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2006 Miami Hurricanes Football Preview

2006 Miami Hurricanes season preview from Maddux Sports. Included is a break down of the team, some information about the university, and the 2006 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule. For football handicapping purposes consider using Maddux's College football picks for the extra edge over your bookmaker in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free live NCAA odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Larry Coker (6th year at Miami)
Team Name: Hurricanes
2005 Overall Record: 9-3
2005 ACC Conference Record 6-2
Returning Starters: 11

Sure Miami scored an average of 27.1 PPG, but that was low for this team. Known for fielding explosive offenses, new coordinator Rich Olson is charged with scheming for more points.

Kyle Wright starts again at QB. He had a solid season (180 ATT, 307 ATT, 2,403 YDS, 18 TDs) in 2005. Tyrone Moss, tailback, ran for 701 yards and 12 TDs until a knee injury sidelined. He’s ready to go in 2006.

Wright has a lot of talent to throw to, but the receivers have to follow through. Talented TE Greg Olsen looks like he’s certainly ready to do just that. The untested offensive line must offer the QB more protection.

Miami had a stellar defense in 2005, ranked first in pass “D,” twenty-third at stopping the run, fourth in scoring (14.3 PPG) and fourth overall in defense. They had a turnover margin of plus 5.

The team is solid on the line with seniors Baraka Atkins and Bryan Pata at DE and the highly regarded Kareem Brown playing DT. Linebacking has been a disappointment, but in 2005 Jon Beason had a great year and he’s back to anchor the unit.

The corners offer questions, while the safety positions are stacked.

Florida State, Louisville and Virginia Tech will all be challenges. Miami opens against Florida State, if they win, it could mean 11 more wins for the Hurricanes.

Miami Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 4
Florida State
Home
Sep 9
Florida A&M
Home
Sep 16
Louisville
Road
Sep 30
Houston
Home
Oct 7
North Carolina
Home
Oct 14
Florida Int
Home
Oct 21
Duke
Road
Oct 28
Georgia Tech
Road
Nov 4
Virginia Tech
Home
Nov 11
Maryland
Road
Nov 18
Virginia
Road
Nov 23
Boston College
Home

 

For more info on the 06 Hurricanes check out Miami's official athletic site, or keep reading on the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference Teams below.

 

2006 ACC Football Previews

Listed below are the individual team breaks downs for each university in the Atlantic Coast Conference. If you click on the schools links you can find the 2006 football preview for each ACC school. To return to the main 2006 NCAA football preview page you may click here at anytime.

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