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August 22, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 11 Miami Randy Shannon inherited a program allegedly going South Beach and has quickly retooled the 'Canes back into an almost-national title contender. "We've won five games, seven and nine, we keep improving every year," Shannon, entering his fourth season, said at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference media days. Is it all about the "U" again? No, but Miami is working its way through the alphabet, and this year it's going to be all about the "D. " Is it flashback time to the 1980s and '90s and the turn of the century, when Miami claimed its fifth national title with a win over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and its sixth national title a year later with a victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl?
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August 22, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 11 Miami Randy Shannon inherited a program allegedly going South Beach and has quickly retooled the 'Canes back into an almost-national title contender. "We've won five games, seven and nine, we keep improving every year," Shannon, entering his fourth season, said at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference media days. Is it all about the "U" again? No, but Miami is working its way through the alphabet, and this year it's going to be all about the "D. " Is it flashback time to the 1980s and '90s and the turn of the century, when Miami claimed its fifth national title with a win over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and its sixth national title a year later with a victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl?
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September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris raised some eyebrows this week when he suggested the Hurricanes' offense couldn't be stopped. Georgia Tech did nothing to disprove that theory. Cool and in control throughout, Harris completed 20 of 25 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and the 20th-ranked Hurricanes put an emphatic end to a four-game losing streak against No. 14 Georgia Tech with a 33-17 victory Thursday night at Miami. "One thing I congratulate this team on is how we stay focused," Harris said.
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October 15, 2009 | Mark Medina
Nickelodeon's ratings are up in Miami, where the Hurricanes are undefeated since quarterback Jacory Harris asked his teammates to start watching "SpongeBob Squarepants." "Jacory called everyone up and said, 'Hey, listen, the only thing we're going to watch on TV from now on is SpongeBob,' " Coach Randy Shannon told the Miami Herald. " 'We ain't watching ESPN. We ain't watching CBS. We ain't watching ABC. If SpongeBob can tell you how good you are, then you deserve it.' " Apparently, SpongeBob was on to something.
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October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Jacory Harris survived a shaky start to throw three touchdown passes, Javarris James ran for a career-high 150 yards against the nation's top rush defense, and No. 17 Miami knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 21-20, on Saturday night. With Sam Bradford, Oklahoma's reigning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback watching from the sideline because of a right shoulder injury, Miami (3-1) scored 21 consecutive points to take control. "Big, huge win for us," Coach Randy Shannon said. "It's huge."
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September 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Ailing arm and all, Jacory Harris put on a show Monday night that Miami won't soon forget. And the Hurricanes' defense came up huge when it mattered most. The sophomore quarterback threw for 386 yards -- including a 40-yard pass over double coverage to Travis Benjamin , setting up Graig Cooper's three-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 53 seconds left -- and led Miami past No. 18 Florida State, 38-34, at Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State got to the Miami two with 14 seconds left.
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October 15, 2009 | Mark Medina
Nickelodeon's ratings are up in Miami, where the Hurricanes are undefeated since quarterback Jacory Harris asked his teammates to start watching "SpongeBob Squarepants." "Jacory called everyone up and said, 'Hey, listen, the only thing we're going to watch on TV from now on is SpongeBob,' " Coach Randy Shannon told the Miami Herald. " 'We ain't watching ESPN. We ain't watching CBS. We ain't watching ABC. If SpongeBob can tell you how good you are, then you deserve it.' " Apparently, SpongeBob was on to something.
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September 24, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Check out the vibe at Miami, an urban "swagger" school with a hip-hop, glam-rock football reputation, celebrities on the sidelines and more national titles than Florida and Florida State combined. Miami has rocketed from unranked to No. 9 in three weeks, after victories over Florida State and Georgia Tech, led by a young quarterback and first-year offensive coordinator hired straight from the National Football League. Kid and coach have done it by putting a pancake block on conventional wisdom.
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November 29, 2009
No. 19 Miami 31, at South Florida 10: Javarris James rushed for two touchdowns, Jacory Harris threw for two more, and the Hurricanes took a big early lead on the way to beating the Bulls. Dedrick Epps and Leonard Hankerson caught touchdown passes for Miami (9-3), which ran out to a 21-3 halftime lead and capped its first nine-win regular season since 2005. Damien Berry rushed for 114 yards and Graig Cooper had 83 more for Miami, which played without ill left tackle Jason Fox and still rolled.
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December 29, 2009
MIAMI (9-3) VS. WISCONSIN (9-3) Kickoff: Tonight, 5 PST, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN. About Miami: This was a breakout year for sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns, but was intercepted 17 times. With a victory, the Hurricanes will lock up their first 10-win season since 2003. About Wisconsin: The Badgers won four of their last five games but suffered a humbling two-point loss at Northwestern on Nov. 21 that stood out more.
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October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Jacory Harris survived a shaky start to throw three touchdown passes, Javarris James ran for a career-high 150 yards against the nation's top rush defense, and No. 17 Miami knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 21-20, on Saturday night. With Sam Bradford, Oklahoma's reigning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback watching from the sideline because of a right shoulder injury, Miami (3-1) scored 21 consecutive points to take control. "Big, huge win for us," Coach Randy Shannon said. "It's huge."
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September 24, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Check out the vibe at Miami, an urban "swagger" school with a hip-hop, glam-rock football reputation, celebrities on the sidelines and more national titles than Florida and Florida State combined. Miami has rocketed from unranked to No. 9 in three weeks, after victories over Florida State and Georgia Tech, led by a young quarterback and first-year offensive coordinator hired straight from the National Football League. Kid and coach have done it by putting a pancake block on conventional wisdom.
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September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris raised some eyebrows this week when he suggested the Hurricanes' offense couldn't be stopped. Georgia Tech did nothing to disprove that theory. Cool and in control throughout, Harris completed 20 of 25 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and the 20th-ranked Hurricanes put an emphatic end to a four-game losing streak against No. 14 Georgia Tech with a 33-17 victory Thursday night at Miami. "One thing I congratulate this team on is how we stay focused," Harris said.
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September 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Ailing arm and all, Jacory Harris put on a show Monday night that Miami won't soon forget. And the Hurricanes' defense came up huge when it mattered most. The sophomore quarterback threw for 386 yards -- including a 40-yard pass over double coverage to Travis Benjamin , setting up Graig Cooper's three-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 53 seconds left -- and led Miami past No. 18 Florida State, 38-34, at Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State got to the Miami two with 14 seconds left.
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November 2, 2008 | Associated Press
Miami 24, at Virginia 17 (OT): Jacory Harris threw a tying touchdown pass in the final minute and another TD pass in overtime to give Miami the win at Charlottesville and a tie for the lead in the Coastal Division. Harris connected with Laron Byrd on a desperation heave from 26 yards to tie the score, then found Aldarius Johnson near the left pylon to give Miami the lead in overtime.
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
at No. 5 Virginia Tech 48, Boston College 14: Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Williams and the defense made sure the Hokies' (5-1, 3-0) regular-season losing streak against the Eagles (4-2, 2-2) ended. at No. 11 Miami 48, Florida A&M 16: Jacory Harris led the Hurricanes (4-1) to 31 points playing only the first half, and Miami beat the Rattlers (4-1) for the seventh time in a row. No. 22 Georgia Tech 49, at Florida State 44: Josh Nesbitt ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Yellow Jackets (5-1, 3-1)
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