It was quite the whirlwind this weekend for the Miami Hurricanes. And after it was all set and done, it became a weekend of firsts.
Before the big game against Notre Dame even began on Saturday night, the Hurricanes found out that they had become ACC Coastal division champions for the first time ever after Virginia Tech lost to Georgia Tech earlier in the day. Finally, for the first time since joining the ACC back in 2004, Miami will play in the ACC championship game on December 2nd. Their opponent will be the Atlantic Division champs, Clemson.
Then, after beating Notre Dame, Miami and coach Richt improved to 9-0 on the season. Of course the Hurricanes have done that before, but never coach Richt. For the first time in his career, Mark Richt has led a team to a 9-0 start.
Then the cherry on top came with the release of the AP poll yesterday morning. And for the first time since 2002, Miami saw themselves as the number 2 team in the country, right behind Alabama.
Now, with this weekend behind Miami, it’s time to move on to more lofty goals that start with beating Virginia this Saturday at noon for the final home game of the season.