Preview 2019: Miami. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

Preview 2019: Miami. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction


Preview 2019: Miami. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction



One of the biggest keys to Miami’s success over the last two seasons has been a schedule full of teams it could beat.

There might have been a 41-8 domination over Notre Dame two years ago, and beating Virginia Tech last year was nice, but those games were at home.

Last season, the Canes were able overcome a mediocre offense and a brutal midseason power outage because there were more than enough winnable games to get by and at least go bowling.

Welcome to 2019.

There are still potential flaws, but the new energy and ideas under head coach Manny Diaz should bring about a big change.

There’s a talent coming in from the transfer pool, there’s experience and talent in the linebacking and receiving corps, and there are more options now to play around with.

The O line might have been mediocre, but it’s full of veterans. The secondary might have lost several key parts, but it’s full of talent.

As long as one of the quarterbacks steps up and shines, this could and should be a return to 2017, so …

Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 9

But that’s mostly because – once again – the schedule is more than manageable.

There might be an issue with Florida to start the season, but but that’s followed up by North Carolina, Bethune-Cookman and Central Michigan.

There’s a week off to prepare for Virginia Tech, Virginia and Georgia Tech at home, and the finishing kick of four road games in five dates isn’t all that bad considering there’s no Clemson or NC State to deal with from the Atlantic.

Figure the Canes lose to Florida to start the season, lose one of those four late road games – FSU is due to be better – and go 2-1 in that stretch of tough ACC home games.

It’ll all be good enough to potentially win the Coastal, and the team should be strong enough to overcome the flaws and hit the double-digit win mark – as long as it doesn’t face Wisconsin again in a bowl game.

– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
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Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
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