ACC in the morning - Miami edition

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

It MUST be close to football season if I'm bloggin' on a Saturday morning.

Just didn't want to neglect the Miami fans, as Friday was media day and practice starts today.

And when it does, the main job will be up for grabs. Randy Shannon said he won't name his quarterback until about a week before the opening game, and in the meantime, Robert Marve, Jacory Harris and Cannon Smith will be fighting for it on the field. That doesn't mean these guys can't play nice and be friends, too.

Shannon declined to name a frontrunner on Friday, and said each of the players will get an equal number of snaps. Not even Robert Marve, who was the scout team quarterback late last season, will concede any edge.

There's no question the Hurricanes will be depending on a number of fresh faces to help pull them off the edge of irrelevance. Is Randy Shannon the coach to do it? According to this article, a Sporting News ranking of the 66 BCS coaches released this spring had Shannon ranked, well, 66th.

Just how far has the national respect dropped? When the poll came out yesterday, the Hurricanes were treated like "mutts."

Here are a few of the issues facing the Canes as camp begins today.

Here's a snippet of what Shannon had to say on Friday.

Elsewhere in the ACC ....

While the Hurricanes were nowhere to be found in the polls, Wake Forest came in at No. 23. And they're lovin' it.

Not only is Jahi Word-Daniels the lone senior in Georgia Tech's secondary, he's also the only upperclassman likely to start. That's forced him to be a leader.

A similar responsibility will fall on UNC running back Greg Little this year. Can he run the Tar Heels to a bowl? Butch Davis said they would've had a better shot at it last year had they moved Little, a former wideout, earlier.

Here's another one out of the Triangle I missed yesterday.

The status of Clemson running back Rendrick Taylor is still up in the air, but he was at the Tigers' first practice on Friday.

Virginia Tech is getting a little creative with its recruiting -- twins.