Miami Hurricanes Football 2014 News and Updates
2/6/14 - The Hurricanes played an admirable season, going 9-4 (5-3 ACC) and winning an invitation to the Russell Athletic Bowl. Ready to do some more damage in the ACC this year, Hurricanes’ fourth year coach Al Golden landed his best recruiting class in his tenure! Miami would need it, with the departure of senior QB Stephen Morris and RB Duke Johnson to the NFL Draft. Golden pulled the second best class in the ACC (just behind Florida State) with 26 players. A great emphasis was put on reinforcing their front seven; Miami now boasts five-star DE Chad Thomas, 4-star KC McDermott, Demetrius Jackson and All-American 4-star QB Brad Kaaya. The Hurricanes have long been one of the most prolific colleges to produce in the NFL Draft, keep up with the Hurricanes this year and see what they can do in both the pros and college!
11/18/13 – After starting the season 7-0 and climbing to No. 7 in the standings, the Hurricanes have lost three straight. Their loss to Duke Saturday gave the Blue Devils control over the Coastal Division. In late October is was announced that the Canes will not face any additional bowl bans, clearing Miami to participate in the postseason this year. But, in a season that had Orange Bowl aspirations, Miami is more focused on ending their frustrating 2013 campaign on a positive note with improvement against Virginia and Pitt. Saturday’s game against the Cavaliers will be the Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris’ last game at SunLife Stadium, as it will be for all Miami’s seniors. Tickets for Senior Day start at $5.
Miami Hurricanes Football
Despite qualifying for the ACC Championship
game last year with a win over Duke in the final regular season game, the Miami Hurricanes football program did not play for the title against rival Florida State. The young squad hoped that by taking themselves out of bowls for two straight years, they’d eliminate any further penalties from the NCAA. There has been no official word on whether the Hurricanes will be allowed to play in the postseason this year.
The Canes are one of the favorites to win the Coastal Division this year but the squad will need their defense to step up. Many will look to Veteran Anthony Chickillo, Miami’s sack leader last year, to lead the team. One of the toughest games on the Canes schedule will be played in Week 2 against the Florida Gators. At an average ticket price of $228 (up $24 in the last two weeks), the Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes game is the most expensive at Sun Life Stadium in 2013.
Conference play begins in October and the most challenging games will come on the road. Al Golden and his team will head to Tallahassee in early November to play the Seminoles (avg. $158) in the most expensive road game of the season. ACC foes that will make the trip to Coral Gables include: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Wake Forest Deacons, Virginia Tech Hokies, and Virginia Cavaliers.