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Dorsett will miss 4-6 weeks with partial MCL tear; Duke, Rodgers injuries not serious

First the bad news: Hurricanes coach Al Golden said receiver Phillip Dorsett has a slight or partial tear of his MCL and it's a 4-6 week injury.

The good news? He could be back for the end of the season and none of the other injuries sustained in Thursday night's win -- running back Duke Johnson or safety Kacy Rodgers -- appears to be serious. In fact, both could be back by the Wake Forest game.

"Last night it did not look good," Golden said of Dorsett's injury. "We're all relieved and I know he is. We're all disappointed, but he'll go through the adversity and be back. Certainly it could have been far worse."

Rodgers, who injured his ankle in the first quarter, is going to be monitored in the next 72 hours. But Golden said it looks like Rodgers will be okay. "I think the nine days off will help," Golden said.

Golden said Johnson was taken out of the game by doctors after taking a knee to the helmet and because of his history with migraines.

"He looked very good today, very positive today watching film," Golden said. "We're still evaluating him whether it was a blow that triggered a migraine reaction or a level 1 concussion. We're evalauting that. Because of the time that we have and the way our doctors reacted, it was great and did not cause any additional injury."

> Golden said safeties Rayshawn Jenkins and Deon Bush "both had deep thigh contusions, but they're both good today."

> Golden also said receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) has been cleared and fullback Walter Tucker (ankle) will be fine to go for the Wake Forest game.

"I think he's going to give us a huge, huge lift here," Golden said of Scott. "I'm excited about what Rashawn can give us. He had a great spring for us."

> Asked if he gave any thought to pulling a struggling Stephen Morris on Thursday night Golden emphatically answered me: "No. No."

Did Morris convince him to stay in the game?

"He didn't need to convince me," Golden said. "I saw him in the huddle there at the end, those last couple drives. I saw that look going into that last huddle. He had command of that huddle. I actually left the huddle because of it. He was talking to those guys. I knew James did a great job settling him down, saying okay these are the 3 or 4 routes we're going to run. He felt comfortable with it. They were doing some things that obviously caused him some difficulty in addition to what he was battling physically. James got him settled down, which I thought was awesome He threw those last three or four balls with great confidence and rhythm and timing. Obviously, it was the difference in the game. You have to trust your gut in those [instances]. There's no question Ryan Williams can win games for us and is really improved and we're excited about Ryan. But this was Stephen's time and I just felt he was going to lead us to victory certainly at that point, given that environment and where we were, 91 yards away. Stephen was the guy who was going to give us a chance to win."

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Clemson barely beat Georgia(3 losses) by 3
Almost lost at home to Boston College -last week
and beat, Syracuse, So Carolina STATE, ncst and wake.

WHY WAS CLEMSON #3? For beating a 3 loss Georgia team.

PRE SEASON POLL

CLEMSON WAS OVERRATED

Posted by: Jim Gallo | October 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Substitute UF for FSU and we've heard it all before.


Sarasota Cane. BAYLOR HAS BEAT NO ONE heres their schedule. NO ONE
Sat, Aug 31 vs

Wofford
W
69-3
1-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 7 vs

Buffalo
W
70-13
2-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 21 vs

LA-Monroe
W
70-7
3-0 (0-0)
Sat, Oct 5 vs

West Virginia
W
73-42
4-0 (1-0)
Sat, Oct 12 @

Kansas State
W
35-25
5-0 (2-0)
Sat, Oct 19 vs

Iowa State
W
71-7

Shut your face gallo! Your nothing but a f@t f00L. Not one person on this blog believes your a UM fan. So why don't you go back to your fsu blog and spew your trash there. Because no ones but it here c0ward!

