For the second straight year the Miami Hurricanes (6-5, 4-3 ACC) will not be making a postseason appearance, according to the Miami Herald.
Miami, who faces looming NCAA sanctions due to the alleged involvement of former booster Nevin Shapiro, decided to forgo any postseason bowl game, including the ACC championship game if they were to beat Duke this Saturday. Instead, their season will come to an end, and again, Miami will be watching from the sidelines.
In an excerpt from the Herald, “UM announced its decision [on] Monday morning to self-impose a postseason ban, which also automatically means that the Hurricanes will not be eligible to represent the Coastal Division Of the Atlantic Coast Conference at the ACC title game [on] Dec. 1.”
So what does this mean for the University of Miami: As much as fans and players would like to cap the 2012 season off on a high note, at this point it becomes evident to think about the future of the Miami Hurricanes football program. It seems that it would be in Miami’s best interest to decline playing in any postseason games (ACC title game is considered postseason as well) to further protect the future seasons to come.
As disappointing as this news may be, most Miami fans expected the ‘Canes to self-impose with the hopes of limiting any sanctions that may be headed to Coral Gables.
Per the Herald, “…Georgia Tech will represent the Coastal in playing Florida State for the league championship.”
In what seems like an extremely drawn out process, Miami fans, as well as potential recruits, hope to hear news of the incoming sanctions sooner rather than later.
Sources: The Miami Herald