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This time Miami CB Elder is a first-team All-ACC pick, as coaches include more Canes

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Corn Elder (29) intercepts the ball intended for Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Montavius Williams (15) in the first quarter as the University of Miami hosts Florida A&M at Hard Rock Stadium on Sat., Sept. 3, 2016.
Miami Hurricanes defensive back Corn Elder (29) intercepts the ball intended for Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Montavius Williams (15) in the first quarter as the University of Miami hosts Florida A&M at Hard Rock Stadium on Sat., Sept. 3, 2016. adiaz@miamiherald.com

University of Miami coaches were not exactly pleased when the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Associations All-ACC Football Teams were released last week.

Though the Hurricanes were among the leaders in several national defensive categories, no UM players made it on the first team, and other than punter Justin Vogel, only one – senior cornerback Corn Elder – made it on the second team of the media voters.

“Maybe everybody just tripped on the way to the end zone when they played us,’’ defensive coordinator Manny Diaz told WQAM-560, leading other UM coaches to chime in via social media.

Perhaps their fellow ACC coaches listened.

Diaz talks about the Hurricanes' defensive effort in a 70-3 win over Florida A&M on Sat., Sept. 3, 2016.

On Thursday, the Coaches’ All-ACC selections included Elder as a first-teamer along with Vogel as a second-teamer and defensive tackle Kendrick Norton and Shaquille Quarterman as third-teamers.

Norton and Quarterman were not included in the ACSMA selections.

Offensive guard Danny Isidora was chose by the coaches for the second-team offense, while kicker Michael Badgley, receivers Stacy Coley and Ahmmon Richards and running back Mark Walton made third-team offense.

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