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2007 Miami Hurricanes Football Preview

2007 Miami Hurricanes season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Miami Hurricanes football preview as well as the 2007 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule. Dont miss Maddux's college football predictions against the college football point spread from the 2-time UHC contest winner.

Coach: Randy Shannon (1st year at Miami)
Team Name: Hurricanes
2006 Overall Record: 7-6
Returning Starters: 16

The Miami Hurricanes (7- 6 overall, 3- 5 ACC) had a sub-conference year in 2006, finishing fourth in the ACC. Coach Larry Coker was fired and defensive coordinator Randy Shannon was hired as the new head coach. Miami had a tough time generating offense, and a lot of success shutting down opposing offenses. That offensive component has to change for the Hurricanes to compete in the ACC.

New offensive coordinator Patrick Nix, formerly of Georgia Tech, looks to generate a balanced attack. Senior QB Kyle Wright (59.5% COMP, 1,655 YDs, 8 TDs, 7 INTs) and junior Kirby Freeman are vying for the starting position. Freeman brings more athleticism and spark to the field and has a chance to beat out Wright. The receiving corps, which lacks a break away guy, features senior Lance Leggett (38 REC, 584 YDs, 15.4 AVG, 4 TDs) and sophomore Sam Shields (37 REC, 501 YDs, 13.5 AVG, 4 TDs). The running game is solid, with sophomore Javarris James (175 CAR, 802 YDs, 4.7 AVG, 4 TDs) providing plenty of power and zip. The offensive line should be improved with numerous starters returning.

The Miami defense was ranked fourth against the rush but 40th against the pass. They kept teams down to 15.5 PPG, ranking them 13th nationally. DE Calais Campbell (84 tackles, 49 sols, 10.5 sacks) teams up with fellow DE junior Eric Moncur—they could be truly dominating. LB Glenn Cook (64 tackles, 32 solo) returns but newcomer Darryl Sharpton possesses the agility and movement to be a star starter. The free safety positions look sound with junior Kenny Phillips (4 INTs) having the most skill and spark.

This season the Miami Hurricanes should be more of a force in the division. Swing games include those at Florida State and Boston College. Georgia Tech and Texas A&M visit; those contests could go either way also. The Hurricanes have a tough schedule but should be up to it if they can step-up their offense and upgrade their pass coverage.

Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 1 Marshall Home
Sep 8 Oklahoma Away
Sep 15 Fla International Home
Sep 20 Texas A&M Home
Sep 29 Duke Home
Oct 6 North Carolina Away
Oct 13 Georgia Tech Home
Oct 20 Florida St Away
Nov 3 NC State Home
Nov 10 Virginia Home
Nov 17 Virginia Tech Away
Nov 24 Boston College Away

 

For more info on the 2007 Miami Hurricanes football program, view the Hurricanes sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.

 

2007 ACC Football Team Previews

All of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams from both the Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Each link gives our individual team preview for all of the ACC colleges. For non ACC teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for a quick thumbnail on the conference as a whole including how we forecast the division races playing out. Are the Miami Hurricanes back? Will Va Tech's defense be too much? Finally who will win the jumbled Atlantic division.

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