And so it is the final game for much of the vaunted 2008 recruiting class. It's certainly not the note that many wanted or imagined, but here we are. Coming this week we'll look back at the career of every 2008 recruit, but I think it's interesting to think about what this year has meant for those recruits. Part of their legacy will be having been the final wave of players implicated in the Nevin Shapiro scandal, but this season under Al Golden has maybe showed that many of the shortcomings of that class fall on the shoulders of Randy Shannon and his staff. Jacory Harris has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country this season, and Tommy Streeter, one of the bigger enigmas of the Shannon era, has emerged as something close to a go-to receiver this season. Of the 30+ players brought into that class, it's amazing to think that only Sean Spence has had a consistent, four year career at UM. It has to leave you wondering what would've happened had those players been developed by Al Golden and his staff.
The question of "what if?" will hang over the game today, but the senior class should at least go out with a win today. The 2011 Boston College Eagles, at 3-8, are one of the worst teams in school history. Their offense, missing star running back Montel Harris for almost the entire season, the least dynamic in the ACC by far, averaging just over 17 points a game. The Canes will see a lot of running backs Tahj Kimble and Rolandan Finch, and I'm sure the Eagles will try and slow the game down, but regardless Miami shouldn't have much trouble today.