The University of Miami Hurricanes have had their share of highs and lows this season. From the Nevin Shapiro scandal that still hangs an inauspicious cloud over the program, to the heartbreaking ACC loss to the Virginia Cavaliers, the Hurricanes have had a roller coaster start to the season.
This group of players and coaches has stuck through the adversity and remained committed to each other and the goals that are still out there for them to achieve.
Al Golden and his coaching staff have been committed to restoring a winning tradition and a sense of swagger to Coral Gables, Fla., and even with the pending NCAA sanctions looming over the program, the Hurricanes are definitely on the right path in year one.
From Miami's scandal ordeal to the impending departure of stars such as Jacory Harris and Sean Spence, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the program, but here are five reasons why the schedule favors Miami, and why they won't lose again during the 2011 season.