Miami continues to be a fun, sophisticated city — boasting the sort of infrastructure, commerce, and amenities you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the nation, except unless we’re talking New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles.
Patrick Dwyer Financial Advisor sees the long-term potential of both Miami football and the city of Miami itself. As the sun continues to shine on Miami’s athletic teams as well as its real estate, so will it continue to shine on Miami’s citizens who are focused on building their wealth and value.
oday, however, we’re here to talk about one of the most storied college football programs in the country (and in NCAA history, for that matter) — The Miami Hurricanes, a team focused on continuing to build their value and prowess in the NCAA.
Ranked 4th on the all-time list according to Associated Press National Poll Championships, “The U” is tied with both USC and Ohio State — all of which nipping at the heels of other storied names like Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.
Miami football in particular distinguishes itself by holding numerous NFL Draft records — most notably holding the record for most first-round selections in a single draft, as well as holding the record for most consecutive drafts with one or more first-round selections. Beyond this, there are 2 Hurricanes who have won the holy grail of personal achievements in NCAA football — the Heisman Trophy (one in 1986 – Vinny Testaverde at quarterback, and one in 1992 – Gino Torretta at quarterback). Also, 9 Miami players currently grace the College Football Hall of Fame.
Miami is also known for generating great linebackers, names like Jonathan Vilma, DJ Williams, and Ray Lewis — just to name a few, many of which serve as mentors for Miami’s current and incoming players.
The Hurricane linebacker legacy spans decades, reaching all the way back to the 70s, culminating in The Bermuda Triangle (Michael Barrow, Darrin Smith and Jessie Armstead), capturing multiple national titles before heading off to NFL stardom.
What Miami should be very excited about for the coming season is this year’s possibilities for their secondary.
Many are fixated on what many consider will be the strength of this team: defense. Miami knocking at the door of all the elite defensive units in the country with a cornerback group that brings a unique blend of talent to the table.
Miami’s secondary is both made up of veteran experience as well as youthful optimism, highlighted by All-ACC cornerback Michael Jackson. This exciting senior has a legitimate claim to distinguishing himself as the best cornerback — not only in the the state of Florida, but also the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Only time will tell as the season commences and runs its course. One thing is for sure: the future is bright on all counts in Miami.