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9/21/2007 Texas A&M gets flattened by Miami Hurricanes
Texas A&M's flaws had been buried under that undefeated record through three games. But facing a Miami team full of big, fast and athletic players, all of the Aggies' cracks came to the surface Thursday night.
Houston Chronicle
9/21/2007 Canes' performance perfectly timed
The team desperately in need of a playmaker or a signature of any sort this early season was flying solo on the national stage for the first and last time this regular season, preparing to be exposed as a program that time and unfortunate recruiting has stripped of talent.
Miami Herald
9/21/2007 Unranked Canes make statement by steamrolling Aggies
Everything clicked for Miami, which rolled over No. 20 Texas A&M to give Randy Shannon the biggest victory of his first season.
Miami Herald
9/21/2007 Hurricanes take big step in right direction
There hasn't been a game like this in a few years at the Orange Bowl, a game where the joint came alive, where the great ghosts came awake, where everyone left talking about what Miami football has instead of what it doesn't.
Sun Sentinel
9/21/2007 Shields grabs the spotlight, torches A&M
Sam Shields broke free Thursday night at the Orange Bowl. Free from the Texas A&M defensive backs too slow to keep up with him, and free from the funk shrouding his start to the 2007 season,
Sun Sentinel
9/21/2007 Hurricanes rolls up 402 yards, pummels 20th-ranked Aggies
Call it an awakening from a few years of hibernation. It's been a while since the University of Miami had an offensive showing like Thursday night.
Sun Sentinel
9/21/2007 'Canes provide reason for hope
These were the Hurricanes of once upon a time. These were the Hurricanes again making the grounds of the crumbling Orange Bowl palace a dangerous place for a visitor to tread.
Palm Beach Post
9/21/2007 Kyle Wright has huge night for Miami Hurricanes
It might be too early to say the University of Miami is back to its old form. But the Hurricanes resembled some of their not-to-distant predecessors on Thursday night with a dominating 34-17 victory against No. 20 Texas A&M.
Palm Beach Post
9/21/2007 Wright's 2 TD Passes Spark Canes Past No. 20 Aggies
Wright completed 21 of 26 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night as the Miami Hurricanes defeated No. 20 Texas A&M 34-17.
Tampa Tribune
9/21/2007 Hurricanes defense comes up big against Big 12 foe
Miami limited No. 20 Texas A&M to 240 total yards -- 38 in the first half -- and forced three consecutive turnovers.
Miami Herald
9/20/2007 UNT swaps Miami for LSU, cash in '08 opener
North Texas will make up to an additional $250,000 by backing out of its contract with Miami to instead play LSU in the 2008 opener, according to both schools.
Dallas News
9/20/2007 Miami knows Aggies will run
Texas A&M has a fullback nicknamed the "Round Mound of Touchdown," who led the Aggies with 113 yards in last week's victory against Louisiana-Monroe.
Sun Sentinel
9/20/2007 UM, Dolphins have issues
They wade into the Orange Bowl to find their season, to decide if we have one left.
Sun Sentinel
9/20/2007 A&M to test offense on Miami's speed
First-year Miami coach Randy Shannon has seen enough video of Texas A&M to offer an educated guess at the Aggies' game plan tonight ó a scheme that so far, overall, hasn't included much passing.
MySA.com
9/20/2007 For skeptics, A&M's season starts in Miami
When Texas A&M fans e-mailed me in July and August and asked what I thought about the Aggies, I said one thing: "Wake me up in Miami."
Dallas News
9/20/2007 Canes want loud crowd vs. Aggies
The Hurricanes hope a big, vocal crowd shows up at the Orange Bowl on Thursday night to help disrupt Texas A&M, which has one of the nation's top offenses.
Miami Herald
9/20/2007 Aggies hope to get win, respect in Miami
Growing up in Florida, Marquis Carpenter said he followed only one school Ė "The U."
Dallas News
9/18/2007 The Deonte Dilemma
So an Internet site reports that Florida freshman receiver Deonte Thompson is upset with his playing time and considering a transfer to Miami.
Sun Sentinel
9/18/2007 Bills' Everett Shows Further Improvement
Kevin Everett is showing some movement in both hands and greater strength in his leg muscles, further positive signs for the Buffalo Bills tight end following a life-threatening spinal-cord injury.
