|Wed, November 19, 2014 at 1:24 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It's 2 days removed since the Miami Hurricanes lost a golden opportunity to dethrone and beat the still undefeated Florida State Seminoles and I've yet to come out of this depressing lull. As most Miami fans, we had grandiose ideas of beating Miami and re-emerging as a topic of discussion and no longer the butt of jokes, but as this painful sting of reality still lingers, Miami is still not close to being back to "The U". At these dark times I often wonder will the "U" ever be back?more
I went into this game with such high hopes. I was excited. The team was excited. The fans were excited. After the game I felt like someone slashed my tires, stole my girlfriend and kicked my dog for good measure.
All I want if for the "U" to be relevant again, for it to mean something like it use to. So many times I feel that we're so close to being that team that I can almost touch it, then as quickly as that feeling comes it goes out the door. Like we're being teased.
These kids played their heart out and I couldn't be prouder. It just hurts knowing a golden opportunity slipped through their hands like a touchdown pass to Braxton Berrios.
We as Hurricane fans can find solace in the fact that we have a stud at QB for the future. Brad Kaaya is the real deal and I look forward to watching him grow into the champion I think he can be.
I was on the field photographing the game so I had an up front, in your face view of the game. I wish I knew what happened at half time as it seemed the Canes went into protect the lead mode and were more conservative in the play calling. As soon as I kept seeing all those bubble screens in the 2nd half I knew Miami was in trouble. Where was the attacking Miami in the first half? The team that spread the ball and took shots deep?
The same thing with the defense. It felt like they weren't attacking as much in the 2nd half.
We can sit here and point fingers and have endless debates about who is at fault, but that isn't going to help this team get over the hump of beating a quality opponent.
Do we have the talent needed to be a contender again? Do we have the right coaches in place to take the Canes back to the promise land? Questions that will need to be answered soon before recruits start making their commitments.
Writing this makes me feel like a person who just broke up with their significant other and is asking questions, trying to find answers as to why the relationship ended. I won't lie I haven't felt hurt this bad over a game since the Yankees beat the Red-Sox back in 2003. I was miserable for days after that game. It's a tough loss to accept knowing the Hurricanes had control of the game but couldn't make that one clutch play needed to secure victory.
The night is darkest right before the dawn and Miami will emerge from the shadows again. Faith tells me that. Hope is what keeps us fans going and support is what this team needs every game and not just when FSU comes to town.