The Miami Hurricanes were once one of the top powerhouses of the college football landscape. They won National Championships, produced a record of first round draft picks and it was so easy to recruit top talent, that they actually had to turn down great athletes because they already had more than they knew what to do with in Coral Gables. Miami was a breeding ground for some of the best players to enter the National Football League, and while many people had a problem with all of their swagger, the Hurricanes could back it up on the football field.
That was then. This is now.
Over the past couple of decades, things have gotten progressively worse. Severe sanctions. Loss of scholarships. Forfeiture of bowl game invitations. Blowout losses. Lewd rap songs by players. Brawls against inferior opponents. Failing to become bowl eligible without sanctions. Overhyped recruiting classes. Getting passed up in bowl selections by other rivals.
That was also then, believe it or not. Now is even...