Is Miami for real? The answer is YES!
As it gets deeper and deeper in to the college football season, this is the question many people are seeking the answer to.
After No. 2 Penn State and No. 4 TCU took their first losses of the season, Miami is one of the four teams remaining undefeated. With the playoffs around the corner the Canes are fighting to prove they deserve a spot in the rankings and the consideration as a true contender for the national championship.
Despite having an undefeated season, Miami is still ranked No. 10 and some still question if Miami is legit. Many wonder if their schedule has been a cakewalk, but the Hurricanes continue to silence their doubters.
From surviving Hurricane Irma that devastated Miami and other parts of the United States, to knocking off any opponent that has came in its path, including longtime heated rival Florida State and defeating Virginia Tech 28-10 in week 10, Miami continues put a deaf ear to the critics and continues to prove that it can weather any storm.
2017 has truly been a significant, emotional, and special season for the Canes and its fan base.For their fans this is the season they have been waiting for.
It has been 16 years since Miami has had an undefeated season. The last time they were undefeated was in 2001 under the leadership of Larry Coker. Now under the leadership of head coach Mark Richt and quarterback Malik Rosier the Hurricanes are on that same path.
This is coach Richt’s second year as the head football coach and has already made improvements from last season. For the 2016 season the Canes finished 9-4 overall and 5-3 in the ACC. This season his team is currently 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the Atlantic Costal Conference and it seems like being undefeated is Miami’s only way to make it to the playoffs.
According to NCAA.com, Miami has a 15 percent chance of making the playoffs. With monstrous football programs such as No.1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, and No. 4 Clemson basically already sealing their spots in the playoffs, the Hurricanes best option is to win out and remain perfect.
With only three weeks left in the season, week 11 will be a huge one.
The Hurricanes will take on No. 3 Notre Dame at home at Hard Rock Stadium. This maybe Miami’s biggest test of the season and If victorious, it will be hard to put up a case against why Miami shouldn’t have a playoff spot.