Hurricanes Dominated in the NFL in the '00s
No college football team hit such heights and then sunk to such lows this decade than the Miami Hurricanes. From the 2001 team that won a national championship -- and is considered by most sane sports commenters as the best college team of the past ten years if not of all time -- to the 2007 season that saw the Canes fall to 5-7. That was the season the Canes got shut out in a 41-0 heartbreaker against Virginia in their final game in the Orange Bowl and didn't meet bowl eligibility for the fist time since '97.
The program produced 63 NFL draft picks and 26 first-rounders this decade, more than any other team. In comparison, USC had only 61 picks and 15 first-rounders.
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