Sun Sentinel
9/18/2007 Miami Hurricanes starting receivers not set
UM coach Randy Shannon said he wasn't sure who would start against No. 20 Texas A&M at wide receiver, despite Lance Leggett catching an 80-yard touchdown and Darnell Jenkins having five receptions for a career-high 108 yards Saturday against FIU.
Miami Herald
9/18/2007 Miami Hurricanes Bruce Johnson taking a first step
Bruce Johnson, nephew of former Hurricane star Kelly Jennings, likely will make his second consecutive start at cornerback Thursday night on ESPN when No. 20 Texas A&M comes to the Orange Bowl.
Miami Herald
9/18/2007 Demoted Leggett shows his potential
Miami coach Randy Shannon calls it "coach-killers." The phrase applies when a team has players blessed with speed and strength and ability, who seem more-than-capable of becoming stars - only to continually fall short of expectations.
St. Petersburg Times
9/18/2007 Kyle Wright Gets Another Shot At Ranked Team
QB Kyle Wright is 2-6 as a starter against ranked teams in his career.
Tampa Tribune
9/18/2007 Hurricanes' Bruce Johnson has his attitude and career on right track
For University of Miami cornerback Bruce Johnson, it was a lot like a teenager's parents leaving town for the weekend.
Sun Sentinel
9/17/2007 'Canes need win against ranked Aggies
During Saturday's nationally televised high school game between No. 1 Miami-Northwestern and No. 2 Southlake (Texas) Carroll, a Northwestern player flashed a "U" at the television camera.
Palm Beach Post
9/17/2007 Hurricane pass attack improves
When a team goes into a game ranking next-to-last in passing yards per game and yards per attempt, anything positive in that area is considered a sign of progress.
News-Press.com
9/17/2007 Leggett, Jenkins raising hopes
A few big plays on offense were enough to make the University of Miami believe things are improving.
Sun Sentinel
9/17/2007 Aggies gear up with Hurricanes looming
A crescent moon hung over the Texas A&M practice field as the Aggies worked the late shift Sunday night.
Dallas Morning News
9/17/2007 Passing test will be harder for A&M against Miami
The coach, in prepping for a marquee matchup on Thursday night, pointed to an area of improvement that pleased him following Saturday's victory over a second-rate opponent.
MySA.com
9/17/2007 Shannon says team must improve in red zone
Coach Randy Shannon said UM must capitalize in the red zone and eliminate the sloppy mistakes it made against FIU.
Miami Herald
9/17/2007 A&M faces big test
The 20th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies have shown glimpses of potential during the first three weeks of the season.
Houston Chronicle
9/17/2007 UM coach Randy Shannon: 'We need touchdowns'
Red-zone offense continues to be the emphasis for the University of Miami football team.
Sun Sentinel
9/17/2007 For UM, It's A Short Week
The Miami Hurricanes have a short week as they prepare for No. 20 Texas A&M on Thursday night after their 23-9 victory against Florida International on Saturday.
Tampa Tribune
9/14/2007 Lady Canes to host USF in soccer
The University of Miami women's soccer team has felt a bit unlucky the past several seasons. Last year, the Hurricanes suffered five one-goal loses in ACC play, keeping them below .500 and out of the postseason picture.
Miami Herald
9/14/2007 Kyle Wright gets fresh start as UM's No. 1 signal-caller
Kyle Wright had made the walk from the locker room to Greentree Practice Fields hundreds of times throughout his career at the University of Miami, but there was just something about Aug. 28. Earlier in the day, he learned he would not be the starting quarterback.
Sun Sentinel
9/14/2007 Hurricanes consider changes to secondary
The University of Miami could have two new cornerbacks starting Saturday's game against FIU.
Palm Beach Post
9/14/2007 UM Cornerbacks In Battle For Starting Jobs
Defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff was asked which two cornerbacks would start if the game was today. "If we had to kick off right now, I would probably roll with Bruce Johnson and Carlos Armour, but we have to go in and evaluate the film," McGriff said. "I really evaluate them every day. Before we came out here today, I told Carlos Armour and DeMarcus Van Dyke who ever practices the best today will get the nod for Saturday."
Tampa Tribune
9/14/2007 FIU coaches ready for reunion game against UM
For the first few minutes when he steps foot in the Orange Bowl on Saturday afternoon, Bernard Clark will be lost.
Miami Herald
9/14/2007 Shannon still waiting at cornerback
Coach Randy Shannon said Thursday he would wait until today to decide who will start at cornerback after moving junior Randy Phillips to safety.
