It's one of the most asked questions by college football fans and media members: Is (insert lagging program name here) "back?" – as in back to being one of the elite program it once was.
Alabama has been back and forth a bunch over the last decade or so. Notre Dame was back in Charlie Weis' first two seasons, then gone again.
Michigan is already showing signs of being back after a year away. Nebraska has been trying to get back for almost a decade now. Every time the Huskers get close, well, see last week at Virginia Tech.
This week, Blacksburg, Va., is again the site of a possible "they're back" game as No. 9 Miami faces No. 11 Virginia Tech.
The Hurricanes (2-0) have already beaten two teams (Florida State and Georgia Tech) ranked in the preseason and cracked the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since 2005.