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Canes control South Florida

There was no sign of an upset. Not even close. So much for that pick.

Miami's defense disrupted South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels, and the offense had a balanced attack in the Canes' 31-10 win over the Bulls.

Miami might not be in the running for the national title, but the Canes earned a nine-win season, and could finish with 10 wins if they win their bowl game. Randy Shannon deserves credit for that, and probably hasn't gotten enough of it since the overtime loss to Clemson and the loss at North Carolina.

Could the season have been better? Absolutely. Was it a disappointment? No way. Not considering the brutal start to the schedule, the fact Miami did it essentially with a first-year starting quarterback, and new offensive and defensive coordinators. This season could've been a disaster for Miami. Instead, it took another step in the right direction.