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Battle Tested Canes Fight Back To Win Again

The doubters were drooling for a Canes loss so the Paul Finebaums of the world could say, “See i told ya the  Miami Hurricanes are a fraud ” . In fact the tweets were coming out fast and furious in the first quarter when Miami trailed a game Virginia team 14-0 before a stunned Hard Rock Stadium. Most folks said going in Miami had to be leery of the dreaded trap game, the noon kickoff, the unranked opponent. This game did not have the box office appeal as the previous two Saturday night’s of prime time TV against hated rivals Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

Which is exactly the type of test Miami needed while on this magic carpet ride of a season.

Great teams don’t only win when they are at their best, they win when they have to fight, to struggle and dig a little deeper. The Canes appeared to be sleepwalking at times and the Cavaliers were playing with that nothing to lose mindset. Even going for an onside kick after they jumped out 14-0, Miami was reeling.

However like a great fighter in a championship bout, the Canes composed themselves. They had been here before, they were down before and they had the confidence and the resolve to fight back. Inspired as always by the nation’s hottest piece of jewelry the turnover chain.

 The Canes could have packed it in and said , “We just didn’t have it today” . They could have settled for the fact that they finally have an opportunity to win the  ACC Championship having already won the Coastal Division for the first time ever. Nah, they want more, they want to win it all.


The Canes reeled off 30 consecutive points after trailing by 14 points for the second time on Saturday. This may have been the defining moment in this sensational season so far.  Many championship teams point to a single moment or a game when they realized something special was going on . That they were in the midst of something truly remarkable.

I know we still have a ways to go , but we may have  just witnessed a pivotal moment in this season, in Miami’s 44-28 triumph on Saturday.  This gritty team has heart. The heart of a champion….never underestimate that.