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November 06, 2010

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NativeCane

SS- Pic with Seantrel holding Morris in air worth a million

They vowed they wouldn't put the balance of this game on the shoulders of their true freshman quarterback.

Yet there was Stephen Morris, in his first college start, with the outcome in his hands and the end zone 82 yards away.

Minutes later, having breathed life back into the Hurricanes' season, he'd be on the bench with an oxygen mask, his chest heaving from the celebration.

Morris' 35-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson with 37 seconds left Saturday lifted Miami to a 26-20 win against Maryland at Sun Life Stadium.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-maryland-gamer-1107-20101106,0,2148684.story

"I was just trying to get first downs, trying to keep the chains moving," Miller said. "Coach told me on the sidelines not to try to make a home run, just take what they give me."

Miller took more than Maryland had in mind. He finished with 125 yards rushing, a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-maryland-sidebar-1107-2-20101106,0,2189942.story

Steve

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2010/11/the-debate-over-morris-and-harris.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sports%2Fumweblog+%28UM+Hurricanes+%7C+Sun-Sentinel+Blogs%29

more:

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2010/11/defense-clamps-down-when-necessary.html

NativeCane

PBP

He won a college football game for the desperate Miami Hurricanes against Maryland on a brisk Saturday afternoon in Sun Life Stadium.

And it's time for the 'Canes to give him the reins as their starting quarterback for the remainder of this season.

Oh, sure, it would create a controversy, because Morris is a freshman with precious little experience while Harris is a junior with plenty.

Really, though, so what?

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/commentary-stephen-morris-should-remain-as-university-of-1027311.html

"You're about to get me fined," Shannon said when asked about the call against Spence. "They said it was a face mask. You have to live with it."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/freshman-lamar-miller-runs-for-127-yards-an-1027046.html

University of Miami coach Randy Shannon met with Stephen Morris last week and gave the first-year quarterback the following advice: Don't try to be a hero on Saturday against Maryland and just "manage the game."

Morris didn't follow orders. But it was no freshman mistake

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/um-believable-freshman-stephen-morris-td-pass-with-1026939.html

NativeCane

U

Good Stuff

http://theufootball.com/

NavyCane4Life

Hey everyone, its been a long while since I last posted. I just want to say I love the way Stephen Morris managed the game and moved in the pocket. He made good quick decisions to run or stay in the pocket. He made a couple freshmen mistakes, but he led his recievers on all passes for YAC. I have a question, does anyone know who we are recruiting as a QB for the 2011 class. I know Teddy Bridgewater, but I really do not want to recruit another tiny qb like Jacory! I think Bridgewater goes 6 ft 175lbs, a bean pole. I want someone taller with more size to take hits. I'm tired of the short small qb's we have been recruiting. I'll be at the GT game this weekend sitting in Sec212 Row23 Seat 12 with some family. Hope to see some of you there.

NavyCane4Life

Ok, I've just looked at Scout.com and it has Teddy Bridgewater listed as 6-3 and 195. Is that realistic? Anyone actually seen him play and is that legit?

mi@mic@ne

Stephen Morris was picked by Whipple because he has the tools to do what Whipple wants done. We cant depend on the d to keep the opponent out of the endzone or give up field position so that we get pinned back in our own side of the field. The truth is that the young guys had most of the o production in this game.

Its time for Shannon to put his time in the d side of the ball and let Whipple control the o and the players that play. Whipple will not allow us to play slackers .. runners that jump around and get caught at the line of scrimmage... and receivers that drop the ball.
Also let Whipple oversee the ST. Maybe these things will change with a little of the Whips magic. I saw the new attitude and ability that i am fimilar with as a cane fan for 30 yrs... It was from a coach who understands quality and who knows who will perform to his level of success. Give the guy who picked the pro style qb who made the plays when it counted... give the Whip more control. We will have success. Dont tamper with the old losing decisions.

WindyCane1

I have seen Bridgewater up close and he is bigger than J12, has a stronger arm and he is as fast and atletic as a WR. J12 is the skinniest QB I have seen at the U and that includes Dorsey and Walsh.

Watching J12 on the sideline, is not a focused, team-oriented guy but seems a little self-consumed and immature. J12 does not chat with his teammates or coaches as much as other QBs when he is on the sidelines. Everything he has said to the media has been about him rather than his teammates and coaches who want to win the ACC. He even turns his back to his teammates and coaches when on the sidelines.

