Think about a love gone bad. Think about the loss. Think about the pain.
Then think about back in the day when the lovely Linda Ronstadt sang:
"I've been cheated. Been mistreated. When will I be loved."
From what I can tell, most University of Miami fans say this is exactly how they feel. They feel they have been cheated out of their rightful place among the college football elites.
They toil and anguish about how their intense love for "The U" that has suddenly gone sour. They hope, wish, pray and long for better days ahead in spite of the recent struggles.
Larry Coker got the keys to the Porsche and turned it into a Pinto.
Randy Shannon came along and turned it into a crash and burn pick up truck.
Al Golden now appears to have run into a ditch, is stuck and can't get out.
What happens next is anybody's guess. But unless Golden get's a jump start and his wheels unstuck and out of the mud he may too wind up as just another roadside casualty of the UM coaching conundrum.
It is clear that what happens over the next few weeks will tell you all you need to know about Golden and his future as head coach of the UM football program.
Simply put Miami must beat Duke, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati in the coming weeks before facing down Virginia Tech on a Thursday night on ESPN. Then and only then can Miami Hurricane fans decide which way to go and what to do.
I have run the Canespace blog through some of the darkest times in recent UM football history. I need some love, and I need it now. At this point most of us feel cheated and mistreated. I can fully understand that.
But most of us can forget all of that if this question is finally answered with a few big wins. Then we will know: "When will I be loved?"