It was October 25th, 2015. And the Al Golden led Miami Hurricanes were taking their home field against #7 Clemson. As airplanes circled the stadium with banners that called for Golden to be fired, the program found themselves at a crossroads and hoped they could make things better with a solid game against the Tigers.
Instead, it turned into a 58-0 embarrassment. The worst loss in the 90 plus year history of the school. Al Golden was fired the next day, and Mark Richt was brought in a couple of months later.
Fast forward to present day, two years have passed and Richt has brought the “U” back. Back to the point where they now find themselves one game away from a playoff birth and an ACC title. And two years later, it is that same Clemson team who now stands in their way. Except this time, they are the defending national champions.
If this was a movie script, even Hollywood might find it to be a little too unbelievable. But yet, here we stand. A day away from the Hurricanes having a shot at redemption and returning to former national title contention glory.
The Canes will have come full circle when they face off against the Tigers tomorrow night. And with past disappointments in mind, they will be uniquely motivated to make things right with a program defining win.