MY polls. Mizzou jumps 8 spots and Baylor but
1. Ala
2. FSU(Might past Oregon who has beat no one)
3. Oregon
4. Ohio St
5. Miami.
6 Missouri
7 Baylor

5 top 10 teams LOST

Shut your face gallo! Your nothing but a f@t f00L. Not one person on this blog believes your a UM fan. So why don't you go back to your fsu blog and spew your trash there. Because no ones buying it here c0ward!

the quicker golden and dnofrio are exposed for what they really are......which is mediocre at best....the better UM will be in the long run.....fire all of them and get a real coach that is UM brand material.....

why is coley also struggling?...how could that be against bottom feeder schools?.....

if UM was playing fsu tonight with the type of performance against a last place costal divison (what a joke) tier....the score would be 63-0

OREGON has beat no one.......Washington is now 4-3 no other team is near being ranked. OVERRATED

Gallo is paid by UF to sit on the UM blog and just write negative crap day and night. Seriously, what else could it be?
I mean I guess he could be like a "crank caller" or flasher or some other kind of degenerate that does shyt to get a reaction.

Hold that "L" up high "G" Man, you earned it!!

Go 'canes!

I wouldn't compare Winston to Morris. Winston is making Cam Newton championship game throws since his first game. He is unique, talented, and a Seminole.

Stephen is a fighter, a winner like Al says, and more importantly a []_[]Hurricane. And although he had a rough game, I'm glad he's on our squad. That kid has been nails since he stepped on the field against Maryland 2 years ago and almost brought us back. I had my WTF moments during the game on Thursday, but it takes more than a bad game for me to give up on the kid.

please we are pathetic....5-0 is an insult to the brand against who we played.....

THIS IS A SENIOR UM TEAM.....THERE IS NO MORE SIZE OR EXPERIENCE THAN THIS TEAM AND ALMOST LOST TO A LAST PLACE COASTAL DIVISION TEAM......

how can a senior QB (morris) with all his experience and time under center get his clock cleaned via performance compared to a freshman QB (fsu).....

coleys inexperience is showing....dnofrio is a disaster and golden is riding the wave until e is made accountable......

you will all see...stay tuned

Posted by: Dom | October 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Possibly, but it's all about WF at home next weekend. Hopefully we pack the house and show those kids some love.

Go to |-|eLL Gallo! All you do is talk a tough game on here but anyone who reads this blog knows U ain't $|-|it! Go back to your own blog f@t m@m! No real UM fan wants you on here c0w@rd!

Jim don't ever say "we" again when referring to the Miami Hurricanes.

Only semi relevant point made by Gallo is that our coaching is in my words, "developing"
I see our talent on par with Bama. But the difference is coaching excellence. Things just flat out click when they play while we are so up and down. And it's been that way for a while.

Next week for instance will we look as dominant against a lessor WF team as FSU is looking tonight? I hope so but I'm doubtful as our coaches just don't seem developed enough to get this team to execute all the time. And trust me I believe Golden is much better than our two previous coaches. But our staff is just now getting big game experience under their belt. The UF game was their first successful effort now the game against FSU will test their development again. Go Canes!

don't worry green pea (nick)......golden/dnofrio are freaking out now.....they have no answer for fsu.....

current cry baby injuries just exacerbate the situation.....fsu in doak campbell will completely do a number in both the score and the confidence of UM....

35-0 at a minimum....UM gets crushed

This is a result of self imposing two bowl bans and missing an ACC champ game which would have been another big game setting. We must show excellence in all 3 areas of play next week. Gotta give FSU something to think about. Or maybe they'll be overconfident after this performance?

Now you're just being irrational. I tried to give you some credit for constructive criticism on the coaches. But saying Canes get beat 35-0 shows you're just being provocative.

well there you have it.....the best brand in ncaa football and we have coaches that are "growing"

cant make the money excuse anymore...UM pays now......

only "bill belichick" type coaches need apply....how do we go from jimmy j and sonny lubick to golden/dnofrio.....

Gallo is a f00l everyone. There's nothing he says that's at all accurate when it evolves Um football because "news alert"! He's not a UM fan! No one really knows who he's a fan of, maybe it's the gators, maybe fsu or more likely anyone who has the guts play UM every year unlike the gators. One thing I can tell you all about Gallo is that he's a c0w@rd! Period!

why...canes are nowhere near the talent of Clemson....are you kidding me.....the score can be as high at 47-0

Clemson never gets beat like that at home...NEVER...

FSU is the #1 team in BCS....after watching tonight

Posted by: Dom | October 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Just win baby.

Ranking won't matter. We control our destiny Dom.

