Entries by Vishnu Parasuraman

Miami Hurricanes Free to Dream As Last Vestiges of Lethargy Wash Away

Blake James walked off the field in Tallahassee, the victim of his own hubris, the physical manifestation of the University of Miami’s collective lack of ambition. The Hurricanes’ original sin was the overreaction to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. That reporting and the subsequent uninformed, hysterical media coverage resulted in a series of panicky, ill-advised moves […]

Miami Looks to Their King for Salvation

The kick to open the 4th quarter was low, but hooked over the bar. Chris Dunn, the NC State kicker, celebrated wildly after nailing the 53-yarder. Those celebrations included gesticulating wildly at the Hurricanes’ bench imploring them to fellate him. And as well he should. The kick put NC State up 10, with a Win […]

Manny Diaz’s Date With Destiny

In a way, Manny Diaz embodies everything about Miami generally, and Miami football, specifically. The eponymously named son of a former mayor of Cuban descent enters a pivotal third year as captain of Miami’s ship with the daunting task of arresting a 20-year slide and restoring one of college football’s elite programs to their rightful […]

The Miami Hurricanes’ Déjà Vu And Breaking the Cycle

Let’s start with some multiple choice. “The numbers are so astonishingly bad as to stress the bounds of reality.” The following quote can be used to accurately describe which of the following? Miami’s bowl record. The routine, record setting performances of Canes’ opponents. Miami’s preparation to start games. The ability of the Canes’ WRs to […]

The Rise of the (Miami) King

Manny Diaz didn’t hesitate. The Miami Hurricanes had come out flat against North Carolina State. The Wolfpack had gone 89 yards in 6 plays to take a 7-0 lead. The last thing Miami wanted to do was punt the ball back to NC State. So no, Manny Diaz didn’t hesitate. Instead, he put the ball […]

A Night of Magic in the Magic City

Sometimes life is unfair. You do the things the right way, put your best foot forward, and it doesn’t go your way. And sometimes you get exactly what you deserve. Miami 52, Florida State 10. And the game wasn’t as close as the score indicated. A result like this does cause me to pause and […]

Five Reasons to Like the Canes Win Over Louisville

The Canes went on the road with the whole nation watching and walked out of Louisville with a comfortable 13-point victory. With Florida State on the horizon, here are 5 reasons to like Miami’s performance against Louisville: D’Eriq King is fantastic. King was in total control of the offense. There were some questions after the […]