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Canes' center Shane McDermott to miss Savannah State game

Starting center Shane McDermott has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against Savannah State with a lower extremity injury according to the injury report released Thursday.

Shane McDermottMcDermott, who has started 14 consecutive games at center for UM dating back to last season, is backed up by 6-5, 319-pound senior Jared Wheeler. The fifth-year player out of Plantation American Heritage High has played in 25 games in his career, but has never started.

UM coach Al Golden said the team was preparing freshman Alex Gall to play in his first game this week. Gall plays guard according to offensive line coach Art Kehoe. Another player who hasn't seen a lot of time in UM's rotation is 6-8, 312-pound redshirt freshman Taylor Gadbois. Both will see more playing time this week as well.

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The smart thing for goldie to do would be to start playing all of the backups when Miami gets 2 or 3 scores ahead.

The reasons are:
1. Avoiding a fluke injury to a starter,
2. Getting backups at all positions some playing times,
3. Keeping the score respectable so moron Canes and fans do not break their arms patting themselves on their own backs after a big blowout.

But then, I have never been overwhelmed by seeing that goldie or the DC (or the moron fans on this site) having any smarts.

It is too bad we have to wait for halfway through the season for the Cane season to start. NC v. GT should be a good one to watch today since Miami has to play both of them.

Posted by: CaneFan'72

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It is not lost on any of us that you are panicked that the Canes will blowout SS and if Miami only wins by a few touchdowns, which you are hoping for, this will give you the excuse to attack Coach Golden. You, Calvin, Gallo, Tubby Harriet, et al. certainly deserve to be applauded as never have such a gathering of nimrods been so consistently wrong about everything...congratulations!!

There's no reason to schedule multiple difficult OOC games, there's nothing to gain and everything to lose.

That's why none of the big time programs do it.

"It is too bad we have to wait for halfway through the season for the Cane season to start."

That comment is really mind-blowing. What kind of UM fan would think that our season hasn't started? Most might think that it's already a success regardless of what happens from here on out.

Posted by: Lt. Lois Einhorn | September 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

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Unfortunately, you are totally WRONG again, naturally.

Simply because squads from the LAME Big 10 and A.C.C. conferences are at a DISADVANTAGE playing conference rivals.

However, teams from the S.E.C., PAC-12 and or Big 12 have the luxury of playing two WEAK non-coference fee, fi, foes. Simply because their respective conference are stronger, from top-to-bottom, than the lame A.C.C. and Big Ten.

By the way, with the new major college football format, which decides the TRUE national championship. OVERALL strength of schedule will be a major factor determining the FOUR playoff teams. dUh

Oh, the Big 10's Czar wants conference teams to CEASE playing I-AA teams, but programs such as NEBRASKA and OHIO ST., and a few others, are absolutely AGAINST that possible rule.

FWIW... that Herbie CornSUXker program HISTORICALLY has played a SOFT non-conference schedule. In other words, they INTENTIONALLY play at least TWO weak opponents. If not three lower-rung fee, fi, foes.

Posted by: Lt. Lois Einhorn | September 21, 2013 at 01:01 PM

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Well, the Rambling Wreck isn't helping Miami's cause, because GA. TECH is currently down... 7-20 against Carolina Blue.

I was wishing on a distant star that Rambling Wreck would be undefeated coming in the Hurricane game. But that looks mighty BLEAK at the moment. dUh

Four teams doesn't decide a TRUE national champion. That's why college football SUCKS. I just like watc b ing my school.

This is going to be a wasted trip up to the stadium. We shouldn't have to pay for parking or beer.


Four teams doesn't decide a TRUE national champion. That's why college football SUCKS. I just like watc b ing my school.

This is going to be a wasted trip up to the stadium. We shouldn't have to pay for parking or beer.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | September 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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However, it's BETTER than the previous BIASED B.C.S. format. SEE my Miami Hurricanes getting shafted in 2000!

The Hurricanes defeat F.S.U., which happens to play for it all against Boomer Sooner, and still is on the outside looking in. dUh


"It is too bad we have to wait for halfway through the season for the Cane season to start."

That comment is really mind-blowing. What kind of UM fan would think that our season hasn't started? Most might think that it's already a success regardless of what happens from here on out.

Posted by: Lt. Lois Einhorn

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Bravo Lt. Lois Einhorn!

is there a way to see tonights game?? without espn3?

D - ACC is right there on that second tier with the Pac-10, Big 10, and Big 12 - behind the SEC and ahead of everyone else.

UM will control their destiny in making the playoffs, they don't need to have two difficult OOC opponents to make it in. And in years where they're not in contention they will be setting themselves up for a much better bowl game.

You can cry all you want about UM's new scheduling philosophy but it's the right thing to do and it isn't going to change.

I think the 4 game playoff is a good balance, any more and the SEC teams won't worry about losing a game because they could still win the SEC championship game and pretty much lock up a spot.

College football is the greatest regular season of any sport, college or pro. 4 team playoff is perfect, doesn't guarantee that the best team will have a shot at the championship but it's better than a computer while maintaining the importance of the regular season.

Lt,

Regular season, yes. Post season, not so much.

I need some ice...for my drink.

Those of you with time and money better show tonight.

I turned on the Tennessee UF game and all I keep hearing is how many guys were hurt playing Miami. I thought the SEC was tougher than everyone?

Mighty Florida's defenese is keeping the team barely floating above murky, shark-infested waters. hUh

And that Gator QB Driskell S-u-C-K-S!

Even Florida's 2nd team QB is a Temple recurit, who switched his committment to Florida.

True Cane is Calvin.

You can't mask you stupidity. Go back to playing NCAA football with your 7 year old nephew. That is the only person you can school in X's and O's douchebag.

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