Miami will beat FSU twice this year. Miami rushing attack will ware down FSU defense and neutralize the number of times FSU offense will have the football. I'm sure James Cooley is well prepared for FSU..This game will work with Morris strength since he likes the long ball. With man to man coverage He will be able to take some shots. Just not every play.

your in dream world.....fsu crushed Clemson 51-14 AT Clemson and you actually believe UM will beat fsu at doak campbell stadium with morris crying like a b i t...ch?

you need to quit school and save your parents money....

Well, I've learned two things tonight...First, Florida State may be the best team in the country. Secondly, Gallo is the scarecrow from the original Wizard of Oz...if he only had a brain!

63-0 fsu.....my prediction

We are taking over this blog because we're tired of posting on our blog. have to admit it gets boring posting where everyone agrees on everything.

F(_)

Gallo is a Gator. Eat some ICE.

My prediction fsu70 gators10 at the sinkhole

JUST WATCHED FSU AND CLEMSON AND HERE IS MY HONEST OPINION ON CANES VS SEMINOLES: WE WILL MEET TWICE DUE TO THE CLEMSON LOST. WE BOTH SHOULD BE UNDEFEATED WHEN WE MEET. FSU WILL WIN THE FIRST MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CANES NOT BEING CAPABLE OF BEATING THEM(THEY ARE MORE THAN CAPABLE). THE PROBLEM LIES WITH THE TWO COACHING STAFFS AND FSU IS WAY AHEAD OF OURS THEY KNOW HOW TO USE THEIR TALENT PROPERLY AND WE DON'T. THE GAME IN TALLAHASSEE WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE PLAYERS FROM THE U WILL SHOW UP AND PLAY WELL ENOUGH TO WIN BUT ON DEFENSE UNLESS DUNNO CALLS AN AGGRESSIVE/ MAN /MAN BLITZING PACKAGE THAN WINSTON WILL PICK US APART AT SOME POINT. I SEE THE SCORE FSU 38 CANES 34 ONLY BECAUSE OF BAD COACHING MOVES ON OUR PART. WE WILL MEET THEM AGAIN IN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP AND FINALLY BEAT THEM BECAUSE GOLDEN AND THE STAFF WILL FINALLY REALIZE WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE. CANES END UP ACC CHAMPIONS UNLESS FSU HAS A CHANCE TO BE NC THEN WE LOSE THAT ONE TOO BY A CLOSE MARGIN..BEST CHANCE FOR US IS TO WIN GO 8-0 AND GO ON TO WIN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP. WE HAVE THE TALENT TO MATCH BUT OUR COACHING HAS TO IMPROVE OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO GET THE PLAYERS UP TO PLAY FSU BUT TO WIN WE WILL NEED COACHING HELP. GO CANES!!

If the score is 38-34 when they play it won't be considered bad coaching. And this squad has to pick their battles when they blitz or it will have the same effect as not blitzing at all.

After watching fsu tonight physically they just looked bigger and stronger than Clemson kind of how we used to look but this year from a pure talent/size/speed stand point I feel we match up with fsu but my fear is coaching I'm not confident we match them there. The fsu 3-4 is the exact scheme we should play since this staff is bent on making us 3-4 because with our athletes let them man up and play tight press man coverage most of the time not this bs soft zone that frankly has to much thinking involved worrying about your zone that y have blown coverages and guys running into each other. Maybe because he's from temple where he didnt have the athletes to play pressman but now he has athletes comparable to any squad in the country and the best way to use that is by playing tight press man I really really wish I could ask dno why we play so much soft zone

We barely beat a bad 1-5 UNC team in the final 20 seconds, then almost give up a final 35 yard Hail Mary in the endzone at the gun and we will likely move up from #10 to Top-5 ? Don't get me wrong guys, but College Football, overall stinks other than those Top-3 Teams. Coach Golden must be living right or has somehow aligned the stars. Unreal. I'll take it, but unreal. One thing this team doesn't do that the Cane teams have under Coker in Shannon from 2004-2010 is they don't quit. And play with a little less, outward silly swag (5 yeard catch and then dance or tackle 20 yards downfield and celebrate over a guy), put quiet confidence. Kinda Penn Statesque. Which I kida like.

