Welcome back again, Canes fans! Over the past 2 days we’ve released the first 2 parts of our predictions roundtable for the 2019 season.
Here’s part one (heavy on the offense)
Here’s part 2 (heavy on the defense)
SOTU 2019 season predictions roundtable: part 2. Defensive breakout player, games we’re looking forward to, and best case/worst case scenarios. #Canes #TNM https://t.co/1ddd8FNXoz pic.twitter.com/DqAKDRFNUv— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) August 16, 2019
And now, it’s time to be bold and make a final W/L prediction for the 2019 season.
Let’s get into it
Call your shot: What’s your prediction for the W/L record for Miami this season?
Cam Underwood: I’ve been on record with my season prediction for a while, and despite a bit of hesitance to be this bullish on a Miami team that hasn’t lived up to expectations for QUITE a while, I’m sticking with it. 10-2 regular season, with losses to Florida and (insert ACC coastal team). 1 ACC loss should win the Coastal, which will put Miami in the ACCCG against Clemson, and then the Orange Bowl. This team has been a QB away from this kind of performance for a while, and this is the year it happens.
Marshall Thomas: 11-3. Losses to UF, FSU, Clemson in the ACCCG.
Matt Washington: 10-2. I think the Canes lose a close one to Florida to open the season. Virginia will be coming off a bye week when the Canes host them at Hard Rock on a short week. The Canes should be favoured in every game down the final stretch with FSU being a coin flip.
Gaby Urrutia: My win loss record is 10-2. The schedule is as easy as it’s been and even if the Hurricanes don’t win in Orlando, they shouldn’t lose any others. They are the better team in every game for the rest of the season, but this is Miami and I don’t think they will run the table. I believe that *IF* they lose two games, one will be to Florida and the other will be a random conference game, let’s say Virginia Tech.
I do believe this team has the talent and potential to run the table if they stay healthy and finish the Florida game with a win.
Justin Dottavio: 10-2 regular season (losses to Florida and UVA by some fluke)
11-3 overall after the bowl and ACCCG.
John Michaels: 11-1 ...I’m very bullish on our Canes, because the talent is there and Manny seems to have brought the right attitude to the campus as Head Coach. Miami will not lose to Florida or Florida St, so if I had to guess the loss will be on the road, probably to someone like Pitt (although Miami has no business losing that one).
KappaCane: I’m all in on this team, and on paper they should go undefeated after the UF game. I call it 11-1 with a close loss to UF in the regular season (neither team tops 30pts IMO). An ACC loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship game may be in the cards, but I will never concede that this early. I think we can handle business and find ourselves in the CFP this season. The schedule is too weak not to have 11 wins.
Todd Forrest: I am torn between 10-2 and 9-3 so I’ll compromise by predicting a typical up-and-down season. Or in this case, a down-and-up season. As much as it hurts to say this, I think Miami drops a heartbreaker in the opener, then they allow the Gators to beat them twice at UNC to fall to 0-2. But before we all (fanbase and media) suffer a complete meltdown, Diaz rights the ship and works out the kinks and settles on a QB vs Bethune Cookman and Central Michigan, setting up a showdown with Virginia Tech at home. The Hurricanes enter as an underdog (since VT is probably 3-1 or 4-0 at that point) but take care of business, sparking the Canes to a 10-2 finish and a trip to Charlotte to face top-ranked Clemson. After giving the Tigers a scare early on, Miami falls to 10-3 but rebounds with a NY5 bowl victory to finish with 11 wins, giving them momentum heading into National Signing Day, where Diaz reels in the program’s highest-ranked recruiting class since 2008.
Carl Bleich: My prediction for Miami’s record in the regular season is 10-2. I am predicting losses to Florida and Florida State but a 6-0 record against the ACC Coastal and a trip to the ACC Championship game. I believe Clemson will beat Miami in the ACC Championship game.
Austin Pert: 11-1 regular season with a loss to UF (ugh). Lose to Clemson in the ACCCG and win the Orange Bowl. 12-2 final record.
Dylan Goldman: I’m going to go 10-2. That Virginia Tech-Virginia stretch will be tough, but having both at home is very beneficial. I’m going to say the losses will be to Florida and Pitt. Florida comes at an inopportune time, as Miami has to get a brand-new offense going against a very talented UF team. I say Pitt because while UM dominated them last season, UM always seems to lose a game or two that they shouldn’t, and this comes on the road a week before FSU. That’s a trap game, folks.
Candis McLean: I’ll go 10-2 here. I don’t think we have it all together to go undefeated but I also know we’ll be more talented than a lot of teams we face. The two losses...Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Jon Somma: My prediction for this year’s Miami Hurricanes record is 12-2.
Dylan Sherry: I honestly 9-3 is a reasonable prediction. As much as I want to crush the Gators, I don’t think it’s happening. The offense still needs to work out the kinks, and the Gators are a good team. Despite losing more than a handful of players this offseason, I think Dan Mullen has them on the right track (unfortunately). I’m hoping for 10-2, and I think it’s attainable, but I can see us getting tripped up with a Coastal foe or 2. A 6-2 conference record ‘should’ be enough to get to the championship game though, barring a cinderella-like season from Virginia or Duke.
We’ve called our shots on the Canes’ 2019 record. Vote in the poll and leave a comment to call yours.
What will Miami’s REGULAR SEASON record be in 2019?
This poll is closed
7-5 or worse