2019 has been of the most wild, rollercoaster, disappointing seasons that I can recall for the Hurricanes. A year that began with so much hope, Miami now sits at 6-6 with tons of questions to be asked. I thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of best tweets from this season.
Miami goes 10-2 in the regular season. Book it. pic.twitter.com/6E0BhptaDT— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) August 5, 2019
In the weeks leading up to Miami’s opening game against the Gators on August 24th, I was filled with optimism about the Canes season. Manny Diaz had hyped up the entire fanbase, plus Miami had tons of talent, you really thought that 2019 was going to be a different year in Coral Gables. I myself, like many others, predicted the Canes to go 10-2 and win the ACC Coastal.
Post UF game (0-1):
Last tweet of the night: this team will rebound. This is not the 2018 Hurricanes, you could tell that this was a different team. My predictions and expectations aren’t changing. Trust Manny. Trust Jarren. Go Canes #BeatUNC— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) August 25, 2019
Even after the Canes 24-20 loss to Florida in Orlando, I was still very much optimistic for Miami in 2019. They had just taken a top-10 team down to the wire, and there was a lot from that game where you were confident in a successful year, and you were feeling good about quarterback Jarren Williams.
Post UNC game (0-2):
As always. Go Canes. That will never ever change. Y’all can sit here and be negative, not gonna solve anything, just wasting your time. I love this team, and still 100% believe that 2019 will end on a positive note and Manny Diaz is the right man for the job— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) September 8, 2019
Miami’s loss to North Carolina was heartbreaking and also made me realize that the Canes maybe aren’t as good as we thought they’d be. That being said, in the offseason, I predicted Miami to lose to UNC so I wasn’t as shocked as most people, and I still held out hope that the year would end on a great note.
Post Bethune Cookman game (1-2):
WE ARE BACK https://t.co/RfDXLRLu2q— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) September 15, 2019
Beating Bethune-Cookman 63-0 was expected, and it was just good to get the first win of the season.
Post Central Michigan game (2-2):
Just got WiFi.......— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) September 22, 2019
CANES BEAT CENTRAL MICHIGAN ONLY BY 5?!?!?!?
SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY WE ONLY WON BY 5— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) September 22, 2019
Miami was supposed to beat Central Michigan by 30-40 points, and when I got back from vacation see the final score be 17-12, I was confused. The offensive line continued to struggle, and the offense as a whole was disappointing. Still, we were 2-2.
Post Virginia Tech game (2-3):
I hate sports pic.twitter.com/NzYXTaG4SX— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 6, 2019
Honestly don’t know if I’ve been this upset after a Canes loss— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 6, 2019
The Va Tech game was the one that broke me a little. Miami came in off a bye, at home, and was down 28-0 to the Hokies in the first half. Then, they had the audacity to comeback and tie the game at 35 in the fourth quarter, only to end up losing 42-35. It was a new low.
Post Virginia game (3-3):
CANES WIN BABY!!!! pic.twitter.com/YItKmAH5lq— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 12, 2019
Somehow, someway, behind quarterback N’Kosi Perry and Gregory Rousseau making a name of himself, the Canes pulled off the 17-9 upset over then-ranked Virginia. The win made it seem that this was the corner that Miami was trying to turn.
And then next week happened.
Post Georgia Tech game (3-4):
Optimistic Marsh is gone. pic.twitter.com/4Bwn8uNFmU— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 19, 2019
I don’t wanna hear “it’s Manny’s first year” I don’t want to hear your excuses. You should’ve beaten this team by 3-4 touchdowns. That was an embarrassing display.— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 19, 2019
In a game where the Hurricanes should’ve won by at least 25 points, they found a way to lose in overtime, at home, to a 1-5 Georgia Tech team. I was visibly disappointed in Coach Diaz.
Post Pittsburgh game (4-4):
It wasn’t pretty, but the Canes pull it out. I’m happy, relieved, thankful. Let’s keep it going pic.twitter.com/bWwoM9qj6W— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 26, 2019
Holy hell. That was an emotional win. I had absolutely zero confidence with 5 minutes left. PROPS TO JARREN WILLIAMS. WAY TO STEP UP AND GO WIN THE GAME— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 26, 2019
What a difference a week makes! Miami was underdogs going into Pitt, and thanks to a last second touchdown from Williams to K.J. Osborn, the Hurricanes got the 16-12 win.
Post FSU game (5-4):
CANES TOOK OVER TALLY. 3 YEARS IN A ROW #WeBeatFSU pic.twitter.com/GSaLsea0wJ— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 2, 2019
MIAMI WINS MIAMI WINS MIAMI WINS!!!!!!! THE CANES BEAT FLORIDA STATE!!!!!!!!! 3 YEARS IN A ROW #WeBeatFSU— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 2, 2019
Moving onto rivalry week in Tallahassee, the Canes took care of the Seminoles 27-10, with Williams playing well at QB, and Miami’s defensive line simply dominating. The vibes were good in UM and the Hurricanes were finally above .500 for the season.
Post Louisville game (6-4):
Alright it’s nap time. Great win Canes. This team is clicking right now and it’s great to see. Happy times— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 9, 2019
TOUCHDOWN MIKE HARLEY!!!! JARREN WILLIAMS NEW SCHOOL RECORD 6 TD PASSES LETS GOOOOOOOO— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 9, 2019
Without a doubt the crowning jewel of the 2019 season for the Hurricanes, drubbing Louisville 52-27 on senior day at Hard Rock Stadium. The offense looked its best it had all year, and this was finally what we were expecting when we heard about The New Miami.
Post FIU game (6-5):
Growing paints isn’t losing to FIU. Stop trying to justify every loss— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 25, 2019
FIU post game reaction. I’m not mad, I’m embarrassed pic.twitter.com/pL8Mfv6SJi— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 24, 2019
Then, everything crumbled. Following the bye week, Miami played FIU at Marlins Park, and suffered perhaps one of the worst losses in program history. The backlash to the 30-24 defeat was one that saw the fanbase pull a 180 and start to question everything about UM.
Post Duke game (6-6):
If someone isn’t fired after this I’m marching to Coral Gables and raising hell— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) December 1, 2019
What year am I living in when Miami loses to FIU and Duke in consecutive weeks? I miss The U— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) December 1, 2019
Finally we have this past Saturday, where the Hurricanes fell to 6-6 to Duke, in a game where most were uninterested given what happened the week prior against FIU. After the Duke loss, I had had enough.