Vice-provost James L. Ash Jr. sits on a committee that is investigating the team's living arrangements and will make recommendations to Foote in February. "I expect changes in the direction of mainstreaming," he says. "Whatever we do will be phased in. We don't have reason to act precipitously."
In other words, maybe someday the football team will be part of the university. For now, although they wear Miami uniforms, it can be argued that the players who will meet Oklahoma on New Year's Day really don't represent the University of Miami at all. Foote, to his credit, would like to change that. If he's ever allowed to, Miami would really have something to be proud of.