Two things, all these "targeting" calls and kicking kids out is going to ruin College Football. Watched like 7 kids get tossed for hits to the upper chest and shoulders that snaps heads back without ANY initial helmet to helmet contact whatsoever. Football puzzified. Also, Injuries. Man there are a ton of big injuries to many teams. I tell you, when Duke and Dorsett were out (safetys too), we were a completely different team and it took all game to adjust. Yes the backup RB did good, but can you imagine losing a Duke, Dorsett, Coley, Morris, Perryman for extended time? Yeah, no excuses, but the "reason" why so many good programs are struggling this year is injuries and the lack of ready quality depth. Knocking on wood that we stay healthy.

6-0 Top-5 ? Unreal.

Dream one week at a time.

Morris should sit out the Wake forest game to get healthy, if U cant see that then u need to shut up, Morris with 2 legs is just ok, Morris with 1 leg is just right down awful, I am sick and tired of Came fans saying he can hit the deep ball>>>CAN HE DO ANYTHING ELSE, CAN HE RUN A OFFENSE LIKE WINSTON SPREADING THE BALL AROUND TO EVERYBODY>>>>>NO, He left a perfect pocket the other night and THREW A PASS THAT WAS NO WHERE CLOSE, I am a Big fan of Golden but he has had plenty of chances to sit Morris when we played USF.It was a perfect time to get Morris Healthy and let the back up get some playing time...Golden has made his first mistake of not getting Morris Healthy, Been a Cane fan over thirty years and when U play weak teams and U have a hurt QB that is when you get him healthy....Golden is great and building something special but if we cant beat a USF team with a back up QB then we need to be shut down....IF HE DOES NOT SIT MORRIS THIS WEEK BEFORE THE FL ST GAME AND MORRIS GETS KNOCKED OUT AGAIN OR HURTS IT MORE>>> THEN WHAT, Morris with 2 legs is just like Harris>>> ONLY KNOWS THE DEEP BALL....Morris with one leg IS PATHETIC, before he hurt his leg he would still throw the ball over receivers head 10 feet>>>> IT AINT NOTHING NEW

Great team win the other night because they fought and did not give up, But poor coaching caused it to be close...Morris threw the ball only 3 times on a 91 yard drive, if our back up cant do that we in trouble in the future...IF Ryan Williams WOULD HAVE STARTED don't tell me he cant go in there and did what Morris did.....ONCE AGAIN I HAVE BEEN A CANE FAN FOR OVER 30 YRS......LISTEN TO ME MORRIS IS GOING OVER TO CANADA JUST LIKE HARRIS>>>> BOTH RANDY'S RECRUITS....HOW MANY TIMES HAVE U SEEN MORRIS GET RID OF THE BALL TO AVOID A SACK OR INTERCEPTION>>>>>> MAYBE ONCE

Hey at least Morris can through it deep>>>> CANT BE A GOOD QB IF YOUR KNOWN FOR ONLY ABLE TO THROW IT DEEP.....WAKE UP CANE FANS.....THIS TEAM NEEDS A BALL CONTROL QB, HE HAS 8 INTERCEPTIONS AGAINST WEAK TEAMS, AND HE HAS NOT FINISHED ALL THE GAMES OR IT WOULD BE MORE......SIT HIS ASS AND MAKE HIM LEARN, HE IS A SR THAT ALMOST COST THIS TEAM A LOST AGAINST A TEAM THAT HAS WON ONE TIME

Winston was better than the hype: Clemson was exposed again, just like in 2000-01. Canes aren't getting a lot of love from anyone in the national media, so that's good. Let's just make sure that we wake up next Sunday morning 7-0. Go Canes!

When he plays smart, Morris is a really good qb. I love the kid. He got burned a few times trying to do the impossible in Chapel Hill. He can't be the star on this team. Our Canes already have an abundance of play makers. Let our opponents defend against them. The game lasts for 60 minutes and that's the Canes advantage. We can beat anyone, but ourselves.

