While the players will no longer suit up in orange and green, many of them are now looking to make their mark in the NFL. Spence, drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the ACC Defensive Freshman of the Year at linebacker, Streeter showed he has potential as a big-time NFL receiver and Harris climbed to second all-time in passing touchdowns among UM’s storied quarterbacks. But of course, the story is not that simple.
Miami’s first Spring Game at Sun Life stadium was one to forget – at least offensively. With the team split in two, the Orange squad bested the Green 7-6 in a game without many bright spots but a large amount of errors. “We made a lot of progress in the spring,” coach Al Golden said….
The 2012 season may still be roughly six months away, but the Miami Hurricanes football team completed its first day of live action in an inter-squad scrimmage at Ted Hendricks field in Hialeah.
Miami’s track and field season shot the gun this past weekend, as the two-day Hurricane Invitational meet brought teams from across the country to Coral Gables, and provided a launching pad for the full Hurricanes squad to begin preparations for the rest of the season.
Negativity in college football recruiting, just as in political campaigns, tends to signify the last bastion of a weakened opponent. According to Al Golden, Miami’s troubles have far too often been the source of another team’s sales pitch – but apparently, nobody bought any of it.
At some point during the current Republican vetting process, eight different candidates challenged for the position of top-elephant-in-the-room: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, John Huntsman and Rick Perry. That list doesn’t even include the sideshow-turned-center ring-turned-sideshow again candidacy of Donald Trump, Sarah Palin playing her ubiquitous game of…
That all of their losses combined for a deficit of 33 points, that each game lost had opportunities in the waning moments to steal victory, may not be enough to overcome or overshadow their totally mediocre record: 6-6. Last season was a farewell to the old in hopes of starting anew, though how they got there was anything but ordinary.
After coming out on the wrong side of close games the entire season, the visiting Hurricanes (6-5, 3-4) finally got it together at the end, beating South Florida 6-3 on a Jake Wieclaw 36-yard field goal as time expired. An offense just short of anemic for the first 55 minutes of the game came to life on a fifteen-play drive, as quarterback Jacory Harris and company got it together in the waning moments to give Wieclaw a chance.
Miami has had enough of the close losses, enough of the heartbreak. Their four-hour bus ride back from Tampa was to be filled with happiness, not regret, even if it meant having their kicker do it for them. But their joy was cut short just a day later. After coming out on the wrong side…
Miami has run out of options, run out of last-ditch hopes. All that remain are a few guarantees. The only guarantees the Hurricanes have for the season’s last two games, including this Saturday’s matchup against South Florida, aren’t very positive. Miami won’t finish the season with a win against Florida State, won’t earn a trip…