2013: 9-4 (5-3 ACC); lost Russell Athletic Bowl to Louisville
The ‘Canes got off to a great 7-0 start in 2013. The biggest win was an intense Week 2 home victory over in-state heated rival Florida before their season spiraled out of control. The 7-0 start led to a huge matchup at archrival Florida State in a game that would determine ACC supremacy for the season. FSU blew out Miami and injured superstar running back Duke Johnson, sending Miami spinning to lose the next two to Virginia Tech and upstart Duke. They recovered to win the last two games but didn’t show up to their bowl matchup vs Louisville; a 36-9 loss that only confirmed the team had serious defensive problems in the secondary. Despite having Johnson and great insurance in Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards in the backfield, the Canes led a pro-style pass-first attack behind QB Stephen Morris. Morris graduated and next-in-line Ryan Williams is out for the season, so freshman Kevin Olsen has the inside track at the job after redshirting last year. The four-star recruit has a lead on true freshman Brad Kaaya, also highly touted, and sophomore Gray Crow. Stacy Coley is turning into one of the best wide receivers in the ACC, replacing Allen Hurns (1,162 yards). Miami gets another crack at Louisville in Week 1; the other biggest games are definitely at Nebraska and at home against Florida State.
The Miami Hurricanes are based in Coral Gables, Florida at the University of Miami and are members of the ACC. The Hurricanes are one of the most decorated football programs in college sports and since their first title in 1983, they have claimed 5 national titles total, 9 conference titles, and boast 3 undefeated seasons. They had the #1 ranking at some point in the 1983, 1984, and 1986-1992 seasons. The 2001 Miami Hurricanes went undefeated to win the national championship and had the most players go on to be first-round draft picks of any college football team ever. More current NFL players came from Miami than any other college. The Hurricanes play their home games at Sun Life Stadium, the same stadium as the Miami Dolphins. Some of Miami’s biggest rivals are Florida, Florida State, and Notre Dame. Gold Coast Tickets has the best tickets for “The U” all season long!