I lost my respect for J12 slowly toward the end of last year, as he continued to digress and become self-absorbed. But his reaction immediately after the OSU game was to walk up to the guy that had out-played him (Pryor) and whisper words of encouragement in his ear while the cameras were there. Pryor looked at J12 as if to say WTF is this guy doing? Strange guy - he certainly can't consider himself worthy of giving me, T Pryor, any advice about anything after costing his team. J12 was the reason the Canes lost the OSU game while TP was the reason OSU won. Surely, J12 needs to be upset with his performance not concerned about doling out advice to QBs that are better.

That is when I knew that J12 is not properly focused or centered and had doubts about his desire and understanding to do what it takes to win a championship.

Morris has more upside and so does bridgewater. Let's turn the page on the J12 chapter.

mi@mic@ne

If Jh gets in a situation where he has a d player with a head on shot he may get another stinger. There were a few plays where Morris avoided ...direct hits ... that would have been tough on Jh with his head injury. JMO.

SOUP

Back in the saddle, new blog at noon.

canechic

“Fame is an illusive thing / here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.” ~ Henry Miller


I truly wish Jacory would have gone to Oregon. I know it is crazy but I am on the kids side and I want them to win in life.

CGNC

Good morning!

canechic

I don't mind if they get a kick swift in the @ss every now and again cuz they need it. I just think we are to quick to pick up on the new girl in town.....remember when Jacory was the new girl in town?

canechic

meant swift kick

mi@mic@ne

The best kind of o formation for Jh is shot gun.... A spread formation. For Morris is pro set. I am not anti JH. Just want Whipple to make that call. He prove to me he knows what he is doing by that o performance yesterday... 500 yrs of o. When Morris gets more of the play book it can only get better with that cannon he has.

CGNC

WGT22 - LOL that article was upbeat. If they played like that every game it would be true. But there always seems to be the "let down" game. I always want them to win but I don't get too excited because they cannot seem to string together any consistency. We definitely played better against Maryland than we did against Virginia, no doubt.

CGNC

and by "let down" game it is not THAT they lost, it is HOW they lost (FSU, Virginia)

NavyCane4Life

CGNC,
Are you going to the GT game this year?

CGNC

Navy - no. The only game I will go to is the ACC Championship game if they make it

mi@mic@ne

Think about this... hes got to be the first true freshman as a Cane to put up these quality numbers. This kid has three more yrs. He could be a number one draft pick. I think Kosar had an almost perfect season ... when we won the championship.. he was a red shirt freshman. Whipple has done a superb job with the young and talented o line and a freshman qb. I dont recall having this kind of success with other o coordinators. Its our d that is not up to Cane standards.

Although the d backs actually rotated yesterday and came up when the run was obvious. They need to run support because of the injuries.

NavyCane4Life

Our D only gave up 13 points yesterday, I thought they played great. Also, got screwed on the fumble recovery for TD in 4th quarter didnt help. The only bad games they played was FSU and Virginia.

mi@mic@ne

They caved on the 7 play drive in the first half.Two runs for 20 yds and then the 30 yd td pass.Thats not what we are about.

USAFCane

I would caution against Morris bee the saviour. Wright, Freeman, Marev and Harris have been the saviour. Let Morris play and see what happens.

Shannon announcing JH starter when fit is another bonehead call. If Morris goes and beats GT and Shannon puts JH in against VT he'll surely lose what's left of the team still with him. The players know better then any of us who should play and it will be interesting to see how they react if JH walks back on field unchallenged.

If JH starts, let Morris have his day in the sun by letting him talk to the press.

mi@mic@ne

The d does not have the same motivation as the o.. they got to break things and smack people around... someones got to get these guys playing with some passion... every week.

solarcane

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CGNC

I did think of this: what if Harris and Spence got in alot of trouble for that pony-spanking at the UNC game? Could explain why so flat against Virginia. But then again that does not explain the other games over the past few seasons we have lost basically the same way

NativeCane

Did you ever notice the chop is with the rite hand... looks like they are saying wide rite ... wide rite when they do the chop LMAO

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 06, 2010 at 08:09 PM

It just occurred to me the Tomahawk chop is done right handed and with 50,000 FSU fans tends to pull the air in Dork Campbell Stadium to the right causing a counter clockwise motion which leads to wide rights........Right?

Go Canes!!!

USAFCane

How good are the BSU and TCU HC? Is their talent better then Miami's? Are their schedule that much weaker, if at all? What would Miami's record be with one of them at the helm?

