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Still catching L’s: Miami’s losing streak continues

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The type of streak that no one likes is extended another week.

NCAA Football: Miami at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

For the fourth consecutive game the Miami Hurricanes have lost. This time they lost to one of their biggest rivals from the 1980s, Notre Dame. The offense played a horrid first half, but played much better in the second. Down by 20 points, Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya almost engineered a come-from-behind win, which would have definitely earned himself a much needed career highlight.

Since 1980, Miami has only lost four consecutive games in a season four times. In that time span, no coach has ever lost more than four consecutive games. With a tough Pittsburgh team up next, Richt could be the first coach to drop five in a row since Miami has been relevant.

For all the winning Richt did at Georgia, he is no stranger to a four game losing streak. In 2010, his Bulldogs went 6-7 with a freshman Aaron Murray at quarterback. This Miami team should be different, since it is led by a junior and once upon a time Hiesman hopeful, quarterback Brad Kaaya.

All is not bad, though. Kaaya played excellently for most of the second half, until he took a sack that ended the game. With time, Kaaya can pick apart a defense, but with constant pressure he is a liability, like most non-mobile quarterbacks. The offensive line continued its abysmal play, allowing three sacks in just the first half.

Looking forward.

If Miami has any hopes of ending this losing streak, they better play two halves of good offense. Pittsburgh is the fourth best scoring team in the conference, while Miami is tied with Duke for fourth worst.

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