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Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

Posted on: August 24, 2008 12:14 pm

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.






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Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2008 3:21 pm

Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2008 1:19 pm

Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

I will admit that I don't know all the particulars of this story, but I would say that Shannon is in a tough situation.  Either he suspends him for a game, albeit a token suspension, or he lets him play and the media condemns him for talking tough but being soft.  From what I've heard, it was minor, the kid stood up and faced the music and paid for the damages.  Maybe Shannon is just trying to send him a message while he's still relatively young to clean up his act.


Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2008 11:46 pm

Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

Don't you remember?  Old lady Shalala said she would never throw anybody under the bus for the sake of the football program.  What a gas bag.

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2008 9:00 pm

Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

Randy Shannon is a moron and as a Hurricane fan, I am sick over the inital reason our african american head coach was hired for politcal reasons by the school president Shalala.  Benching your starting quarterback in a warmup game is idotic and will only result in more of a lopsided lose at U of F. The good news is, only 2 more years of having a lifetime assistant as a head coach (Coker was first) as back to back 6 lose seasons will have to make even Shalala fire him.

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2008 6:49 pm

Remember Miami's quarterback tradition?

I think Randy Shannon is on the hot seat. Soon Miami Hurricanes are going to try and make a prove for a more experience head coach. It has to be frustrating for Hurricane fans for USC stealing the spotlight that they once held.

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