Paul Finebaum Reverses Course: ‘The U Is Back’

Paul Finebaum was slow to jump on the Miami football bandwagon.

As the University of Miami Hurricanes ascended the AP polls, many fans and analysts were quick to declare that “The U was back.” But not Finebaum, he balked, citing a lack of quality opponents on the Miami schedule.

But after a 41-8 dismantling of Notre Dame, and a tweet directed at him from University of Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, Finebaum finally conceded.

And he did it with style, too.

Nerd. But in a good way.

The “Turnover Chain” has become the symbol for Miami dominance this year, and pundits around the country seem to have reached a consensus that Miami is a force to be reckoned with. But they face a talented, if underachieving Virgina team next week.

It has trap game written all over it.

Miami is coming off two impressive victories against quality, ranked opponents. They’ll have to resist the urge of looking past Virgina next week, and Pittsburgh the week after that.

The Hurricanes have officially secured a conference championship appearance against Clemson, the first since the program joined the ACC. Head coach Mark Richt faces a challenge in getting his talented team to focus on the task at hand.