Will Miami Finally Arrive in 2024 After Years of Falling Short

Will Miami Finally Arrive in 2024 After Years of Falling Short

At the onset of Mario Cristobal’s 2022 arrival as head coach in 2022, he was greeted as a savior for the Hurricanes. Cristobal is the ultimate Miami man, a native of the city who grew up there. Cristobal attended the University of Miami, where he played on the football team. Late on, he was an assistant coach at The U. During his coaching career, Cristobal became known as one of college football’s unique recruiters. All of this made Cristobal seem like the perfect College Football Betting hire for Miami.

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2024 Miami-FL Hurricanes Schedule

  • Aug. 31: at Florida
  • Sept. 7: vs. Florida A&M
  • Sept. 14: vs. Ball State
  • Sept. 21: at USF
  • Sept. 27 (Friday): vs. Virginia Tech
  • Oct. 5: at Cal
  • Oct. 12: Off
  • Oct. 19: at Louisville
  • Oct. 26: vs. Florida State
  • Nov. 2: vs. Duke
  • Nov. 9: at Georgia Tech
  • Nov. 16: Off
  • Nov. 23: vs. Wake Forest
  • Nov. 30: at Syracuse

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But after two seasons, Cristobal has a record of 12-13 at The U. Last year, Miami went 7-6 and lost the Pinstripe Bowl. Much more was expected from Cristobal, and this is a critical online betting season for Miami. Now in his third season, Cristobal must deliver a serious run at the ACC title. The program has more of his stamp and more of his highly-ranked recruits. While 2024 may not be a now-or-never campaign, it is close.

For Miami to return to glory in 2024, it must first be all about quarterback Cameron Ward. An incredibly productive offseason in the portal has ratcheted up. This year could temper the criticism or turn up the heat. The ‘Canes have an intriguing pairing on offense. Starting with Ward and Oregon State transfer Damien Martinez anchoring the backfield. Although the defense was fortified in the trenches through the portal, the secondary remains a concern.

Miami’s College Football Betting hopes to begin with Washington State transfer quarterback Cam Ward. Ward is the prolific talent who chose Miami for his fifth and final collegiate season. In sum, Ward has thrown for 13,874 career yards and 119 touchdowns in two seasons at WSU and two at FCS Incarnate Word. Also, Miami got the services of UAlbany transfer Reese Poffenbarger, who threw for 36 TDs and 3,603 yards in 2023 — the most of any FCS quarterback.

Ward’s not the only West Coast headliner to choose the U. First-team All-Pac 12 running back Damien Martinez, the top-ranked back in the portal, arrives from Oregon State after rushing for 1,185 yards and nine TDs last season. He gives the Canes a top back to pair with Ward.

Kicker Andre Borregales is undoubtedly among the nation’s best. Previously, he was a 2023 first-team All-ACC selection. Also, he was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist. His older brother Jose won the award in 2020 for Miami. Second-year punter Dylan Joyce, an Australian, averaged 43.8 yards per punt last season.

Miami-FL Hurricanes Team History

From 1983 through 2001, the Hurricanes won five national championships. Additionally, they were a national finalist seven times in that span. Miami was never a historic blue-blood program. And the Canes have become a prisoner of that success. Miami continues to cycle through coaches chasing that elusive era of glory.