The college football season is rapidly approaching and we are just getting more and more impatient. So much so, that things slip through the cracks (this preview series for opponents of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, for example).
Instead of filling your head with too much information, we offer you these choice nuggets to contemplate. If you need an in-depth preview of the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, please check out Bill Connelly's excellent work.
The 'Canes seem to be one of those teams that a lot people are really high on this year. They're ranked 18th in both the coaches and AP polls, and there is nothing wrong with that - it just seems like the conversation about them gets in the air of top 10, and that's absurd.
Notre Dame beat Miami in 2016. (And also the last three times they have played.)
5 Things You Need To Know
- Mark Richt still has not named a starting quarterback for the season. Rather than waste your time by name dropping a few possibilities (which would just make me a liar right now) let me just say... Miami doesn't have a starting quarterback right now. You can draw your own conclusions.
- The 'Canes do have a very good running back in Mark Walton. He had a WHOPPING 45 yards last year against the Irish.
- I've had a hard time finding much to praise about Miami's offensive line. If you re-watch Jarron Jones abuse them on play after play last year, you'll understand why.
- Uhhh.... Notre Dame joins Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas State, and Toledo as Miami's out-of-conference opponents. The U is back.
- OVERHYPED. At 18.
Worst Case Scenario
Notre Dame takes the 'Canes as seriously as I just took this article and get hit in the mouth by a bunch of feisty sophomores that just got done with a marathon binging of "The U Part 1." (Definitely not part 2.)
Best Case Scenario
Everything is clicking and this game puts Miami back in the box they keep trying to crawl out of.
Notre Dame 41, Miami 12. If you read the entire article, you probably saw this coming. Notre Dame's level of respect towards the 'Canes will be considerably higher than mine.