What had a Bigger Impact, Miami Hurricanes 10-0 start or 0-3 finish?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: De'Andre Wilder /
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During the Miami Hurricanes 10-0 start during the 2017 season, they rose to second in the College Football Playoff rankings. They were unable to sustain that momentum losing their last three games of the season.

The Miami Hurricanes lost their final regular-season game at Pittsburgh and followed that with losses against superior teams Clemson in the ACC Championship game and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.

The Miami Hurricanes finished 2016 strong with a five-game winning streak. They pushed it to 15 this season which was the Nation’s longest when they lost to Pittsburgh.

Now Miami enters 2018 with a three-game losing streak. What had a bigger impact on the program, the ten-game winning streak or the three-game losing streak?

The Miami Hurricanes silenced a lot of doubters this season. They finally were able to end the drought of never winning the ACC Coastal Division Title or appearing in the ACC Championship game.

The next goals are to win an ACC Championship and get to the College Football Playoff. Being in the discussion this season and sparking the debate over whether or not the U is back was a great start.

Mark Richt and his staff have improved the talent level significantly. The next step is improving the depth. Richt’s first three Miami recruiting classes have gone from ranked 22nd in 2016  to 12th in 2017 to eighth nationally this season in the 247Sports.Com Composite recruiting rankings.