I said it before and I will say it again “The U” is not back.
Certainly this year has been exciting, beating Florida State in Tallahassee in a wild finish. Crushing Notre Dame at home; with the College Gameday crew in attendance. A ten win season along with going to the ACC title game, and even the Orange Bowl.
All great accomplishments in a single college season, especially for a team like the University of Miami.
It was not enough though, and Mark Richt proves once again that his coaching ability in high pressure games is questionable.
Miami took a 14-3 lead in the 1st quarter, even busted out the Turnover Chain.
Unfortunately, the game doesn’t end in the 4th quarter, for the rest of the game the Hurricanes were outclassed and never came out of the 24-14 deficit at halftime.
Once, again fans were left in disgust, disappointment and heartbreak all at the same time.
Who do we blame? There always is a person or thing to blame.
Well let’s start with the coach, who was so irate with the referees that he became physical as if he was at UFC 219 instead of the Orange Bowl. His play call was bad, tried a 54-yd field goal instead of punting deep. He abandoned the run which lead to an interception in the end zone.
We can blame Malik Rosier who throws to the other team as much as he throws to Braxton Berrios.
Three interceptions in a bowl game aren’t going to win championships I’m sorry to say. The interception in the endzone needs to be thrown as he makes the cut not after.
Heck let’s throw the referees on the blame train as well. I mean come on, that first touchdown scored by Wisconsin could be the worst touchdown call I have seen in my existence, especially when you hear the broadcasters stating “He needs to be inside the pylon for it to count”.
Besides that bad call, the Rosier pick in the endzone was not completely his fault you can see a full fist of Lawrence Cager’s pants in the defenders hands, all though it was completely under thrown which could have persuaded the no call.
For my last who to blame, I am going with the fans.
Yea I don’t blame you for getting excited; I mean this is the Hurricanes we are talking about.
I include myself with the blame train to an extent.
The hype has to go though, Turnover Chain is still the greatest swag in college football, but we haven’t really seen the swag in the 3 game losing streak.
We haven’t won anything yet besides bragging rights to a crappy Florida State team and 9 other teams.
Why did we hype the team up so much? Because of a chain, a coach ready to brawl and a win over an Irish team that was/is over rated, or maybe the 10-game win streak did us over.
I will tell you this, none of that matters. You have to agree ending the season on a 3-game losing streak where all of those games could’ve changed the season’s outcome dramatically puts a sour taste in your mouth and makes those other games meaningless.
All I am saying is pump the brakes on “The U” is back.
Be the best fan you can be and when a playoff spot is claimed and won then I will say the U is back.