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2017 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 2017 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 92nd season of football and 14th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. They finished the season 10–3 overall and 7–1 in the ACC to finish in first in the Coastal Division. They advanced to the ACC Championship Game where they lost to Clemson, 38–3. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they lost to Wisconsin, 34–24.

2017 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
ACC Coastal Division champion
Orange Bowl vs. Wisconsin, L 24–34
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
2017 record10–3 (7–1 ACC)
Head coachMark Richt (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorThomas Brown (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumHard Rock Stadium
(Capacity: 64,982)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Turnover ChainEdit

Before the season Diaz suggested rewarding defensive players who recover fumbles or interceptions. Jeweler AJ "King of Bling" Machado created the Turnover Chain—a 36-inch, 5-5 pound, 10-karat gold Cuban link necklace with a large "U" charm covered with orange and green sapphires—in August 2017. Its gaudiness amazed the team and coaching staff, with one saying that "it's supposed to be larger than life".[1][2]

ESPN described the chain as "quintessential Miami: flashy, swaggy, in your face, loud and flamboyant". Malek Young became the first to wear the chain, after intercepting a Bethune-Cookman pass in the end zone. Counterfeit shirts depicting the chain became available for sale within a week.[1] Richt said, "It's good, clean fun. If we were 4-5 and had six turnovers, I think people would probably make fun of it. But when you win, things become cool sometimes".[2]

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Mark Richt Head coach 2nd Miami (1982)
Manny Diaz Defensive coordinator/linebackers 2nd Florida State (1995)
Thomas Brown Offensive coordinator/running backs 2nd Georgia (2008)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive line 2nd Toledo (1991)
Jon Richt Quarterbacks 2nd Mars Hill (2012)
Ron Dugans Wide receivers 2nd Florida State (2002)
Stacy Searels Offensive line 2nd Auburn (1990)
Todd Hartley Special teams coordinator/tight ends 2nd Georgia (2008)
Mike Rumph Cornerbacks 2nd Miami (2002)
Ephraim Banda Safeties 2nd Incarnate Word (2004)

Support staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Gus Felder Strength & conditioning 2nd Penn State (2002)
Alex Devine Graduate assistant 2nd Mississippi State (2015)
Matthew Gazzillo Graduate assistant 1st Florida State (2014)

[citation needed]

RosterEdit

2017 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 8 Braxton Berrios Sr
QB 12 Malik Rosier   Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 80 RJ McIntosh Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P 15 Michael Badgley Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

The Hurricanes signed a total of 24 recruits.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:30 PMBethune–Cookman*No. 18RSNW 41–1350,454
September 233:30 PMToledo*No. 14
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
RSNW 52–3049,361
September 297:00 PMat DukeNo. 14ESPNW 31–636,314
October 7[b]3:30 PMat Florida StateNo. 13ESPNW 24–2078,169
October 14[c]3:30 PMGeorgia TechNo. 11
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCW 25–2455,799
October 213:30 PMSyracuseNo. 8
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPNW 27–1956,158
October 2812:00 PMat North CarolinaNo. 8ESPN2W 24–1945,000
November 48:00 PMNo. 13 Virginia Tech No. 9
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 28–1063,932
November 118:00 PMNo. 3 Notre Dame*No. 7
ABCW 41–865,303
November 1812:00 PMVirginiaNo. 2
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCW 44–2863,415
November 2412:00 PMat PittsburghNo. 2ABCL 14–2435,978
December 28:00 PMvs. No. 1 ClemsonNo. 7ABCL 3–3874,372
December 308:00 PMvs. No. 6 Wisconsin*No. 10
ESPNL 24–3465,032
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

The scheduled game between Arkansas State and Miami originally set for September 9 was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Irma due to travel concerns and was not rescheduled.[3]

^[b] The game between Florida State and Miami, originally scheduled to be played on September 16, was moved to October 7 due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
^[c] The game between Georgia Tech and Miami, originally scheduled to be played on October 12, was moved to October 14.

Game summariesEdit

Bethune–CookmanEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 3 7 0 13
No. 18 Hurricanes 3 21 14 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2015 W, 45–0

ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 16 0 14 30
No. 14 Hurricanes 10 0 14 28 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1987 W, 24–14

at DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Hurricanes 14 3 0 14 31
Blue Devils 3 3 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–2 2016 W, 40–21

at Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Hurricanes 0 0 10 14 24
Seminoles 3 0 0 17 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–30 2016 L, 19–20

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 7 10 0 24
No. 11 Hurricanes 3 10 3 9 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–11 2016 W, 35–21

SyracuseEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 3 10 6 19
No. 8 Hurricanes 3 10 7 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–7 2003 W, 17–10

at North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Hurricanes 0 7 10 7 24
Tar Heels 3 3 7 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10 2016 L, 13–20

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Hokies 0 3 7 0 10
No. 9 Hurricanes 0 14 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–14 2016 L, 16–37

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Fighting Irish 0 0 8 0 8
No. 7 Hurricanes 14 13 7 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–18–1 2016 L, 27–30

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 14 7 7 0 28
No. 2 Hurricanes 7 7 17 13 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6 2016 W, 34–14

at PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Hurricanes 0 7 0 7 14
Panthers 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–10–1 2016 W, 51–28

Clemson - ACC ChampionshipEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Hurricanes 0 0 0 3 3
No. 1 Tigers 14 7 17 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2015 L, 0–58

Wisconsin - 2017 Orange BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Badgers 3 21 3 7 34
No. 10 Hurricanes 14 0 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2009 L, 14–20

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 18 16 17 14 14 13 11 8 8 9 7 2 2 7 11 13 
Coaches 18 17 15 14 13 12 10 7 8 6 6 2 2 7 11 13 
CFP Not released 10 7 3 2 7 10 Not released

2018 NFL DraftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Adelson, Andrea (November 3, 2017). "Miami's turnover chain: 36 inches and 5.5 pounds of sapphire-studded swag". ESPN.
  2. ^ a b Kaufman, Michelle; Degnan, Susan Miller (November 8, 2017). "How five-and-a-half pounds of 10K gold has helped UM reclaim its swagger". Miami Herald.
  3. ^ Scott Gleeson (September 6, 2017). "Miami-Arkansas State college game canceled due to Hurricane Irma". USA Today. Retrieved September 6, 2017.