Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/7/12
Miami is 10th in the ACC in scoring defense and dead last in total defense. The Hurricanes are eighth in interceptions, 11th in sacks, ninth in first downs, last in first downs allowed and ninth in opponents 3rd-down conversion rate. Yet, if they can pull off wins at Virginia this weekend and Duke two days after Thanksgiving, they will win the Coastal Division and play for the ACC championship in Charlotte, provided the school doesnt opt out of the postseason. Dealing with an NCAA investigation that could lead to serious allegations and punishment, Miami self-imposed a bowl ban last season and may do so again in the next few weeks if it believes it will significantly lessen the sting of the NCAA hammer. That also means it would be ineligible for the Coastal title, just like North Carolina, which is also serving NCAA probation and is banned from the postseason. Miami could hear from the NCAA any time in the next several months. As for its season to date, if you break it down into...
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