It’s looking very likely they will finish the regular season with an 8-4 record and on a 4 game win streak. Playing FSU or Clemson in the ACCCG would mean certain doom and likely end up in the CFA bowl where they would also likely lose.
Taking the post season ban, Al Golden can spin Miami’s situation to recruits “the worse is behind us”, “no more bowl bans”. With an 8-4 record Miami ought to get some preseason hype and with the team he’s bringing back, Miami should be competing for an ACC Championship and win the Coastal outright.
Take your medicine now and benefit later on.