Miami Herald
9/13/2007 UM offense is hoping to fix mistakes
As Miami's offense heads into Saturday's game against FIU, the multitude of mistakes that helped cripple the Canes against Oklahoma last week will be foremost on their mind.
Miami Herald
9/13/2007 Never an idle moment
As if he didn't have enough to do, Francesco Zampogna was named Miami's kickoff specialist this week.
Palm Beach Post
9/13/2007 Canes' CB Sharpe practices
Senior cornerback Glenn Sharpe practiced and is 75 percent for Saturday's Florida International University game, and linebacker Darryl Sharpton and defensive tackle Antonio Dixon are 25 percent. Sharpton did not practice Wednesday, and Dixon was limited. Coach Randy Shannon said Sharpe is making progress. The oft-injured Sharpe would be playing in his first game this season.
Miami Herald
9/13/2007 UM had most players on NFL opening-day rosters
The Hurricanes' football fortunes aren't what they once were, but the program continues to develop NFL talent. According to UM's Sports Information office, the Hurricanes had the most players on NFL opening-day rosters for the second consecutive season with 46. That's up from last year's total of 42. The top 10 following Miami are Florida State (41), Georgia (37), Michigan (36), Tennessee (36), Texas (32), Florida (31), Auburn (30) and Notre Dame (30).
Palm Beach Post
9/13/2007 UM center has gotten plenty of help from his dad
After Miami's opening victory against Marshall, John Rochford sat over a plate of nachos at Monty's in Coconut Grove, absorbing suggestions about what he could have done better in his first collegiate start.
Sun Sentinel
9/13/2007 Those are nonfighting words
Miami and FIU return players who brawled last season, but promise to play nice Saturday. Forget last year's brawl with FIU.
St. Petersburg Times
9/13/2007 Hurricanes Offense Still Learning
Too much, too soon. That's how UM offensive coordinator Patrick Nix explained the offensive woes after today's practice. The Hurricanes are ranked second to last in passing offense in Division I-A (I refuse to use Football Sub-Division or whatever it's called now) and the running game struggled against Oklahoma.
Sun Sentinel
9/13/2007 Shannon trying to play skilled confidence game at UM
This weekend is the University of Miami-Florida International football rematch, and it's still hard to believe what happened last year.
Sun Sentinel
9/12/2007 Wright to start at QB for UM
Unhappy with his team's 13 points against Oklahoma, Randy Shannon is replacing Kirby Freeman with Kyle Wright at starting quarterback.
Miami Herald
9/12/2007 UM, FIU pledge a peaceful football game
First, he will ''talk smack'' to his former Booker T. Washington High teammate. Then he will ``burn him on the line.
Miami Herald
9/12/2007 Shannon has link to FIU
Miami coach Randy Shannon answered quickly, not wanting to discuss the topic at length.
Herald Tribune
9/12/2007 Wright Regains Job As Miami's Starting QB
The Miami Hurricanes have made a quarterback change. Following a 51-13 loss, junior Kirby Freeman lost his job to Kyle Wright.
Tampa Tribune
9/12/2007 UM, FIU pledge a peaceful football game
The practice sessions have existed the last seven years Randy Shannon has been involved with the University of Miami football program.
Sun Sentinel
9/12/2007 Randy Phillips To Safety?
Talked to Randy Phillips' dad this morning and he told me his son may be moving to safety this week. The move makes sense for two reasons:
Sun Sentinel
9/12/2007 Shannon changes UM's secondary
After being involved in four Oklahoma touchdowns during a 51-13 loss Saturday, junior Randy Phillips is moving from cornerback to safety and will compete with senior Willie Cooper for the starting job, coach Randy Shannon said Tuesday.
Miami Herald
9/12/2007 Miami switching to Wright
Two games into his first season as a head coach, Randy Shannon of the Miami Hurricanes announced Tuesday that he has switched starting quarterbacks. But Shannon also made it clear that he has no desire to keep benching QBs.
St. Petersburg Times
9/12/2007 Brawl's scars still linger
Jon Peattie was still watching his extra point sail through the uprights when, out of the corner of his eye, he saw the first slap.
Palm Beach Post
9/11/2007 Canes defensive back has seen brother, 2 friends buried in last year
Randy Phillips almost felt the need to apologize. While having lunch in a cafeteria on the University of Miami campus, he pointed to a tattoo on his left forearm. With his right hand, he tried to dust off a scratch that was ruining the artwork.
