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CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER POLL: AFTER WEEK 1: 49.2%: Results are certified and show 49.2% overall satisfaction for UM football following the team's season-opening 32-24 loss at Maryland Saturday night. This launches our third season of the Canesfan Satisfaction Meter, a continuing weekly gauge of how Miami Hurricanes football fans are feeling about the team and the program's direction. A new poll appears here the blog after the conclusion of every Canes game.
The 49 percent thumbs-up (though only 9% "very" satisfied) is high for a loss, indicating lenience, either a glass-half-full mindset or more likely special dispensation because the team was missing eight key players due to NCAA suspension.
Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest you consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, season as a whole, program's direction, and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. This year I would add this: Let's make the CSM about the team and how it performs on the field, not about the NCAA or Nevin Shapiro.
Polls never close, but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting, in this case that was around 9 a.m. today/Wednesday.
Next polls follows Game 2 on Sept. 17.
2011 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter
G1: 49.2% overall satisfaction (9.1 very, 40.1 somewhat following 32-24 loss at Maryland).
G2: Next poll Sept. 17 following game vs. Ohio State.
2010 Final: 4.2% overall satisfaction (following 7-6 season)
2009 Final: 41.7% overall satisfaction (following 9-4 season)