It used to mean something. Now we get news a week before the opener Hurricanes' starter Robert Marve has been suspended for a game.
The Miami quarterback position might not have been this unsure in the last 20 years. Coming off a disappointing 5-7 season, it needs all the momentum it can get. In a way, it's kind of refreshing that coach Randy Shannon came down this hard after a forgettable incident last October. Freshman Jacory Harris will start in the opener against Charleston Southern. That means Marve will get his first start at Florida on Sept. 6. Good luck with that.
Check the bottom of the story. There may be some more suspensions coming. I don't know about you but I'm staying with Shannon for as long as I can if this thing starts to turn bag. Although it's easy to suspend a quarterback for a punching bag like Charleston Southern, Miami football is in a frail spot right now. It needs to get Marve as many snaps as possible. It will hurt the Canes that their No. 1 quarterback will make his debut in The Swamp.
How many coaches would have ignored last fall's incident or made the offender run stadium steps? A lot. Randy Shannon stands for something besides winning.