Originally written November 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
The Miami Hurricanes, though eligible, will not be going toa post-season bowl game for a second straight season. The University administration has informed the AtlanticCoast Conference and the NCAA that the school will withdraw from bowlconsideration for the 2012 post-season. The self-imposed ban was done tomitigate forthcoming sanctions from the NCAA in the wake of the Nevin Shapiroscandal. Did Miami do the right thing for the football program givenits current place in college football?Coach Al Golden and his young Hurricanes have exceededexpectations this season. Picked to finish fifth in the ACCs Coastal Divisionin preseason polling of media who cover the conference, the Hurricanes, with awin this coming Saturday at Duke, would in fact, win the division title. However, the self-imposed penalty would preclude them fromtaking part in the ACC title game against Florida State, as well as thesubsequent bowl game. This is a significant penalty, considering Miami hasnever made it to the...
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