SOUP

477

Old Skool

Native
LOL

mi@mic@ne

These guys know what they are doing... top ten every yr.. a couple of tough opponents... i am for going back to the big easy and playing some quality opponents outside of conference... the ACC has been a disaster in my opinion. They seem to be obsessed in keeping us from celebrating and dominating in games with all of the focus on our side of the ball. ACC is anti Canes.

NavyCane4Life

I would like to see BSU and TCU play in the ACC. I would bet atleast 2 losses by both teams. If VT played BSU again I think they win. I believe the ACC has more talent than the WAC and MWC.

mi@mic@ne

ACC... Anti Canes Conference

USAFCane

BSU and TCU stroll the ACC, though it is better then above mentioned conferences.

mi@mic@ne

BSU d would get clobbered in ACC. The o would do good.

mi@mic@ne

Posted by: NativeCane | November 07, 2010 at 09:47 AM

Moral of the story.. use both hands when you chop... LMAO

canesteeler

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MassivCane

Can someone tell me about M17 and his sideline demeanor? Was he with his team, was he talking with the o-line and receivers. I had to muss the game but I was curious about that and I didn't see any comments about thy online. Did I also hear correctly that Shannon was pizzed on the sidelines yesterday?

solarcane

SJMAM
Here is some insight for you my well meaning but misguided friend.
And this isn't personal either it's just to get you up to speed.


When the concept of this blog was being discussed by 86Cane and I, we went over a lot of things we didn't want to happen.

Long before it actually became Canespace,
We went over ways to prevent a few issues that a lot of blogs had.

It wasn't going to be a homer blog that catered to one sided articles and comments.
It wasn't going to tolerate bullying, racist comments, and things of that nature.

86Cane ask me to help him.
I told him I would be glad to write an article now and then.
I would monitor the blog in his absence to keep the trolls and trouble makers out.

I would take the devil's advocate roll whenever the blog was going pro homer, or was getting stale.
Perhaps this is why you perceive me as a negative person?
That would mean I'm doing my job on here to get the homers to realize we aren't real good right now.
I don't really pay attention to how you blog or what your personal mindset might be so I can't say your negative or positive in your everyday life.
You seem to have the ability to conclude what a person's characteristics are in their everyday life by how he or she writes on a blog.
Like I told another blogger on here one time, don't take blogging to serious.
This is like having a piece of cake, or a cold beer, it shouldn't make a difference in your real life.
This isn't nearly as important as some peoplemake it.
I'm taking time to make a full reply because I respect that you took time to single out my short comings feel it is your duty to help me see things your way.

If you don't like my opinions SJMAN cool, skip reading anything I write.
I won't be offended, honest.
It isn't worth spoiling your day over.

Getting your feelings hurt and getting upset by what someone you never met wrote on a blog is kind of immature wouldn't you agree?

Didn't you come on and make comments about something soup and I said a couple weeks ago? This latest jab seems familiar to me.
I can't remember what the subject was because it didn't make a difference to me.
It did make a difference to me you felt you needed to help me see the light.
I'm taking time now to try and clear up why I don't kiss Randy's aree.
I won't be the one that counts beating Virginia , FAMU and teams of that caliber as anything significant.

You didn't seem to think 500 yds of offense and holding the ball a complete qtr was more to do with the win than the the defense playing pretty well, and that's OK with me, that's how you saw it,and actually I don't care what you thought won the game.

I'm not going to waste our time and other bloggers time with a Hatfield McCoy feud on here

If you need to tell me anything else feel free to write me.

gonz1320@yahoo.com

Like I said no hard feelings on my part, don't let my Negative Nancy ways spoil your day, maybe you should book the white water trip and actually see what I'm all about.

USAFCane

Think Miami has it bad? How about the longhorns?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

J12 needs a headset...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Can someone tell me about M17 and his sideline demeanor? Was he with his team, was he talking with the o-line and receivers. I had to muss the game but I was curious about that and I didn't see any comments about thy online. Did I also hear correctly that Shannon was pizzed on the sidelines yesterday?

Posted by: MassivCane | November 07, 2010 at 10:18 AM

>>>>>>>>>


Massive, THIS PICTURE SAYS IT ALL!!!


http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/um/

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

ACC... Anti Canes Conference

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 07, 2010 at 09:57 AM

>>>>>

There it is.

Sarasota 'cane

U

solarcane


Great example Capt.
The team was rallying around Morris on the sideline, not in a superficial fake brotherhood way.
But in a genuine show of confidence in him. them.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

How good are the BSU and TCU HC? Is their talent better then Miami's? Are their schedule that much weaker, if at all? What would Miami's record be with one of them at the helm?

