PITTSBURGH (AP) Ten games in, and everything is still on the table for Miami. A perfect season. Its first ACC championship. A spot in the College Football Playoff.
Calling the second-ranked Hurricanes "The U" no longer feels like nostalgia.
Yet for all the progress Miami (10-0, 7-0 ACC) has made in coach Mark Richt's second season, one misstep against Pittsburgh on Friday and suddenly the bling on the "Turnover Chain"-wearing Hurricanes' resume doesn't look quite so shiny. A loss to the Panthers (4-7, 2-5) and the playoff selection committee might have some wiggle room no matter how goes next week's conference title game showdown with defending national champion Clemson.