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2008 Miami Hurricanes Football Preview

2008 Miami Hurricanes season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Miami Hurricanes football preview as well as the 2008 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule. When betting on college football against the bookmakers odds dont dismiss our NCAA football picks to help build your bankroll this year.

Coach: Randy Shannon (2nd year at Miami)
Team Name: Hurricanes
2007 Overall Record: 5-7
Returning Starters: 11

The 2007 Miami Hurricanes (5-7 overall, 2-8 ACC) continued their downward plunge as they finished out of the running for a bowl game. The Canes have gone from 11 wins, a conference title and bowl appearance in 2003 to seven wins and a bowl game in 2006 to nothing but a fifth-pace finish in 2007.

Last season the Miami offense was ranked 110th for overall yards and 101st in point production. The fact that only four starters are back may be good news. Two freshmen compete for the quarterback spot. Redshirted frosh Robert Marve may have the edge over true freshman Jacory Harris. Junior Javarris James and sophomore Graig Cooper should prove to be a potent tandem at running back. On the receiving end, there are various question marks. Not one pass catching starter returns. The offensive line is good overall, but there are questions at center.

Although five starters are back on defense, there does not appear to be one big play guy amongst them. Senior LE Eric Moncur (5.5 sacks) anchors the frontline, while junior Colin McCarthy, who’s at SLB, is the glue and energy in the middle ground. He had 68 tackles (38 solo) in 2007. The secondary has smarts and experience but there is no one that is outstanding on that unit. Safety Randy Phillips grabbed three picks last season.

The Hurricanes have a tough schedule that includes swing games versus Texas A&M (September 20), North Carolina (September 27) and Florida State (October 4). The November 20 game at Georgia Tech can also go either way. Five wins look possible. Everything else is up in the air in 2008.

Although head coach Randy Shannon (5-7 in one year) has brought in a fine recruiting class, there are many holes and questions regarding this team. The Canes and their fans would like nothing better than to get back into the post-season, but that’s a tall order considering how far this team has fallen. In a few years, the Hurricanes should blow through the ACC Coastal once again.

Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Aug 28
Charleston Southern
Home
Sep 6
Florida
Away
Sep 20
Texas A&M
Away
Sep 27
North Carolina
Home
Oct 4
Florida State
Home
Oct 11
Central Florida
Home
Oct 18
Duke
Away
Oct 25
Wake Forest
Home
Nov 1
Virginia
Away
Nov 13
Virginia Tech
Home
Nov 20
Georgia Tech
Away
Nov 29
NC State
Away

 

For more info on the 2008 Miami Hurricanes football program, view the Hurricanes sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.

 

2008 ACC Football Team Previews

All teams from the ACC Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Clicking on the team link will give the individual preview. For all other teams visit the 2008 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for our order of finish. Will Virginia Tech continue to dominate? Is Butch Davis ready to turn around the Tar Heels? Can Clemson ride Davis and Spiller to the title game? All questions are answered.


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