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CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G8: Results are certified in the latest Canesfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 39.4 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Saturday night's 33-20 loss to visiting Florida State putting UM's record at 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. (This marks an increase following a third straight less, an aberration I'm hard-pressed to explain). In its fourth year, our blog's CSM polls are your invitation after every Hurricanes game to vote on your overall 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 may still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was, tardily, around 4:30 p.m. today/Monday.
2012 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter
G1: 93.9% (40.9-v, 53.0-s) following 41-32 victory at Boston College.
G2: 14.7% (7.0-v, 7.7-s) following 52-13 loss at Kansas State.
G3: 50.2% (7.5-v, 42.7-s) following 38-10 victory vs. Bethune-Cookman.
G4: 95.9% (61.0-v, 33.9-s) following 42-36 OT victory at Georgia Tech.
G5: 95.2% (49.6-v, 45.6-s) following 44-37 victory vs. North Carolina State.
G6: 29.4% (9.1-v, 20.3-s) following 41-3 loss vs. Notre Dame in Chicago.
G7: 17.0% (5.3-v, 11.7-s) following 18-14 loss vs. North Carolina.
G8: 39.4% (8.3-v, 31.1-s) following game 33-20 loss vs. Florida State.
Next poll: Nov. 1 following game vs. Virginia Tech.
Previous final season 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)