[Main game post on Hurricanes-Notre Dame Sun Bowl may be found directly below in blog. Click on Loss Through Golden's Eyes for my column from El Paso off the game].
CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: UM-NOTRE DAME in SUN BOWL: Final results are in on the Canesfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 4.2 percent overall approval for the Hurricanes' 2010 season in the wake of Friday's 33-17 Sun Bowl loss to Notre Dame in El Paso, Tex. That left Miami's final season record at 7-6. The positive approval rating is even more negligible when you consider many of the "satisfied" votes likely came from UM haters. The most significant subtotal: 88.9 percent calling themselves "very dissatisfied."
The CSM -- completing its second season -- is our continuing weekly gauge of how Miami Hurricanes football fans are feeling about the team and the program's direction. A new poll appears in a separate blogpost soon after the conclusion of every Canes game.
Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest you consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, the season as a whole, the program's direction, and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations.
Polls never close, but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting, in this case that was around 9 a.m. Sunday.
Season results may be found beneath the latest, final poll. Thanks to the thousands of voters and we'll see you again next season!:
CSM 2010 Season Results
Game 1: 95.0% satisfaction (69.8 very, 25.2 somewhat) following 45-0 victory vs. Florida A&M.
Game 2: 25.6% satisfaction (9.1 very, 16.5 somewhat) following 36-24 loss at Ohio State.
Game 3: 83.8% satisfaction (22.1 very, 61.7 somewhat) following 31-3 victory at Pittsburgh.
Game 4: 88.3% satisfaction (26.3 very, 62.0 somewhat) following 30-21 victory game at Clemson.
Game 5: 5.6% satisfaction (3.5 very, 2.1 somewhat) following 45-17 loss vs. Florida State.
Game 6: 22.6% satisfaction (2.6 very, 20.0 somewhat) following 28-13 victory at Duke.
Game 7: 81.2% satisfaction (32.4 very, 48.8 somewhat) following 33-10 victory vs. North Carolina.
Game 8: 11.3% satisfaction (8.2 very, 3.1 somewhat) following 24-19 loss at Virginia.
Game 9: 50.9% satisfaction (9.9 very, 41.0 somewhat) following 26-20 victory vs. Maryland.
Game 10: 76.2% satisfaction (36.1 very, 40.1 somewhat) following 35-10 victory at Georgia Tech.
Game 11: 8.2% satisfaction (3.5 very, 4.7 somewhat) following 31-17 loss vs. Virginia Tech.
Game 12: 3.4% satisfaction (2.5 very, 0.9 somewhat) following 23-20 loss vs. South Florida.
Game 13/Final: 4.2% satisfaction (2.8 very, 1.4 somewhat) following 33-17 loss vs. Notre Dame.
Final 2010 (7-6): 4.2% satisfaction (2.8 very, 1.4 somewhat)
Final 2009 (9-4): 41.7% satisfaction (7.5 very, 34.2 somewhat)