After the University of Miami began its 2009 season with a pair of wins, dealing back-to-back ass-kickings to rival Florida State and always-tough Georgia Tech, quarterback Jacory Harris announced he would wear a pimp suit to the Heisman Trophy ceremony. And thats how the U got its swagger back. But the teams 31-17 defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech brought it all back to Earth as Miami posted a good but not great 9-4 record.
Now, with 13 starters returning to the lineup, Miami is entering head coach Randy Shannons fourth year, and the team is expected to bring home big wins in bunches. The U has a solid advantage because the team will face most of its biggest ACC opponents Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech at home. First, though, the Canes will have to drop some swagger on the Florida A&M Rattlers at Sun Life Stadium this Thursday.
Thu., Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., 2010