Sun-Sentinel
9/11/2007 UM will start Wright at QB
University of Miami football coach Randy Shannon said Tuesday senior Kyle Wright will start at quarterback against Florida International.
Miami Herald
9/11/2007 Bills' Everett unlikely to walk again
Former University of Miami tight end Kevin Everett sustained a "catastrophic" and life-threatening spinal-cord injury while trying to make a tackle during the Buffalo Bills' season opener and is not likely to walk again, the surgeon who operated on him Monday said.
Palm Beach Post
9/11/2007 Bills' Kevin Everett May Be Paralyzed
Kevin Everett sustained a "catastrophic" and life-threatening spinal-cord injury while trying to make a tackle during the Buffalo Bills' season opener and is unlikely to walk again, the surgeon who operated on him said Monday.
Sun-Sentinel
9/11/2007 Brothers to battle in UM-FIU game
They call him quiet. Reserved. Mild-mannered. But heading into the University of Miami's rematch with Florida International on Saturday -- the teams' first meeting since last year's headline-grabbing brawl -- Hurricanes safety Kenny Phillips has a warning for Golden Panthers linebacker Jarvis Wilson.
Miami Herald
9/10/2007 Shannon Undecided About Starting QB
After their 51-13 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Coach Randy Shannon said he does not know who will start this week.
Tampa Tribune
9/10/2007 With FIU next, jobs are open, including at QB
This is the week that some around the Miami football program have been silently dreading, the days leading up to a rematch with Florida International and plenty of inevitable reminiscing about last year's on-field brawl between the teams.
St. Petersburg Times
9/10/2007 UM quarterback job up for grabs once again
It took Randy Shannon months to decide on the University of Miami's starting quarterback. Two weeks into the 2007 season, Shannon is back to square one.
Palm Beach Post
9/10/2007 Shannon wants Freeman to be UMís QB
Seems to me that Randy Shannon really wants Kirby Freeman to be his starting quarterback. Why else would Shannon bring Freeman back into Saturdayís disaster against Oklahoma after UMís offense had shown signs of a pulse with Kyle Wright?
Palm Beach Post
9/10/2007 Shannon avoiding a snap decision about QB
A day after the University of Miami's biggest loss since 1998, coach Randy Shannon said his team was ready to move forward, put Oklahoma behind it and focus on playing Florida International on Saturday.
Sun-Sentinel
9/10/2007 Quarterback Who? Back to drawing board
Quarterback U doesn't have a quarterback. Or maybe the U has two. It's difficult to tell just who is the quarterback at the University of Miami after Saturday's embarrassing 51-13 loss to Oklahoma.
Miami Herald
9/9/2007 Former Cane Everett seriously injured
Former Hurricane tight end Kevin Everett suffered a serious spinal cord injury today and is currently undergoing emergency surgery in Buffalo according to published reports.
Miami Herald
9/9/2007 Loss to Sooners exposes Hurricanes
Randy Shannon flicked at the list, written on a small piece of scrap paper he brought to his postgame press conference, before he read it.
Miami Herald
9/9/2007 UM's quarterback question still unanswered
When the University of Miami made its previous stop here 22 years ago, Vinny Testaverde helped the Canes storm out of Norman with a win over the nation's then-ranked No. 3 team.
Miami Herald
9/9/2007 Special teams shine for UM
It might have been a bad day for Miami as a whole, but it was a good showing for special teams.
Miami Herald
9/9/2007 Hurricanes discover they have plenty of room for improvement
The Miami Hurricanes said they came here looking for a measuring stick. So the Oklahoma Sooners showed it to them, and then used it to go upside their heads.
Sun-Sentinel
9/9/2007 Kyle Wright or Kirby Freeman?
University of Miami coach Randy Shannon said this week the only way quarterback Kyle Wright would play Saturday was if Kirby Freeman had an equipment malfunction.
Sun-Sentinel
9/8/2007 Hurricanes Let Scant Chances Slip Away
The Miami Hurricanes caught plenty of breaks against the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. Two forced fumbles. Lucky bounces. A snap over the head of Oklahoma's punter.
Tampa Tribune
9/8/2007 Hurricanes routed by No. 5 Sooners
The University of Miami wanted to show the world it was back.
Miami Herald
   
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