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Miami is six days away from opening up the 2020 season, a season that will be like none other.

Bethune-Cookman v Miami Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Six more days until our Miami Hurricanes take the field against the UAB Blazers. Thursday at 8pm can’t come quick enough, but it is really surreal to think with all that has transpired throughout 2020 that football is finally about to be here.

Virginia Tech v Miami Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Miami will hold one final scrimmage before Thursday’s opener, and Head Coach Manny Diaz had this to say “Until we get past our situational scrimmage on Friday night we’re not really deciding anything depth-chart wise in terms of the two-deep and three-deep and all of those type of guys....We’ll know all that through the weekend.”

Miami v Pittsburgh Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

There are a few intriguing battles that still don’t have definitive answer. Who will be the two starters at LB. Zach McCloud, Sam Brooks and Bradley Jennings Jr. have all made cases to be the starters, and all will surely play throughout the year, but who the two starters are is yet to be determined. Kick and Punt return, plus the rotation at WR seem to still be up in th air as well.

September 3rd marked the anniversary of Miami becoming the team with the longest home field winning streak of all-time. Miami beat Georgia Southern 56-0 on that day in 1994 to win it’s 58th straight at the Orange Bowl. Unfortunately that streak would come to an end one game later vs Washington. The Orange Bowl was the greatest home-field advantage in sports history, and 58 in a row may never be broken.

The new Adidas UltraBoost dropped this week, and if you’re a creator on Adidas you could have placed an order already. I dropped the $190 price tag to get a pair, which should arrive before the Louisville game. Say what you want about Adidas, but they have constantly pumped out new gear for Miami which looks much better than the old Nike gear. I know people loved Nike, but the money and accessibility of Adidas is 2nd to none, and the UltraBoost are the most comfortable shoe on the market.

Watched UAB play, and nothing about them should scare Miami. UAB is very well coached by Bill Clark, and the offense has some veteran presence, but Miami’s defense should live in the backfield. Look for the Canes to move the ball at will, and put up a plethora of points in Rhett Lashlee and D’Eriq King’s debut in orange and green. If the Canes treat this like FSU or Louisville look for the canes to win 48-17. Yes I am drinking the Kool-Aid, but it is time to put a disastrous 2019 in the rear-view mirror.

It is game week finally!!!!

Lets Go Canes!