Canes Beating Cards Good For Recruiting

The Miami Hurricanes and Louisville Cardinals haven’t faced off since 2006 but could be on track for back-to-back showdowns.

First up is a December 28 matchup in Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. From there, the two could meet again next fall, as early as the season opener.

However it plays out, Miami and Louisville are about to get familiar as Atlantic Coast Conference foes, resulting in some great on-the-field moments and epic recruiting battles.

While a New Year’s Eve bowl in Atlanta against a quality SEC team had a sexier ring to it, taking on Louisville in Orlando is full of pluses, as well.

The Hurricanes have a legitimate shot at the program’s first 10-win campaign since 2003 and can also close out the year with three straight victories—capped with UM’s first postseason success since 2006.

That’s measurable progress, especially considering the depths to which Miami plummeted over the past decade.

Al Golden and staff continue their quest to bring the Hurricanes back to prominence. Half of this month will be spent preparing for the bowl game, while the rest of their time will be dedicated to closing strong on the recruiting front.

According to ESPN, Miami is set to reel in 2014’s third-ranked class, while the current squad is on alert that nothing will come easy this month now that Golden declared every position an open race.

“Guys have ‘spots’ on mediocre teams,” Golden told the Palm Beach Post. ” ‘That’s my spot. Hey, this is my position.’ It’s really not your position. The position is the University of Miami’s position.”

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