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2016 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 2016 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 91st season of football and 13th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by first-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. They finished the season 9–4 overall and 5–3 in the ACC to finish in a three-way tie for second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated West Virginia, 31-14.

2016 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Russell Athletic Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 20
2016 record9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachMark Richt (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorThomas Brown (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumHard Rock Stadium
(Capacity: 64,982)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson xy$#   7 1         14 1  
No. 21 Louisville x   7 1         9 4  
No. 8 Florida State   5 3         10 3  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
Boston College   2 6         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech xy   6 2         10 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
No. 20 Miami   5 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         9 4  
Duke   1 7         4 8  
Virginia   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Clemson 42, Virginia Tech 35
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 PMFlorida A&M*ACCN+W 70–360,703
September 106:00 PMFlorida Atlantic*No. 25
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ACCN+W 38–1057,123
September 1712:00 PMat Appalachian State*No. 25ESPNW 45–1034,658
October 112:00 PMat Georgia TechNo. 14ESPN2W 35–2153,047
October 88:00 PMNo. 23 Florida StateNo. 10
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ABCL 19–2065,685
October 153:30 PMNorth CarolinaNo. 16
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABC/ESPN2L 13–2058,731
October 207:30 PMat Virginia TechESPNL 16–3763,507
October 293:30 PMat Notre Dame*NBCL 27–3080,795
November 512:30 PMPittsburgh 
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ACCNW 51–2851,796
November 122:00 PMat VirginiaRSNW 34–1439,867
November 1912:30 PMat NC StateACCNW 27–1356,263
November 263:30 PMDuke
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN2W 40–2157,396
December 285:30 PMvs. No. 14 West Virginia*ESPNW 31–1448,625
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Mark Richt Head coach 1st Miami (1982)
Manny Diaz Defensive coordinator/linebackers 1st Florida State (1995)
Thomas Brown Offensive coordinator/Running backs 1st Georgia (2008)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive line 1st Toledo (1991)
Jon Richt Quarterbacks 1st Mars Hill (2012)
Ron Dugans Wide receivers 1st Florida State (2002)
Stacy Searels Offensive line 1st Auburn (1990)
Todd Hartley Special teams coordinator/Tight ends 1st Georgia (2008)
Mike Rumph Cornerbacks 1st Miami (2002)
Ephraim Banda Safeties 1st Incarnate Word (2004)

Support staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Gus Felder Strength & conditioning 1st Penn State (2002)
Mike Zuckerman Graduate assistant 2nd Miami (2012)
Alex Devine Graduate assistant 1st Mississippi State (2015)

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RosterEdit

2016 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Stacy Coley Sr
RB 7 Gus Edwards   Jr
WR 8 Braxton Berrios Jr
QB 12 Malik Rosier   So
QB 15 Brad Kaaya Jr
TE 23 Chris Herndon Jr
OG 63 Danny Isidora   Sr
TE 86 David Njoku   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 5 Standish Dobard Sr
S 6 Jamal Carter Sr
DE 9 Chad Thomas Jr
ILB 23 Terry McCray   So
CB 27 Ryan Mayes   So
CB 28 Michael Jackson So
CB 29 Corn Elder Sr
DE 80 RJ McIntosh So
DT/DE 95 Anthony Moten Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P 15 Michael Badgley Jr
P/K 16 Justin Vogel   Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

Game summariesEdit

Florida A&MEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rattlers 0 3 0 0 3
Hurricanes 14 14 42 0 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–1 2014 MIA, 41–7

Florida AtlanticEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 3 7 0 10
#25 Hurricanes 0 14 10 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2015 MIA, 44–20

at Appalachian StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Hurricanes 21 3 14 7 45
Mountaineers 0 3 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Hurricanes 7 21 7 0 35
Yellow Jackets 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–11 2015 MIA, 38–21

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Seminoles 0 3 14 3 20
#10 Hurricanes 3 10 0 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–30 2015 FSU, 29–24

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 10 10 0 0 20
#16 Hurricanes 0 3 7 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10 2015 UNC, 59–21

at Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 6 7 0 16
Hokies 3 13 14 7 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–13 2015 MIA, 30–20

at Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 0 7 10 10 27
Fighting Irish 17 3 0 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–17–1 2012 ND, 41–3

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 14 0 7 28
Hurricanes 17 10 7 17 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–10–1 2015 MIA, 29–24

at VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 10 10 7 34
Cavaliers 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–6 2015 MIA, 27–21

at NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 0 14 10 27
Wolfpack 0 3 7 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5–1 2012 MIA, 44–37

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 7 21
Hurricanes 10 6 17 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–2 2015 MIA, 30–27

West Virginia–Russell Athletic BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Mountaineers 7 0 7 0 14
Hurricanes 0 21 10 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–3 2003 MIA, 22–20

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV 25 25 15 14 10 16 RV NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 20 
Coaches RV RV 25 19 14 10 17 RV RV NR NR NR RV RV RV 23 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

2017 NFL DraftEdit

ReferencesEdit