The University of Miami Hurricanes will look to close out their 2013 regular season on a high-note Friday when they head to chilly Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers.
When the final seconds of Duke’s upset victory of the Miami Hurricanes ticked off the clock Saturday night, it showed how far Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe had brought his team and how far Al Golden still has to go to get the Canes back to the top.
iami couldn’t stop Duke’s running game. And once the Blue Devils started scoring, the 24th-ranked Hurricanes’ offense couldn’t keep up.
When Miami was off to its unbeaten start, Hurricanes coach Al Golden made it very clear that the process of turning the team back into a contender was far from over.
A big punt return for Miami turned into points for Virginia Tech. A big kickoff return for Miami, more points for Virginia Tech.
In the span of a week, the Hurricanes have gone from unbeaten to reeling.
Throughout his three seasons as Miami’s coach, Al Golden often has pointed to Virginia Tech as the standard that the Hurricanes are chasing in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division.
His respect for the Hokie program is obvious.
Miami and Virginia Tech are hungry to get back out on the playing field to get the taste of some recent losses out of their mouth. Much has been lost. All has not.
Through three seasons at the University of Miami, head coach Al Golden has dealt with more than his fair share of problems. Through it all, he’s pointed at Virginia Tech as the program he is chasing, and imitating, in the ACC.
No. 7 Miami’s perfect season ended Saturday night against No. 3 Florida State, and it was no mystery to Hurricanes coach Al Golden why.
The Miami Hurricanes lost their undefeated season to Florida State Saturday night, but lost much more after X-rays came back on running back Duke Johnson.