Below is the final ‘Raising Canes’ episode for the 2012 football season, breaking down the Miami Hurricanes’ 52-45 win over the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Some great in-game footage and post-game celebrating, as well as Al Golden reciting the George Moriarty poem, “The Road Ahead Or The Road Behind”, which was a favorite of UCLA basketball legend John Wooden. The poem reads as follows:
So you and I know deeper down there is a chance to win the crown,
But when we fail to give our best, we simply haven’t met the test
Of giving all and saving none until the game is really won.
Of showing what is meant by grit, of fighting on when others quit,
Of playing through not letting up, it’s bearing down that wins the cup.
Of taking it and taking more until we gain the winning score,
Of dreaming there’s a goal ahead, of hoping when our dreams are dead,
Of praying when our hopes have fled. Yet, losing, not afraid to fall,
If bravely we have given all, for who can ask more of a man
than giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from – Victory.
And so the fates are seldom wrong, no matter how they twist and wind,
It’s you and I who make our fates, we open up or close the gates,
On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind.