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Tale of 2 QBs: UM mishandles Marve; Pennington wins Dolphin job

    [Tuesday afternoon bulletin: Just got a sneak-peak e-mail on Sports Illustrated's upcoming NFL preview issue. Peter King's top 50 players includes zero Dolphins. "Dr. Z's" predictions, like everybody else's on Earth, has Miami last in AFC East at 6-10].   

Marve      Give Miami Hurricanes football coach Randy Shannon credit for a hard line in suspending seven players from Thursday night's season opener for various rules infractions. But something wasn't right about the way he handled the suspension of one player in particular: starting quarterback Robert Marve. Click on Mishandling Marve to read my take on all of this.

Pennington_2       Over in Dolphinville, team made official today that Chad Pennington is the starting QB. Nothing in South Florida sports was more no-duh obvious than that Chad-P should start and that Chad Henne should wait his turn. As I wrote in my column off the game in Sunday's paper: Pennington is "the readiest and right choice to start this season."

     Your thoughts on the Marve matter and/or on Pennington are welcome.

     [Note: Thanks to all who joined in on my live online chat this week. We do it every Monday from 1-2 p.m. Click here to join in live OR to post a question at any time].