And while they weren’t suiting up for a game, many of the Canes players relished the opportunity to get back to work as the team opened its spring practice Tuesday morning on the Greentree Practice Fields.
A combination of turnovers, inefficiency on third downs, and a career-night by Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook ended up being Miami’s undoing as the No. 10 Hurricanes fell 34-24 to the No. 6 Badgers Saturday night in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium.
The University of Miami had 18 recruits sign Wednesday, nine of which from South Florida (Miami-Dade or Broward County), already solidifying most of its much-anticipated 2018 signing class.
It was announced Monday that Canes kicker Michael Badgley and wide receiver Braxton Berrios accepted invitations to participate in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
For the second straight season, the University of Miami had a player named a freshman All-American this week with freshman offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson receiving the honor from ESPN.
Still, the No. 3 Hurricanes overcame all those factors and rallied back from a 14-point third quarter deficit by scoring 30 straight points over the final 27 minutes to come away with a 44-28 win over the visiting Cavaliers Saturday – sending their upperclassmen out with a win on Senior Day and allowing the 63,415 fans at Hard Rock Stadium to breathe a sigh of relief.
No. 7 Miami put together its best performance of the season – and maybe in years – as the Hurricanes completely dismantled and out-classed visiting Notre Dame in a 41-8 drubbing of the No. 3 Fighting Irish in front of a capacity crowd of 65,303 at Hard Rock Stadium.