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Gone from the University of Miami is Al Golden, the former Temple head coach had a gaunt task of rebuilding.
Former Hurricanes quarterback and Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Richt is now in charge. The Fans in South Florida believe Richt will put the “CANES” football program back on the map.
Richt has an impressive recruiting base in the talent-rich Sunshine State, especially Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Richt will also double as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Everything is in place for the Hurricanes to start flexing their muscle in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Miami also has a soft out of conference schedule.
The 2016-17 University of Miami offense, led by Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya (3,238) passing yards last season.
The California native enters his third season as the starter and is among the best in the nation. Miami has a slew of talent at the running back position.
Miamians Joe Yearby and Mark Walton are two of the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Yearby led the team with just over 1,000 yards rushing while Walton scored a team-high ten touchdowns as a true Freshman last season.
Gus Edward will also get plenty of touches out of the backfield. Wideout Stacy Coley returns for his senior season after turning down the NFL.
While the team is loaded at skilled positions, Richt must work with the offensive line. The unit had trouble run blocking and were pathetic in spring practice.
The key to a successful season in Coral Gables will be o-line holds up! Richt has some tricks up his sleeve.
Richt addressed the defensive woes by bringing in former Texas and Mississippi State coordinator Manny Diaz to run the show on that side of the football.
Diaz is back home where he was born and raised. Gone from the team is cornerbacks and first round draft choice Artie Burns. Tracy Howard must also be replaced on the other side of Burns.
Diaz has two highly regarded defensive ends in Chad Thomas and Al-Quadin Muhammad; both have next level potential.
The defense is also solid at the tackle position. The back seven could be a problem for Diaz, who likes to blitz.
Senior safeties Jamal Carter and Rayshawn Jenkins are prime time players.
There is always speed at the “U”, but the linebacker position is a problem, not with speed but with experience.
Bovada.Lv lists the Miami Hurricanes at +900 to win the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2016-17 Miami Hurricanes will finish the regular season with a 10-2 record.
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