Except this time, the route will change.
And the buses will roll much farther along.
Part of a plan to trim at least $150,000 from the team's travel budget, Miami won't use a charter plane when traveling to face Central Florida on Saturday night, taking a caravan of six buses instead for the 3-hour trip to Orlando.
The Hurricanes will stay grounded when going to Tampa to face South Florida on Nov. 28, making about a 4-hour bus ride then.
"It's the same thing, at least when you look at the time involved," Miami coach Randy Shannon said earlier this week. "We might even get there quicker, get home a little earlier after the game because we won't be going through security and things like that. Get on the bus and go."
Typically, the Hurricanes bus from their Coral Gables campus to Miami International Airport, a short trip expedited further by a police escort. Once at the airport, they face the same federal screening guidelines as commercial passengers, even though they're flying on a chartered jet. It can take an hour or more to load the bags, load the plane, get everyone seated and get on their way.
Not this week: By the time the Hurricanes would have been wheels-up, they'll be about halfway to Orlando.
"It shouldn't be too bad," linebacker Darryl Sharpton said. "Orlando's not that far. I'll probably just take a nap."
Some other schools have made similar concessions this season, two of the most notable examples in California. San Jose State took a bus to Southern California earlier this year, and California is driving to UCLA this weekend.
Teams and schools are bracing for more driving, and less flying, in the future, especially when talking about non-revenue-producing sports with already tight budgets.
Shannon offered to cancel the charter flights for the team's two shortest road trips of the season.
Room, board, tuition and fees for a year of study at Miami can run about $50,000. That doesn't mean the school is sitting on a pile of money to burn, however.