- Feb 2, 2012
Back in 2013, Miami finished the season 9-4 after losing in a blowout to Louisville. It was the best season Miami had had since 2009's 9-4 season (with a loss in the same bowl game). This year, Miami finished 8-3 with a much closer bowl loss to OKST. This 8-3 season was Miami's best record since 2017's 10-3 campaign.
TLDR: None of this really matters and we're only delaying the obvious. 2013 was a farce, in terms of improvement. Of course getting a better DC will improve things but you still have a loser at HC. The real reason for "improvement" was a weak schedule.
A few things:
1. Yes, that was true that our record in 2013 was 9-4.
2. Yes, that is true that our record in 2020 was 8-3.
3. In 2013, some of us knew ALbortion was a fraud. It wasn't because of his refusal to fire Coach D. It was these 3 straight losses:
FSU: 27 Points / 517 Total Yards
VT: 18 Points / 549 Total Yards
Duke: 18 Points / 543 Total Yards
I can understand a loss to FSU. But with everything to play for, ALbortion consistently chit the bed. He was a loser. Changing his DC wouldn't fix this loser.
4. In 2013, there was no actual improvement. In 2012, we finished with a conference record of 5-3. In 2013, we finished with a conference record of 5-3. Our overall regular season record in 2012 was 7-5. Our overall regular season record in 2013 was 9-3. The difference between those two seasons:
2012 OOC: Kansas State (11-2) and Notre Dame (12-1)
2013 OOC: UF (4-8) and South Florida (2-10)
There was no improvement, only a much easier OOC schedule.
5. As for 2020, we went 7-2 in conference. In conference, we had conference wins against:
Perhaps this isn't that impressive. Perhaps the similarity, to 2013, is just a crappy schedule.