It feels like 'the good old days' for the 9-0 Miami Hurricanes
Coral Gables (CBS12) —
Are the Miami Hurricanes finally back? The 9-0 team not only convinced the Nation this past weekend with a 41-8 win over Notre Dame, they also convinced the College Football Playoff Committee, who have now ranked them No. 3. If the Canes win the next three games, including the ACC Championship game, they will earn a berth in the playoff to decide the National Championship. Yes, it's starting to feel like the good old days again.
"That's the reason why we came to the U," says freshman Deejay Dallas. "To win Championships."
The Canes haven't done that quite yet, but there was certainly a championship vibe at a loud and packed Hard Rock Stadium this past Saturday
"That place was rocking last Saturday," recalls Badgley. "So it's fun to see a stadium packed like that."
And the U, once again proving their doubters wrong by knocking off the # 3 Irish, keeping their hopes very much alive for a National Championship.
"If somebody doubts you, you can do one of two things," says Michael Pinkley, Canes sophomore linebacker. "You can believe in the doubt, or you can come up and stand tall and do what you've got to do."
"Everyone in the College football World was watching," says head coach Mark Richt. "And you can't ask for a better result in a big moment, A big moment for our crowd, a big moment for out players,a big moment for the program in general, for our football alumni, you don't think those guys were fired up."
The Hurricanes football team have five National Championship trophies displayed in the Gallery of Champions, three of them were won in the 1980's, so as satisfying and as fun as this week has been, this year's team knows there's a lot to live up to.
"It's high expectations," says offensive coordinator. "I mean you look around this fence, and the guys on the wall. you're carrying on a great legacy of players who came here and paved the right for you to play here and wear this jersey."
"We're trying to keep ourselves at a high standard," says sophomore defensive lineman Joe Jackson. "Going undefeated, it means nothing, we won the Coastal, but it means nothing compared to what we want to achieve.