Your Miami Hurricanes played hard and played well for most of the game on Saturday but in the end they still got shucked 41-31 by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln. Last night the 'Canes showed once again on National television that are are simply not (yet) ready for prime time.
Numbers don't lie and the fact is that Miami's recent numbers against quality opponents are not good. According to some reports the Hurricanes have now gone to 1-17 on the road against ranked teams and 1-23 against teams with 8 or more wins over the past several years.
That is simply not going to get it done at UM or anywhere else for that matter.
So what to do now Canes fans? After a week that belonged to "The Bootlickers" last week, this week belongs to "The Haters" who will be pouring out the Haterade in what is likely to be record quantities.
Speaking for myself as a long-time, devout Miami Hurricanes fan (since 1973), I am unhappy with yet another loss in a game in which UM appeared to have enough talent but not enough technique to win.
It has become clear that at some point in the near future that talent, coaching and strategy (and maybe plain old good luck?) must come together for Miami to pull one of these games out.
And that needs to happen soon.
By soon, I mean REALLY soon, like next week against Duke (4-0) and (dare I say) again later this season against a team like #1 ranked FSU.
Still, the way I see things it is time to choke down a few large glasses of Haterade for the next few days and then move on and re-group, re-focus and re-double our efforts to win the Coastal division of the ACC starting with a win over Duke at home in Sun Life Stadium next week.