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What does 3-0 mean?

The ‘Canes have started strong, but how will they finish?

NCAA Football: Miami at Appalachian State Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in two seasons the Hurricanes have started its campaign with three straight victories. Miami has yet to be tested in those three games, although many sports personalities around the nation predicted a tough game against Appalachian State. Those predictions were way off, as the ‘Canes went to Boone, North Carolina and completely dominated throughout the entirety of the game.

Unscathed after three games, the ‘Canes are using the bye week to prepare for the toughest stretch of the season starting with Georgia Tech and ending with Notre Dame. Those games will definitely define the season for the Hurricanes, but what should Miami fans expect after a 3-0 start to the season?

The table below shows all the times Miami has started the season 3-0 dating back to 1980.

Season(s) Overall Record Coach
2016 ? Mark Richt
2015 8-5 Al Golden
2013 9-4 Al Golden
2004 9-3 Larry Coker
2003 11-2 Larry Coker
2002 12-1 Larry Coker
2001 12-0 Larry Coker
1996 9-3 Butch Davis
1993 9-3 Dennis Erickson
1992 11-1 Dennis Erickson
1991 12-0 Dennis Erickson
1989 11-1 Dennis Erickson
1988 11-0 Jimmy Johnson
1987 12-0 Jimmy Johnson
1986 11-1 Jimmy Johnson
1980 9-3 Howard Schnellenberger

Other than the Al Golden led teams, Miami has never finished with more than three losses after starting the season 3-0.

The table below shows all the times Mark Richt started the season 3-0 at Georgia.

Season(s) Overall Record
2015 10-3
2012 12-2
2008 10-3
2006 9-4
2005 10-3
2004 10-2
2003 11-3
2002 13-1

The most games a Mark Richt led team lost after starting with three wins is four.

If you use history as a reference, it seems that Miami could have a good season. What are your predictions of how the rest of Miami's season will go? Comment below!