Aside from Michigan beating Notre Dame next week, there is little I want more than Miami to beat OSU in their own backyard, as payback for the 2003 BCS NC Game. The Canes see this not just as an opportunity to move up the BCS rankings, but also to erase a bad taste in their mouth. Former players are weighing in http://buzztap.com/link.jsp?id=2199985&cid=320.
"Hurricanes of today have been getting calls, e-mails, text messages, even handwritten notes, of Hurricanes from yesteryear about why Saturday's trip to Ohio State carries a bit more weight than just any other big game."
"All the alumni who comes back to train, they all leave us with that note," Miami cornerback Brandon Harris said. "'Go get 'em for us. We owe them one.' So we feel this game isn't just for us. It's going to be for the fans and the former players who played in that game."
The Pump Up videos are out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVJCsgnY_M&feature=youtube_gdata_player and the last time a lower ranked Hurricane team (#12) played a higher ranked OSU team (#9), the outcome wasn't pretty for the favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFmNYa8o2xI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
I wont say Miami will pull it off but I get the feeling these Canes are playing more for revenge than rankings, and that makes them quite dangerous. Nothing will feel sweeter than going into hostile territory are potentially ruining their national title hopes. This is a game to watch.Go Blue!