Posted by: USAFCane | November 07, 2010 at 09:49 AM

>>>>>>>>>>>

We'd be lights out with Petersen's staff and our talent. Patterson's probably as well.

I've been a big RS supporter for a while but it's becoming clear that he has really missed the boat on how to get the most out of his players. It's baffling because he's such a Cane, knows it, knows what it's supposed to look and sound like. But maybe it all went over his head while he was focused on the Xs and Os.

He has the Xs and Os down pat but he's really almost clueless almost the heart and mental intensity part. Part of the problem I think is that he doesn't embrace the passion and intensity of the Hurricane Football tradition. He cuts the connection instead of using it to motivate. He thinks it will add to much pressure to the kids BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT.

It's just like raising kids. If a parent has no expectations, the kid won't either.

It's mind-boggling that he would do that, just the way Coker did it, at a school who's hallmark was HOW THEY PLAYED.

He's totally missing it and the team is not responding because they don't know which way to go. That's why they flop in the big games so often.

Morris and some others might just take it upon themselves to get back to the Old Ways. But it needs to come from the HC, esp. when the HC knows it inside and out. But he ignores it or downplays it.

Listen to his post-game pressers. You'll see a consistent de-emphasis on Hurricanes Past, which is the exact opposite of what Michael Irvin used to do, and all the others, even the 2001 teams.

It's a shame really.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I have seen Bridgewater up close and he is bigger than J12, has a stronger arm and he is as fast and atletic as a WR. J12 is the skinniest QB I have seen at the U and that includes Dorsey and Walsh.

Watching J12 on the sideline, is not a focused, team-oriented guy but seems a little self-consumed and immature. J12 does not chat with his teammates or coaches as much as other QBs when he is on the sidelines. Everything he has said to the media has been about him rather than his teammates and coaches who want to win the ACC. He even turns his back to his teammates and coaches when on the sidelines.

I lost my respect for J12 slowly toward the end of last year, as he continued to digress and become self-absorbed. But his reaction immediately after the OSU game was to walk up to the guy that had out-played him (Pryor) and whisper words of encouragement in his ear while the cameras were there. Pryor looked at J12 as if to say WTF is this guy doing? Strange guy - he certainly can't consider himself worthy of giving me, T Pryor, any advice about anything after costing his team. J12 was the reason the Canes lost the OSU game while TP was the reason OSU won. Surely, J12 needs to be upset with his performance not concerned about doling out advice to QBs that are better.

That is when I knew that J12 is not properly focused or centered and had doubts about his desire and understanding to do what it takes to win a championship.

Morris has more upside and so does bridgewater. Let's turn the page on the J12 chapter.

Posted by: WindyCane1 | November 07, 2010 at 08:18 AM

>>>>>>>>>>>


Windy, very well said and very true.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I would caution against Morris bee the saviour. Wright, Freeman, Marev and Harris have been the saviour. Let Morris play and see what happens.

Shannon announcing JH starter when fit is another bonehead call. If Morris goes and beats GT and Shannon puts JH in against VT he'll surely lose what's left of the team still with him. The players know better then any of us who should play and it will be interesting to see how they react if JH walks back on field unchallenged.

If JH starts, let Morris have his day in the sun by letting him talk to the press.
Posted by: USAFCane | November 07, 2010 at 09:25 AM

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

None of them played like Morris. He's not a one-man team but he is a much better fit for this offense, for this team than J12 is.

Throw in the personality, teammate piece and it's abundantly clear that he's the man for the job.

And you're dead right about RS losing the team if J12 gets back in, esp. against VT. RS set this thing up by allowing J12 to become so self-absorbed and big-headed and now he's going to rise or fall with it.

He will face an outright MUTINY if Morris continues to play well, we win at GT, then he tries to stick J12 back in their against VT.

But RS' is so fukin hard-headed he can't even see what's staring him in the face. We'll see. He's the one always talking about "the best player will play." Time to walk the walk.

solarcane

Capt

What you wrote | November 07, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Is a lot of the same things I pointed out to you years ago about Randy and his lack of ability when Game day was at hand.

I'm especially happy to see you had an epiphany and realize it isn't just adding couple of pieces every year or following a great warriors war plan.
It's having a personality, a warmth, a passion, also.

canechic

Hey Solar when you have a chance please send me an email at tlwflores@hotmail.com, Thanks

solarcane

windy,
sweet post by you at 8:18

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