The sad reality about the hurricanes. Enough is enough.


Hi guys, it’s Marsh. Long time no see.

So how do I start, what is there to say? I can write my complaints about the Hurricanes, but it will be the same as what fans have heard for the past 15 seasons.

Let me start by saying this: Miami is an Andy Borregales field goal against App State that was not 0-5 in the last 5 games dating back to last year. During that time they dropped 62 points to UNC, lost their 10th bowl game in 11 bowl appearances, were blown out to Alabama, and then lost at home to Michigan State with 21 points.

Miami started the season in 14th place and has so far been surpassed with 105-55 points, the offense averages just 18.3 points per game, and they are at the start with 1-2 for the second time in three seasons. Oh, and statistically they are the worst tackling team in the nation. 30 missed tackles against Michigan State. THIRTY.

Well, Miami hasn’t played an ACC game, they can still streak, win the Coastal, and play for the conference championship. We ALL hope this happens. I would be on the first plane to Charlotte to see the canes.

But at this point, who is really confident that this will happen? And if you think that’s going to happen, I salute you for being so optimistic. Unfortunately, however, I don’t think it’s in the cards.

The fact that people predicted 10 wins ahead of the season and the fact that Miami would now have to win the remaining 9 games on the schedule just to get that done is embarrassing. That Miami has been 23-21 years old since the 2017 Notre Dame game is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that Hurricanes fans go crazy every season.

And let me say this, I was ALWAYS the Manny Diaz guy. Loved him as defensive coordinator, applauded his attitude when he became head coach, and for the most part, I had always believed that he could get this program where it belongs. I wanted him to be so successful, we all did.

We bought our way into the hype during the 2019 low season, 2020 low season and 2021 low season. We bought #TNM, the rides on yachts, the confidence, firing bad coaches and hiring flashy new assistants. For the most part, all of Miami fans thought Manny was the guy.

But he’s not that type. It’s that simple. The experiment didn’t work.

Year three under Diaz as head coach, and Miami is still repeating the same problems. They can’t be strong in the first half, too many penalties, undisciplined and experienced players who were still below average still start somehow. Accountability is still not there after three years.

But at the end of the day, I can’t blame Manny with all of the blame because in reality he should never have been hired. A new head coach should never have been seen as a savior for this program.

Blake James. That is all I will say on the subject.

It’s hard to talk about a head coaching search when the season is only 3 weeks away so I won’t be posting a list of names or anything like that.

However, enough is enough. Not just from Manny, but in general. A bowl win since 2006, a Coastal title since 2004, no ACC championships since joining the conference, enough is enough. Attendance will keep dropping, recruits will keep hearing how great The U used to be because there has been no success lately, how long can this go on?

When are average football and mediocrity unacceptable? Guess we’ll find out.


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