MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- No roller coaster ride lasts 28 months.
Over the past two and a half years, however, the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes experienced enough drama to warrant an Emmy nomination.
The program waited to hear from the NCAA on a ruling, and finally did so on Tuesday. Four days later, it played its first game under clear skies.
For the second straight week, the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 ACC) orchestrated a fourth-quarter comeback for a 24-21 victory, avoiding an upset by unranked Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3 ACC).
"Clearly emotional," said head coach Al Golden, who has the Hurricanes at 7-0 for the first time since 2003. "I'm not going to lie to you. Just an emotional week. Now we can breathe and move forward. I was more worried than ever this week just because nobody was really talking about Wake."
Junior defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo's entire tenure at Miami has fallen under the NCAA uncertainty.
Golden, who heard the NCAA news on Tuesday from athletic director Bla...