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On December 27, 2018 the Miami Hurricanes were mauled by the Wisconsin Badgers 35-3 in the Pinstripe Bowl at frigid Yankee Stadium. Head coach Mark Richt’s team played like a team that didn’t want to be outside in elements. Immediately after the game Miami athletic director Blake James tweeted a public apology. It was implied that Richt would have to fire his son as a key assistant. Instead Richt threw in the towel and retired. Richt led his alma mater to a national ranking of second late in the 2017 season. But a season finale upset loss at Pitt cost Miami a shot at the College Football Playoffs. Things have never been the same since. Richt’s defensive coordinator Manny Diaz took over with much fanfare. Yet before his 6-7 rookie season was over were calls for his head.
2020 Miami Hurricanes at a Glance
National Championship Odds: +8000
Miami is a brand that still has some cache with older gamblers that remember their glory years of 1983 through 2003 when they were perennial national championship contenders and five-time national champions. But since that time the program has been mired in mediocrity, going through five head coaches, including Diaz. All four of the previous coaches before Diaz departed as either fired or resigned under fire. Younger bettors don’t think much of the Canes program. To them “The U” is a lot of smoke and mirrors. Diaz wasted to time in going from the outhouse to the penthouse as Miami lost the first two games of the 2019 season and dropped its final three to finish 6-7. A 14-0 loss to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl was the final insult after previous losses to Florida Atlantic, and Georgia Tech that were considered intolerable. All of this adds to the pressure he faces for 2020.
2020 Miami Hurricanes Schedule
Week 1: Saturday, September 5, Temple Owls
Week 2: Saturday, September 12, Wagner Seahawks
Week 3: Thursday, September 17, UAB Blazers
Week 4: Saturday, September 26, at Michigan State Spartans
Week 5: Saturday, October 3, Pitt Panthers
Week 6: Friday, October 9, at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Week 7: Bye Week
Week 8: Saturday, October 24, North Carolina Tar Heels
Week 9: Saturday, October 31, at Virginia Cavaliers
Week 10: Saturday, November 7, Florida State Seminoles
Week 11: Saturday, November 14, at Virginia Tech Hokies
Week 12: Saturday, November 21, at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Week 13: Saturday, November 28, Duke Blue Devils
2020 Miami Hurricanes Regular Season Preview
Miami will have a much-needed new look for their offense in 2019 after coordinator Dan Enos flopped miserably despite arriving with high acclaim. Rhett Lashlee arrives from SMU where he helped develop a highly potent scoring machine attack. Lashlee should be able to improve on the U’s ranking of 90th in the nation for total offense last year.
Starting quarterback remains up in the air with Houston transfer D’Eriq King expected to be the starter. King is the first true dual threat quarterback Miami has had. In 2018 King threw for 36 touchdown passes while running for 14 more TD’s. Of concern is that King redshirted after four games with the Cougars last year. At the time Houston was thought to be tanking the 2019 season with King expected to return. The fact that he did not adds to the bizarre story.
Junior tight end Brevin Jordan was All-ACC First Team and a Mackey Award Finalist last year. Jordan caught 35 catches with 495 yards and 14.1 yards per catch.
Defensively the Hurricanes were solid but unsupported by the offense. Sophomore Gregory Rousseau was ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, Freshman All-America, and 2019 All-America Second Team. Rousseau totaled 54 tackles with 19.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks in a dominant debut.
Just 10 starters return for 2020 and that may be for the best. The problem is that Diaz is already under the gun after flopping so badly as a falsely touted savior. As always, Miami has some talent but time will be required to develop it as well as bring in more.
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