
Too young,
Too immature,
Too inexperienced,
golden balls too dumb,
DC too stupid,
shalalalaahahla, too fat,
No defense,
No Game in Chicago will be too cold for Florida boys,
My doppelganger imposter is a drag queen,
Mail in the win to notre lame,
BBQ the Ibis,
We're sunk.

Canesfan 72, Irish Man, "Curse",

Just pull the focking trigger already you suicidal loser! Your sorry focking Gayturds are being coached by a temperamental crybaby douche. That seems to be the formula the Gayturds go with when hiring? Find the most annoying douche and hire him? LOL!

You got issues you focking reject...

Step one- Elevator ride to top of building.

Step two- Jump, it's just that focking easy.

I'm giving you options on how to end your miserable life? Work with me...

I have to agree with Jim Gallo. Being honest with your accessments does not make you any less dedicated to the team than some unrealistic fanatic. Professional class Offensive and Defensive Coordinators would hasten our return to respectability. I appreciate their efforts, but their limitations with scheming and live game real time adjustments is single core processor level. They also haven't proved they are top level recruiters. If D'Onofrio remains and doesn't close on three top notch D-Tackles with one already commited, and with Bostwick, Bain and Senat still there, I'll get rid of him myself! If you can't coach then over achieve at recruiting.

Tampa Cane "Curse",

"If D'Onofrio remains and doesn't close on three top notch D-Tackles with one already commited, and with Bostwick, Bain and Senat still there, I'll get rid of him myself!"

So death threats about our DC is now allowed on a Miami Herald blog? Can't believe Manny allows this BS! Manny you have no balls.

How would anybody on this message board "get rid of a coordinator" without murder? This goes to a whole new level even for the curse. He should be investigated for this comment.

Manny???? You going to step in and do your job or just keep allowing this BS?

FightingIbis, I'll kill myself when you go fock your mom you POS Cane fan

ooops

tjey went to michigan state and manhandled them...we must be ready physically and mentally....tight ends catching 3rd down and long...we must stop! use our speed...hopefully Goldens conditioming keeps us in tjis one for 4 wqtrs....also the 2 minute drill every other series or so
..Go Canes...make us proud!

Yep, last week he was a wolfpack "fan", now his obsession leads him to being a Notre Dame fan.

He even screwed up and signed in as Curse on one of his posts, what a loser.

You know, Notre Dame another one of those teams that UM and FSU have the guts to play, but UF cowers and hides unless it is forced to play them in a bowl game.

What is the status of Curtis Porter is he going to redshirt?

There are so many dumb comments to choose from when selecting the bonehead comment of the day, it becomes difficult to sort through them all. Unfortunately for those of you wishing to win this award, the competition is locked up by Gallo and his various names.

The inability to grasp what a 2 deep roster is and then use that complicated math called counting and then doing a % in order to see undergrad % is a candidate. But, the winner is that "the NFL looks to bowl players first... always" Sure they do. That's why they spend millions on scouting and combines and draft lots of guys from DII and the 'directional" schools. And no one would have draft Barkley had he come out right? Not without that meaningless bowl game on his junior year resume.

The sequel to Dumb and Dumber was just announced as Dumb and Dumber To (kinda funny I think), but I'd have gone with Dumb, Dumber and Gallo.

The defense has to shapen up alot. Jake Wieclaw needs to get his self together. Kid missing, easy field goals. How can u miss a 22,43,38 yard field goals? I say put in Botts Wieclaw will cost us a game the way he's going. But Gionni Paul is a beast. Mark.D needs to continue on getting the right combo on defense. I say at linebacker have in Paul,Perryman,Johnson. DL Chickillo,King,Hamilton. CB Gunter & Finnie or Howard. Safeties Highsmith & Bush. There you have it a tough defense. Also I would change the defense into a 4-3 or 5-2 you have to throw in something different every game. U can't go with the same stuff all the time. That's why we're getting killed.

@ Golden Age

Why bring in the Mighty Gators to this lame conversation?
FYI LSU, UGA, USC and Bama are all much much better teams than ND. Those are teams the canes "cower and hide" from choosing instead to play ACC pansies.
And no one "forces" you to play good teams in bowl games, you earn the right to do that. You wouldn't know, you haven't been to a real bowl game in about a decade. Worry about your imminent beatdown in Chicago and leave the Gators alone.

Mr Botts should take over all kicking duties including field goals, PATs and kickoffs. After all he is our MVP all ACC awesome punter!!
Who needs a defense when you can outscore everyone AND when you have the best kicker in the world.
This is the Golden way, behold the Golden Plan.

"leave the Gators alone"

You do realize you're on a UM blog in the MIAMI Herald, right?

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