Last November Miami thoroughly demolished what would become a 10-win Notre Dame team 41-8. That win made the Hurricanes 9-0. A week later Miami beat Virginia 44-28 to clinch its first double-digit win total since 2003. It was only the second year at his Alma Mater for coach Mark Richt but it appeared, for a moment, that “The U.” was back.

There was talk of the Hurricanes making the College Football playoffs. It was premature.

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