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Canes are back…in the top 10 that is


The University of Miami Hurricanes football team is once again in territory were they used to stake claim every year. They are, according to the Associated Press, a top ten team in college football.

Clap. Clap. Clap.

With the latest rankings released on Sunday, the Canes are back amongst the elite most watched 10 teams in college football. And there my friends, is where everything stops.

Just because this team is amongst the elite, doesn’t mean they are elite.

Do they have a great offensive line? Hell yeah.
Is the quarterback a stud? Definitely.
Will Duke Johnson reek havoc on Sundays in the NFL? I sure hope so.
Has this defense done a 180 since last season’s embarrassing display? Yep.

But are they truly amongst the elite football teams in the nation? The jury is still out on this one. I need more games and quality wins before making a decision. Sorry, FAU, Savannah St., USF don’t count. UF and GA Tech do count. And that’s why I need more. I need to see more from this team. And this upcoming schedule is their chance to prove the doubters wrong.

To be clear, I’m not one of those doubters. I’m just a person who needs substantial proof before I plan parades, place rings on your fingers or scream from the top of my lungs “The U is Back”.

No. The only thing back about this team is that they are in the top ten. Until they win an ACC Championship and dismantle this conference like they did the Big East, the U isn’t back at anything.

November 2nd at Florida State and November 9th at Virginia Tech are dates that need to be circled. Make it through those two games unscathed and then we can talk. Oh and don’t forget the little ones in between like Virginia, UNC, etc.

Being a top ten school is great for the fans. But as they players will tell you, it don’t mean jack…right Duke?

About Ed Sylvain

Ed Sylvain is one half of the Sports Brothers. A 15 + year radio veteran, Ed spends his time now in the Education field. He concentrates his writings on the psychology of sports, writing on the social climate that affects the sports and non sports world.