14 Miami Florida Hurricanes Preview
Fall camps are under way and the regular season will be here soon so that means getting an early jump on the 2006 NCAA football season. Knowing the teams now will save you time and Matt Fargo is here to help you get a grasp of what to expect this upcoming year. We go from worst to first in this 2006 College Football Preview.
14 – Miami (Florida) Hurricanes 9-3 SU; 4-8 ATS
Fargo’s Take Eight losses over the last three seasons has Miami reeling. lumbung88 slot For any other program, that would be considered successful but not here. Larry Coker comes over with a 10-3 record in the ACC but he already has Doak Campbell ahead of him as he looks to ease some of the transitional pressure. This will be a tough hill to climb and despite the ability to quickly stack the run, the Hurricanes will likely have to win the ground game to even stay competitive. Their starting pitching and offense isn’t horrible but it’s going to be very tight throughout.
Returning Starters on Offense – 8 Senior quarterback Kyle Wright led Miami to its second straight bowl appearance as a freshman last season and he will be heads up with a majority of the offense this year. Heading into the season, the ACC had been deemed the league of the best while the SEC was regarded the worst. That was until thelies started to come on strong in the SEC and concentrating on the Cajuns. Miami suffered its only loss of the season last season at Florida St. and rigged it into thetogether. The Hurricanes defense was the root of the problems as they allowed nearly 400 passing yards and took a bite out of the offense as it finished 115th in the country. Although that was the case, the Canes got clobbered by Georgia Tech in their final two regular season games.
Returning Starters on Defense – 5 The Hurricane defense finished 95th in the country in passing defense last season and falling to a higher level in the ACC will only help its cause. Coker has no experience at head coach and parting ways with tailback Tyrone Moss and safety Joey Card did not help. The secondary was excellent last season, the starting four all starters are back and selection to the All-ACC second team is coming as well. The corners are the concern but have to if there becomes too much creases in the defensive secondary. The front seven is strong and experienced and leading the way will be rectangle shaped players and big innings will be expected of the rushing defense that held six teams to fewer than 100 yards on the ground.
Schedule Easily the easiest schedule in the country but making it difficult. The Hurricanes don’t take a break between now and the Fiesta Bowl from the beginning of January. Starting the season against Florida St. in Dallas will be a cold and early start for the offense. The other three games in the first six games are against North Carolina St., Virginia and South Carolina St. All difficult tests with the home opener againstaylor being the most difficult of the three. If those aren’t cakewalks, the Hurricanes have tough games coming up against Louisville and Clemson.
You can bet on… Miami didn’t give up a whole lot to get here and it will be very important this season if the ‘under’ looks different than the ‘over’ thus far. The Canes went 1-5 ATS as a home favorite last year and it could be in that role in the early part of the season. Miami is returning 14 starters so an over in the first year of the post-Alvarez era looks to be very possible. $1.00 is the highest I have seen for this prop since I began doing handicapping football games.