Coming into this season, if you had told any Hurricane fan that Miami would end the season at 10-2 and make the Orange Bowl, they would have said where do i sign.
And that’s exactly what they got after losing to Clemson in the ACC title game Saturday night. A conference title and a shot at the national title was lost, but in its place the Canes got what they always strived for in the past. An Orange Bowl birth.
They will be taking on one-loss Wisconsin who lost their only game of the season Saturday night when they fell to Ohio St in the big 10 title game. These two teams have played each other a few times in the past. The last game being in 2009 when the Badgers walked away with the victory.
For this Miami Hurricanes team this year, they put up an incredible effort and fell just short of shocking the nation. The fact of the matter is, this team is a year ahead of schedule in their progress. And now to be back playing in the Orange Bowl is a huge honor and achievement.
Sure, it would have been nice for things to work out this year. But to have a another home game in a major bowl bid is not a bad alternative. You never want to play for consolation prizes, but this ain’t a bad way to go.