Miami-Virginia Tech: Canes are Back, But Have a Tough Match-Up in Front of Them

Posted by Justin Cates on September-23-2009 Add Comments

Somehow after defeating wildly inconsistent Florida State and thumping one-dimensional Georgia Tech, Miami is "back."

The "swagger" has returned, and "Da U" is back on top of the college football world.

At least that’s what the media would have us believe.

Pat Forde claims Miami is No. 1, Kirk Herbstreit put Miami at No. 5, and with all the media love, the Hurricanes leapt 11 spots in the AP poll to No. 9.

Now give credit where credit’s due. Randy Shannon has done a fine job revamping the Miami program. After their post-probation mini-resurgence in the first half of the 2000s, the ’Canes fell off under Larry Coker. Without the firm hand of Butch Davis, the team went off course, and Shannon ha...

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