A lot of expectation has always been on the Miami Hurricanes, and this season is no different.
Now that the Randy Shannon era has mercifully come to its end, the Hurricanes can look ahead to life with their new coach. Al Golden has an excellent track record at small schools and will attempt to bring his disciplined, smash mouth, take-care-of-the-football approach to South Beach. On paper, this is exactly what the Hurricanes need.
At even strength, this has the makings to be an excellent football team. The problem, in 2010 at least, was the amount of penalties (114th in the nation) and turnovers (27 INT’s from four different QB’s), which constantly put them behind the eight-ball.
This year, Golden’s primary objective has been to cut out all this nonsense and focus on executing and playing within the rules. Of course, this is easier said in April, May and June than done in September, but Golden has proven he can coach the game of football and Canes fans should be optimistic that their almost decades long nightmare may finally end.
Looking ahead to the fall, let’s take a look at each game on the schedule and predict what may or may not happen for the Miami Hurricanes in 2011.