Miami Hurricanes 4-0 Start is Far From Perfect

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer /
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Coming off an emotional and program changing win vs Florida State, the Miami Hurricanes are 4-0 and tops in the state. Where do the Canes go from here?

Like what is customary as a spectator in a tennis match, Miami Hurricanes fans’ heads have gone back and forth watching inconsistent brilliance. The first quarter of the season done, Miami beat its major rival and amassed a perfect record in doing so. Good.

The first quarter of the season has been accentuated with an inconsistency that is as much troubling as it is promising. A microcosm of the aforementioned is quarterback Malik Rosier’s play in the first half vs. FSU. It was painful to watch. Bad.

Miami Hurricanes pass catchers seemed to be wearing FSU garnet and gold capes. Rosier struggled because of it and was four of 16 for 34 yards in the first half. Nothing seemed to be going the Hurricanes way.

Rosier’s second half? He had three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Darrell Langham. Rosier was so surgical they would have made a surgeon blush. One-half Rosier could not hit water if he fell out of a boat. The next half he’s an avenger worthy of his own film in the Marvel Universe.

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