When Miami landed Mario Cristobal to become its head coach, fans expressed hope that The U would finally be back.

Instead, the only thing that’s been back during his first season at the helm is more mediocrity and undisciplined play.

The latter was at its most alarming during Miami’s 45-21 loss against Duke. Miami committed eight turnovers, the most from a Power 5 team since 2009.

To go even further into the past, the last ACC team with at least eight turnovers was when North Carolina lost to Miami (Ohio) on Aug. 31, 2002.

“Not good. Not a good performance, in every respect,” Cristobal said in his postgame press conference via The AP.

This certainly isn’t what the fans hoped for when the school inked Cristobal to a $10-year, $80 million contract in the offseason.

Cristobal captured two national titles at Miami as an offensive lineman from 1988-1992. The 52-year-old alum preached about changing the culture in his opening press conference and restoring the once proud program to its rightful place.

However, Miami is 3-4 overall and 1-2 in ACC play. The road to bowl eligibility doesn’t get any easier with contests remaining against No. 5 Clemson and rival Florida State.

Next up for Miami is a road contest at Virginia on Oct. 29. Kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN3.