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Click on Duke Looks Like Royalty for my column from Chestnut Hill off Saturday's UM victory and the exciting debut of freshman running back Duke Johnson.
UPSET BIRD COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS: The Upset Bird and I kick off our season of Friday NFL prediction pages Sept. 7, and began a 21-day countdown that each day is honoring notable birds. Following the band The Eagles, today we welcome the classic Disney character, Donald Duck.
CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G1: 93.9%: We're back for a fourth season of our blog's Canesfan Satisfaction Meter polls, results are in on our first poll, and they show a robust 93.9 percent overall satisfaction (combined "very" or "somewhat") in the wake of Saturday's 41-32 season-opening UM victory at Boston College. If you discard the inevitable votes from UM-haters, that's about as close to unanimity as you'll see. We invite you to vote here after every Miami Hurricanes game on your overall level of satisfaction with the team and season. The CSM is a continuing weekly gauge of how UM football fans are feeling. 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. Polls never close (you can still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 10 a.m. today/Monday.
2012 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter
G1: 93.9% (40.9-v, 53.0-s) following 41-32 victory at Boston College.
Next poll: Sept. 8 following game at Kansas State.
Previous final results:
2011: 22.1% overall satisfaction (following 6-6 season)
2010: 4.2% overall satisfaction (following 7-6 season)
2009: 41.7% overall satisfaction (following 9-4 season)