The Miami Hurricanes are now 3-0, but still getting a lot of criticism for blowing a 23-point lead in the fourth quarter and having to barely survive in overtime, 36-33.
Though I was personally very upset with allowing Nebraska to come back (at the time), I really let the game-result marinade all-day today in my mind. And, my final conclusion … a win is a win. Sure, there’s still a lot to be worked on, but think about it, both safeties, Deon Bush and Jamal Carter were ejected for targeting (as they were both having pretty good games) and Mark Walton had some huge plays called-back due to penalties.
There were signs of really good and yes, there was signs of really bad. But, Nebraska towards the end, was playing for their lives with nothing to lose. And, when it counted most, Miami stepped-up big with a huge interception in overtime.
Remember, last year Miami gave up a big lead to FSU and the outcome didn’t go our way. And, well, the Seminoles ended up making it to the college playoffs. I’m not saying we’re as good as the ‘Noles last year, but they barely got by many games because they knew how to just win. It took them near the “promise land”.
In the end, my opinion only goes so far. So, with some anger still in the air, what do the ex-Hurricanes think about the wild game against the ‘Huskers? Let’s take a look at what some ‘Canes alumni had to say:
The great Miami Hurricanes quarterback, Bernie Kosar understands the rivalry between both teams. He also realizes that this may’ve had nothing to do with Miami’s lack of performance, but instead, Nebraska’s toughness.
Ex-Hurricanes’ QB, Stephen Morris shows a bit of concern with the Nebraska comeback.
…As does former Miami defensive back, Brandon Harris.
I found Miami Dolphins and former ‘Canes’ offensive tackle, Jason Fox’s tweet funny. He thought Miami had the game in the bag before he had to fill his tummy.
Former Miami DB, Duane Starks’s tweets something very interesting. Miami is known for a 3-4 defense and many criticize Coach D’Onofrio for never changing the formation. Is this a sign of the coaches truly making adjustments?
In a nutshell, going undefeated in football is always a tough task. I’m not saying Miami will go undefeated, but sometimes things need to “fall your way”. I believe there’s a lot to take from this win and build on.
Miami will have next Saturday off. They’ll play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
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