Man....Missouri really buthurt gallo.....we may have to play fsu twice this year(the best team in the country). They are not perfect though,they were held to field goals on several occasions. We always play them tough in Tallahassee. It will only help our sos. Any team can be beat,well unless the gators are playing them. Believe it or not im more worried about pitt....lets hope that will be a noon game . Its gonna be cold up there if its a night game.
Sit duke and morris for health reasons for wake and lets give fsu hell. If we run the table and play fsu twice and beat them both times we will be sitting pretty. I think fsu could beat bama from watching them play. Beat them twice and we may be playing in the NC game. Delusionalcane was right all along and he thought he was being sarcastic ...lmao. Gotta fix those ints though. Run our rbs down their throats and fsu is going down just like the gators.

Mimai will notget love just like in 2000. The ESPN and media hype for the seamenholes followed by their hatred for Miami will put Mizzou above Miami and maybe even Baylor. Remember in 2000 #2 UM beat #1 FSU. Both had very similar schedules and FSU was placed ahead of Miami by decimal points why? bc the voters hated us and doosh bag hound dog Bobby Bowden finagled votes for the BCS. UM would have destroyed Oklahoma bc Um had a more well rounded attack. FSU was pass happy.

1-Bama - cant argue wit that...yet
2-Oregon
3-FSU
4-OSU
5-Mizzou-Beat UGA AND UF back to back. Props
6-UM
7-BAylor (closing fast)
DOnt know and dont care about the rest


FSU is good. Best Ive seen since 99. Donofrio should take that game and study it. Clemson gave Jameis the typical Jimbo Fisher bubble screens in the flats (thats his signature). Linebackers need to be put in a position to tackle in space and stop the YACs. NO turnovers and time of possession. I take back what I said before about blitzing Winston- he will kill us- he has too many weapons to go man-on-man down field. The key will be linebackers and our TOP. OUR RUNNING GAME MUST BE ON!!!!!!!! to be FSU. Only way. Clemson was exposed big time- Been ranked top 5, top 10 over and over and over almost every year- BUSTS all time.

Miami is 6-0. Dont care who weve played. Its d-1. Bama plays Ga State and Citadel or something. Gimme a break. Everyone plays. Problem is the SEC has been overhyped to no end. USouthCarolina- overhyped. Blah blah

Go Canes

F-U Gallo

We have Wake next and ONLY Wake. NOT FSU, NOT VT, we MUST stick to the one game at a time mentality. We have to get better at our short game, and also blitz packages, and Morris NEEDS TO SIT if possible against Wake to get him fully healed. We just need to stay focused on the game in front of us.

Very classy 9>5>2, shows you are not a homer when you can recognize other teams playing well, Missouri beat a weaker uf team than we did, but they still beat them bad, deserve to move up.

Baylor has basically faced savannah state 7 times, they still have to show more against a good team. But winning counts, and those two and three loss teams don't deserve to stay ahead of Baylor.

Is this the first time four teams from the same conference in the top 15 and five from the same conference in the top 25 have choked on the same day? Proud record for the sec, LOL!

Gallo.......gaaaaaallllooooooo.....where for art thou gallo? Have been looking all over for U today.

Gallo , where is that casualty list with the gators at the bottom? Been waiting on that since week 2!

Wonder how Alex Collins is feeling today after a 52-0 beatdoen last night? His mama prolly called him to remind him The U is in the Top 10 and soon to shock the world at FSU in a few weeks.

arkansas' linebackers are poorly coached.

Yup, Gallo just needed to vent after his Gators got crushed.

What a sad guy he must be, I hate to say I'd like him to go through with it but honestly he doesn't have much going on and it would make this blog much nicer.

Dnofrio will get crushed by jimbo fisher......he was 38/35 rushing-passing plays...a perfect strategy that clemson could not deal with.....they were confused the WHOLE game.....

fisher was always the play calller at fsu...not coley and it shows.

winston-o'leary - green - shaw - Benjamin will have a field day with UM.....444 yards for winston (incredible).....fsu defense can go against alabama and i see them as #1 since alabama defense is outgunned against fsu offense...

#1 - fsu
#2 - alabama
#3 - oregon

UM linebackers are in for a LONG day....did u see o'leary bull down that outside linebacker?

dnofrios "vanilla" defense will get crushed......the fraud will finally be exposed that these guys are weak.....only can make a name for themselves if the opposition is either in last place of 1-4 win/loss


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