'Canes struggle at end but make great...

'Canes struggle at end but make great strides

There are 20 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 29, 2008, titled 'Canes struggle at end but make great strides. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Miami Hurricanes completed their second season under coach Randy Shannon much the same way it did the first year.

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Court Jester

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Dec 29, 2008
In the end a young team made young mistakes. But it was a good year and wh should be able to improve next year. I do think that Coach Shannon needs to pick one QB to lead the way no matter what happens with Marve. We now have to concentrate on getting a top ten recruiting class to bild on last years class.
mmp

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Dec 29, 2008
awful, completely awful. he doesnt start off 6-0 next yr and hes history. IS HE ALREADY MAKING EXUSES FOR WHY WE WONT WIN IT ALL NEXT YR?!!!! this the u- we contend for natl championships , not acc championships...WHAT A PATHETIC JOKE. butch davis' first class under probation would kill these guys. we are miserable. thanks donna! oh and thanks for demolishing the OB. i missed 3 games from 87 to 07 at the OB- i havent nor will i go to dolfin stadium...its home righ?- WRONG!!
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Dec 29, 2008
Where are all the UM fans that were saying that UM will become the best team in the State of Florida by next year? That the gators where and would be even worse after this year? That UM would dominate the state next year?????
PhinPhan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Dec 29, 2008
Shannon has to be positive, but I don't. The Canes are still way behind schedule. Cal ran all over us just like Ga Tech did. I don't feel like the progress they made is as significant as Shannon is portraying. That's just how I see it. It is good that the program is more disciplined, but everyone still looks at UM as a bunch of thugs anyway. I'd rather win more games.
Klato

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#5 Dec 29, 2008
GREAT STRIDES????? A putrid offense, pourous defense, no skill wideouts, severely overrated QB's and horrendous coaching. You blow, Shandell.
Torture

Louisville, KY

#6 Dec 29, 2008
The Canes are in good position to have a great season next year. The talented youth and inexperience was so obvious during the game in key situations on both sides of the ball, but the upside is great for next season. If Coach Shannon is able to put together another great recruiting class and pair it with the returning players, the foundation will be re-enforced to see the return of dominant Cane Football. Go Canes
Hugh Jorgan

Fernandina Beach, FL

#7 Dec 29, 2008
Shannon might be a great DC and recruiter, but as a head coach, he has no clue. ALways blaming players and NEVER accepting responsibility for ANY of his teams failures. The O-line regressed, the D was horrible, and 7-6 got Coker fired.
Hugh Jorgan

Fernandina Beach, FL

#8 Dec 29, 2008
Shandel, stop with this Man crush you have for Shannon. He continued to put Cook, Reddick, Davis on the field even though they are the most horrendous tacklers ever. The D didn't improve, the O regressed, and Shannon is clueless as far as time management goes. Stop licking his butt.
scotgif

United States

#9 Dec 29, 2008
Just wondering why the horrible clock mismanagement in the Cal game was not even approached in this article. IMO this program is being held back by the lack of coaching.

RS continues to make crucial gameday strategic mistakes. He seemingly refuses to take contral of his team, by not holding his assistants accountable (Nix). I hear lots of complaints about Nix, and I totally agree, but the buck stops with the Head Coach.

Obviously RS must agree with the type of offense that Nix is trying to instill (which I have no idea what the offensive identity is), or he would change it. You can blame Nix all you want, but his boss is responsible for what he is doing. Obviously, RS is fins with how things are going on offense, or he would have made changes.
6Skreet Scholar

Miami, FL

#10 Dec 29, 2008
It is becoming clearer that our biggest deficit is coaching. First, and foremost, the offense is unimaginative and predictable. Randy, please take a chance on hiring a replacement for Nix. Nix has proven that he can only take Jacory so far (which isn't far enough to keep your head coach job after next season).

Also, can someone please explain why when California had 4th and 1 and were lined up to kick a rushed 47 yard field goal on a soft field, why did WE call a time out? All we did was give them more time to come up with a play to get the first down and an eventual touchdown. That was probably one of the more dumber calls I have seen made in competitive sports in a while.

Finally, how Randy Shannon can have a reputation as a defensive genius yet our defense continues to give up 200 yards rushing is totally beyond me. I have confidence the players are going to do their part, but we should hold coaches to the same no nonsense standard.
Did Not Bang Casey

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Dec 29, 2008
Shannon is a pathetic joke of a HC, he's awful period! He's beyond lost most of the time. He was an okay DC and only recruits well because of one very obvious thing. No way in bleeping you know what is the U going to get back to playing for titles with Randy Shannon as the HC. He was a cheap hire to save $$. The ACC is weak now and there for the taking. Shannon will never win the ACC, much less the MNC. Why is the U putting up with this fraud?? Pony up and go get a REAL HC, Shannon must go!
george 44

Hialeah, FL

#12 Dec 29, 2008
Robert wrote:
Where are all the UM fans that were saying that UM will become the best team in the State of Florida by next year? That the gators where and would be even worse after this year? That UM would dominate the state next year?????
hey Bobby, kiss my kiester and shut the h*e*l*l up please
george 44

Hialeah, FL

#13 Dec 29, 2008
Did Not Bang Casey wrote:
Shannon is a pathetic joke of a HC, he's awful period! He's beyond lost most of the time. He was an okay DC and only recruits well because of one very obvious thing. No way in bleeping you know what is the U going to get back to playing for titles with Randy Shannon as the HC. He was a cheap hire to save $$. The ACC is weak now and there for the taking. Shannon will never win the ACC, much less the MNC. Why is the U putting up with this fraud?? Pony up and go get a REAL HC, Shannon must go!
i hate to agree with you, but ur 100% right on...i take Larry Joker any day now, I mean Coker...
Dewey

Atlanta, GA

#14 Dec 30, 2008
Until the 'Canes win the ACC and get a BCS bowl game, there really is no reason claim that they are a first class football program. If you cannot win the ACC, you are just a second-rate program.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Dec 30, 2008
george 44 wrote:
<quoted text>hey Bobby, kiss my kiester and shut the h*e*l*l up please
Nah, you can kiss mine, your team still sucks and will suck even more next year. Good luck on your wishful thinking.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Dec 30, 2008
Dewey wrote:
Until the 'Canes win the ACC and get a BCS bowl game, there really is no reason claim that they are a first class football program. If you cannot win the ACC, you are just a second-rate program.
Exactly my point. All UM fans have this delusion of grandeur and can't see that their team is so far out of National Title competition conversations it ridiculous. Get a real head coach and get some real players.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Dec 30, 2008
Uhh-Ohh, the wheels are coming off now, bye bye Robert Marve. Yeah... Go Canes, haha
george 44

Hialeah, FL

#18 Dec 31, 2008
Robert wrote:
Uhh-Ohh, the wheels are coming off now, bye bye Robert Marve. Yeah... Go Canes, haha
kiss my kiester u h*0*m*m**0
laugh now cry later...always turns out with little kids like urself
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jan 5, 2009
george 44 wrote:
<quoted text>kiss my kiester u h*0*m*m**0
laugh now cry later...always turns out with little kids like urself
HAHAHA, yeah, in the meantime, you keep crying over your sorry ass team.
george 44

Hialeah, FL

#20 Jan 7, 2009
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>
HAHAHA, yeah, in the meantime, you keep crying over your sorry **** team.
shut up little woman go kiss your boyfriend please...

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