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08:28 AM ET 11.18 | Stephen Morris will start Saturday, and the question becomes how long that remains the case. Beyond the salvage job, Morris has caused a fundamental shift in offensive philosophy that bodes well for the future when, and if, Jacory Harris returns as starting quarterback. Coach Randy Shannon says when Harris is fully healed from the concussion he sustained at Virginia and doctors clear him to play, he will retain his position. Logic says if. If Morris shines in an upset of the No. 14 Hokies, he'll be 3-0 on a team that is finally fulfilling its potential. Why put the hot hand on ice?

The Miami Herald

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November 18, 2010  08:50 AM ET

I'll defer to svt to answer this headline question.

November 18, 2010  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'll defer to svt to answer this headline question.

He's been kinda scarce on the boards lately. I'm like you, though, if there's a question about the Canes, I want to hear his take on it.

But in the meantime, my position is just like the last sentence says, why put the hot hand on ice? Go with what's working right now.

November 18, 2010  09:13 AM ET

I know SVT just wishes he had ole' Robert Marve back. I mean, look at how he's killing it at Purdue.

November 18, 2010  09:22 AM ET

He can't throw any more INT's than Harris.

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November 18, 2010  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

..., my position is just like the last sentence says, why put the hot hand on ice? Go with what's working right now.

Agree 100% GR. Ride that hot streak as long as it goes. I like it when that happens at the crap table! No ice on the roller of the dice!

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November 18, 2010  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'll defer to svt to answer this headline question.

yeah, like we don't know: fire randy shannon

November 18, 2010  10:19 AM ET

Jacory Harris is not going to take Miami to the promised land! I first noticed his "deer-in-the-headlights" look in last year's bowl game versus Wisky. I saw it again in the Ohio State game. This is why he has so many picks and if Shannon doesn't see it he deserves to get fired, Look, Shannon is a decent coach and is trying very hard but it will take a "special" coach to make Miami a national power once again.

November 18, 2010  10:36 AM ET

There is no way that you can sit this kid and justify it. He is making throws Jacory has never made and is WINNING. As a CANE fan of 30+ years I will be really upset if the kid isn't allowed to play as long as he wins.

November 18, 2010  11:26 AM ET

Interesting comparison I heard on Rivals radio comparing Jacory Harris and his experience at Miami with Dan Marino and his experience at Pitt back in the day. Both were local high school legends in the city where they ended up playing college ball. Both had lead their respective high school teams to multiple state championships. Both were the most highly sought after recruits in the country. Both succumbed to the pressure of staying at "home" and leading the local college program to national title chances. And in the end both failed miserably under the pressure.
Do you all remember Dan Marino at Pitt? It was not pretty. But he came out got drafted by Miami Dolphins and the rest is history. Could Jacory Harris come out and get drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and lead them to glory?

Stay tuned.

November 18, 2010  11:45 AM ET

Vinny T... Sugar Bowl...

November 18, 2010  12:13 PM ET

This isn't Pop Warner ball. You go with the guy who's winning. Period.

November 18, 2010  03:56 PM ET

Fire Randy Shannon????? Yeah, because after it's taken Randy 4 years to clean the program up, turn the team around, reclaim SoFla recruiting, get our program headed in the right direction again and winning more games each year, the best thing for Miami would be to fire him as his first true recruiting class become seniors, and start ALLLLLL over from scratch with a new regime. I thought SVT knew the program inside and out? He must not, because if he did, he wouldn't advocate firing Randy Shannon right now. Randy has EARNED the chance to do great things next year, period. And the roster we have right now ALL came 110% to play FOR RANDY, that's just a fact. Firing him right now would put our program back another half-decade. If he doesn't win an ACC title next season it may be a different story, but you've got to either be short-sighted, hot-tempered, or know nothing about the program to think canning Randy after this season is anywhere near a wise move.

November 18, 2010  05:25 PM ET

Hah. You must be new here. :D

SVT HATES Randy Shannon. Although I'm with you - as an alum myself, I like what Shannon has done in repairing the integrit of the program. Is he the long term answer to winning national titles? I think his game-day record says no. But for now I think he is a good fit. I think UM should wait him out and then when his contract is up hope that some other big program makes him an offer and let him leave.

Who else are you going to bring in? All of the big name coaches are dirty crooks who win the wrong way. Unless there is some young coordinator somewhere who is on their radar, I say let Shannon coach the team and continue to develop the new culture of class that he has brought to the Canes.

November 18, 2010  05:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Interesting comparison I heard on Rivals radio comparing Jacory Harris and his experience at Miami with Dan Marino and his experience at Pitt back in the day. Both were local high school legends in the city where they ended up playing college ball. Both had lead their respective high school teams to multiple state championships. Both were the most highly sought after recruits in the country. Both succumbed to the pressure of staying at "home" and leading the local college program to national title chances. And in the end both failed miserably under the pressure.Do you all remember Dan Marino at Pitt? It was not pretty. But he came out got drafted by Miami Dolphins and the rest is history. Could Jacory Harris come out and get drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and lead them to glory?Stay tuned.

i heard the announcers make this same comparison...you stole their material buddy

November 18, 2010  05:27 PM ET

next year is put up or shut up! acc title or i have no more faith in shannon as a head coach....bring in gus malzhan

November 18, 2010  06:47 PM ET

the answer to the question is yes, he is definitely the future from what i've seen so far.. i have definitely been impressed, and so far the offense has put up 500+ yards per game (literally) under his command.. the problem is i hope he doesnt regress like every other player under randy shannon has..

FIRE RANDY SHANNON!!!!!

November 18, 2010  06:48 PM ET
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For a guy to loose his spot due to injury and not ineffectiveness is kind of shady.

na, back in the glory days, dudes were scared to get hurt because they knew they were probably going to lose their starting job.. the competition makes everyone better

 
November 18, 2010  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Jacory Harris is not going to take Miami to the promised land! I first noticed his "deer-in-the-headlights" look in last year's bowl game versus Wisky. I saw it again in the Ohio State game. This is why he has so many picks and if Shannon doesn't see it he deserves to get fired, Look, Shannon is a decent coach and is trying very hard but it will take a "special" coach to make Miami a national power once again.

i agree up until the shannon is a decent coach part LOL

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