The Miami Hurricanes made a statement in the ACC on Thursday night.
A lot is riding on Thursday night’s game between ACC rivals, especially inside of the conference.
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.
The Florida State Seminoles can seal up a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game Thursday night if they can pull out a road win against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Since the day he took over at Miami, Al Golden has said the path for the Hurricanes to get back into the national picture starts with winning the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division. The Hurricanes now control the path to that title.
There’s no arguing Virginia Tech has momentum on its side entering Saturday’s ACC championship. The fifth-ranked Hokies (11-1) have won seven straight while Clemson has lost three of four, including a bitter 34-13 setback against in-state rival South Carolina last week.
With under 3 minutes to play and his team suddenly trailing for the first time all game, Logan Thomas knew he had to come through.
The University of Miami faces a unknown future, but head coach Al Golden is getting support from many of his fellow coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including one of Miami’s biggest rivals.