2007: 5-7. 2008: 7-6. 2009: 9-4.
Randy Shannon's habit of winning two more games per season has the Hurricanes on the fast track to more national championships and more high-profile draft prospects for NFL scouts to drool over. If we to assume the trend will continue, Miami will most likely play in a BCS bowl this year, and possibly get on a plane to Glendale, Arizona to play for the national title in the Fiesta Bowl.
But an 11-1 season ain't easy, folks: no matter how good your team is, the stars have to align properly. At least if you're playing a tough schedule (Florida, you know NCAA rules allow you to play nonconference games outside your home state, right?).
Click through the slideshow to see what needs to happen for Miami to truly return to the form of the feared teams of old.