Unbelievable. Unacceptable. Intolerable.
That is what your Miami Hurricanes performance against the Virginia Cavaliers was on Saturday in Charlottesville. After a season that began with so much promise of talent, coaching and success how has it now wound down to a state of complete despair and undeniable misery?
Your Miami Hurricanes went on a road trip to face the Virginia Cavaliers in what was supposed to be a light dress rehearsal for a "real game" against UVA's in-state brethren the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20th when the ACC Coastal division title would be on the line.
Instead the Hurricanes got completely undressed and embarrassed by the lowly Cavaliers. Miami was beaten early and often (UVA led 24-0 before Miami woke up in the fourth quarter and tried to make a game of it), roughed up (UM QB Jacory Harris was knocked out of the game on a legal yet vicious hit) and then b*tch slapped by a Virginia team that was 3-4 and previously winless in the ACC.
The loss to Virginia is certainly going to leave a big, ugly mark on Miami's season record. No make it worse than that. This could be fatal.
The Hurricanes once again showed up but were not ready to play as Virginia took a 24-0 lead before Miami came back late in the fourth quarter to make it a game before losing 24-19.
Miami starting QB Jacory Harris was hurt early in the second quarter and may be out for the season. After Harris' exit from the game and straight to the lockeroom Miami was running on less than all eight cylinders and the game, and their entire season, seemed to be instantly over.
I said before the UVA game that: I got this! This saying had been infallible for five years in a row. But now obvioulsy I don't have this and the famous saying will now be retired.
So now the question is if I don't have this then who does? Is it UM President Donna Shalala? UM Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt? Head Coach Randy Shannon? Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple? Defensive Coordinator John Lovett? Special Teams Coach Pannunzio?
The $64,000 question is: Who is responsible for this situation and who is going to fix it?