After 14 consecutive years of having a Cane selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, the streak looks like it is going to come to a screeching halt this weekend.
As senior Jack McClinton’s final home free throw fell through the hoop for the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon, Coach Frank Haith called timeout and substituted Cyrus McGowan for McClinton.
I am not saying this year’s team is a title contender. I do, however, refuse to rule them out after four games.
Throughout the season, I argued that the dual-quarterback system worked for the ‘Canes. Neither was a complete player, and the combination usually worked to get the hot hand on the field at the end of the game. However, it is apparent that for the team to move forward a clear vision has to emerge. That means a clear starter.
This past weekend proved to be an eventful one on the recruiting trail for the Hurricanes. The two major, national high school all-star games were played on consecutive days; the Army All-American Bowl on Saturday and the Under Armor All-American Bowl on Sunday. As is tradition, both games featured players announcing their college choices to the nation by selecting their school’s hat from a table at different time during the games.
A look back at the Canes season brings hope of a bright future.