The Miami Hurricanes program has been known for always taking on all challengers and competing against the best teams in the country outside their conference. Most programs will not do this because they are afraid to drop in national rankings and have the opportunity to compete in the best bowls games. Last year the Miami Hurricanes opened up the season by playing Florida state, Georgia tech, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma to start the season going 3-1 which is immediately projected the news that the Hurricane program has reestablishing themselves as national powerhouse again. Although the Hurricanes started out strong, they finished the season by being exposed in the Champs Sports Bowl and could be a couple years away from being a top 10 College Football Program.
Miami's success this season will start with the improvement of their junior quarterback Jacory Harris who was emerging a Heisman Trophy contender early last year but quickly fell off when he became interception through through the season. Harris displays all the physical skills to be one of the best College Football quarterbacks in the land as he thread for 3,352 yards and 24 touchdowns last year although he made mental mistakes by throwing 17 interceptions which was the second most in the NCAA Division 1 Football. Harris had a minor setback in the offseason with a torn ligament in his thumb that required surgery despite our Football insiders for NCAAF Picks report he will be pain free and ready to go when Miami opens the season September 2nd. Harris will have to improve in the mental part of his game this season as the responsibility of the Miami liability will depend even more on him because the Hurricanes will have to fill some holes in their pro style attack indemnity that lost three offensive linemen and one of their top rushers Gregg Cooper to a knee injury.
The Miami defense will be the strength of this year's team as they are projected to be a top 20 defense in the nation that is returning eight starters. The Hurricane defense that runs a 4-3 scheme is stacked with big time playmakers and potential All-Americans stabilizing with a line backing core that could be one of the best in the nation. Our Football insiders for NCAAF Picks report that the most noted linebacker is Colin McCarthy who was All-AC second team last year but they have a stud on the rise in sophomore "Ray Ray" Armstrong who you will see play on Sundays one day.
Quarterback Jacory Harris is a stud and if he grows in his mental approach to the game, he can take Miami into national contention as the Hurricanes always have athletes that will emerge at the skill positions. Miami lost four games last season including the Bowl game and they were in every game expect for the Virginia Tech game on the road which they fell apart early after coming off two big wins in the ACC to Florida state and Georgia Tech. Miami has a tough schedule to start the season after their first game as they will face the likes of Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Clemson so if they can go at least 3-1 to start the season, Miami could be in a BCS Bowl at the end of the year.