By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Michael Irvin, one of the greatest players in Miami Hurricanes football history, can’t believe what he witnessed on Saturday evening.
The Hurricanes blew it against Georgia Tech on Saturday night, losing in heartbreaking fashion.
Miami led Georgia Tech 20-17 with 34 seconds remaining in regulation. The Hurricanes possessed the ball on a 3rd-and-10 from the Georgia Tech 30-yard line. The Yellow Jackets had no timeouts, so one kneel-down would have ended the game.
This was an easy call for victory formation, giving Miami a 5-0 record in the process.
But the Hurricanes opted to run the ball instead, ultimately fumbling the football, which Tech recovered at its 24-yard-line with 0:25 remaining.
You know what happened next. The Ramblin’ Wreck had the ball on 4th down at the Miami 44-yard line when they connected on a touchdown pass with 0:01 remaining in the game.
Tech went 75 yards in two plays, and the bonehead call of the season was etched in stone.
“That’s one of the biggest coaching mistakes at this level that I have ever seen in my lifetime,” Irvin reiterated.
We’d have to agree.