The Sun Sentinel said UM players were very frustrated after the Tech loss, and some starters wouldn't even talk to the press. Will the FSU rivalry fire up the Canes, or has morale hit rock bottom?
"The players on this team have little resemblance to the formerteams. I find it hard to believe considering their consistent poor performances over the past two and half seasons that any one loss would affect this group of guys profoundly. In fact has had a bad habit since 2003 of coming out flat the week after losing, so again, I don't believe many of these guys really care whether the team wins or loses. To a certain extent I miss the "soldier" mentality of Kellen Winslow Jr. Regardless of his behavior, he wanted badly to win games.
"The FSU rivalry probably means little to the majority of players on this current Miami team. Considering they couldn't get motivated to play Georgia Tech, a program who has defeated now three times on the bounce, I doubt the possibility of losing to again will get this team fired up. This team lacks leadership and discipline and I know Shannon is disturbed by the type of players he has on this team. I would fully expect several players to transfer or quit the team after the season as Shannon tries to get hungrier, better behaved players who embrace his tough rules rather than complain and violate them.
"On the subject of rivalries,
in the game that really put the Bulls on the map. USF came to the spent and was crushed, but in the future I would expect both teams to bring it."