I want the Canes to win games. I want to yell and scream and cheer my team, my alma mater to victory.
I want that as bad as any fan out there. But, after yet another loss to Florida State, our 6th loss to the Seminoles in a row, I've come to a realization:
This is who we are. This is as good as it gets for this team.
Now, don't mistake me writing this as liking this level of performance (or lack thereof, depending on your point of view). I hate it. I DO NOT like it. Not one bit. But, if we're being real, this is who we are.
Here. Let me share a tweet (one of the many) from last night: (Advisory: NSFW language)
That's been our best against FSU the last 2 years. Plain and simple, our best isn't good enough. And that fucking sucks.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 11, 2015
Here's what I mean by "our best": that game last night, and also last year vs. Florida State, were the best that we can hope for from Miami. Not the best performance ever, but the ceiling of performance for this team.
Were there mistakes? Yes. Missed tackles. Penalties. Dropped balls. Over and under thrown passes. And other things I'm probably forgetting.
Could things have been better? Of course. But, that's in a vacuum. In reality, with this collection of coaches and talent? The games you saw against FSU in 2014 and 2015 were the best performances that we can expect to see out of the Hurricanes.
Yes, there could be the random 30-7 win over VT or something similar, but are we really saying that's better than beating FSU? No, of course not. Because, contrary to everything that everybody associated with the Hurricanes program said over the past 10 days, the FSU game isn't just another game. It's not like the others. It matters more, and we all know that.
But, as for where we are as a team, as a staff, as a program, right now, this is the best that we've got. This is as good as it gets.
Mediocrity, thy name is Miami.