While there still exists a long road ahead of the University of Miami’s football team, certain satisfaction can be gained from what has been accomplished thus far during the 2009 NCAA Division 1 football season. Quality victories over then ranked 18 Florida State and 14th ranked Georgia Tech have vaulted The U into the 9th position in the AP’s latest rankings.
Not since week 15 of the 2005 season (December 2005), have the Miami Hurricanes enjoyed the respect that comes with a national top-ten ranking. To be honest, it seems like a lot longer than that. If feels like its been the better part of a decade since the Canes have legitimately been contenders on the national stage.
No matter the length of time concerning UM’s drought, those days are clearly behind us.
Jacory Harris is a QB stud. No if’s and’s or but’s about it. He posesses the poise of a top notch pro QB in only his second game of his second season. Miami’s receivers are real threats. Miami’s offensive line has managed to provide Harris and the running tandem of Cooper and James with enough time and holes respectively to set a foundation for varied and intelligent offensive play-sets.
The University of Miami will put their #9 national ranking on the line this coming Saturday when they travel to Blacksburg, VA to take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.
It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane. It’s great to see the U be a threat once again on the national stage.