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.
The Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies have had seasons both fanbases would like to forget, but both are still in position to make it to the ACC Championship game if they win the rest of the games, starting with a Thursday night matchup at Sun Life Stadium.
Miami overcame a possible letdown after its biggest win of the season with another solid conference performance.
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.
The University of Miami Hurricanes come into Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech with a desperate need for a conference win to right the ship of the young season.
When the college football world last saw Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles, they were leaving the Chick-Fil-A Bowl with a victory over South Carolina. The media covering the ACC expect even more this year.
Florida State was defeated Saturday by Virginia Tech, breaking a 3-game winning streak.
When the Hokies take the field for the Orange Bowl Monday night, they will face the toughest test this season in quarterback Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal.