Much has been made about the first four games on the University of Miami's 2009 football schedule.
Many have asked: "Who was the masochist that could have put this schedule could together?"
Some have wondered how many wins the Canes can manage to squeeze out of the first four games against three top ACC foes and one non-conference national title contender with a Heisman hopeful at QB.
A few have even said they would settle right now for a 2-2 split to start the season.
That's right Canes fans, you can forget about "settling" for 2-2 record after the first four games. Instead let's take a look at the two extremes at each end of the win/loss spectrum: 4-0 or 0-4.
If the Canes come out of the gate, uh the tunnel of smoke, and win the first four games they will be ranked in the top 10 and in the drivers seat to win the ACC with wins over FSU, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
They will have beaten four top 25 pre-season ranked teams in consecutive weeks, two of them on the road in very tough places to win like Tallahassee and Blacksburg.
Canes fans will be in Heaven!
Miami will have won four games on national TV in front of huge audiences. The first two games alone will be the only games on TV when the Canes have their Labor Day match-up against the Seminoles and the Thursday night game on ESPN against Georgia Tech.
Follow that with what are sure to be nationally featured games @ VT and then against Oklahoma at The Shark and ESPN will be in overdrive expalining how they all predicted "Miami would be back this year."
No matter how you look at it, the first four games of the season are likely to be Heaven or Hell.
Win all four at it will be like Heaven! Lose all four and there will be Hell to pay.
Tomorrow we will look at 0-4.
Say your prayers now...