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2016 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in ACC - Coastal
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Closing kick helps Mark Richt's standing

Miami's schizophrenic season ended with five straight victories, including a solid bowl win over West Virginia. Richt heads into the 2017 season on a roll that was unseen in late October. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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23hJared Shanker

ACC's top 25 returning players in 2017

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevy of Florida State Seminoles lead the top 25 returning players in the ACC.

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Shaquille Quarterman poised for big year

Last season, the freshman linebacker started all 13 games, recording 84 tackles, including 10 for loss and 3.5 sacks. Quarterman's rookie campaign earned him freshman All-American and third-team All-ACC selections. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)


2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 11-20 (Insider)

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Additionally, Miami AD Blake James will replace Phillips as the chair of the Division I Council in the summer of 2017.

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Miami reserve running back Gus Edwards has decided to transfer, leaving the Hurricanes without much in the way of experience at the position. Edwards was third on the team in rushing in 2016, but it was hard to find a role after a foot injury sidelined him the previous season. With second-leading rusher Joe Yearby moving on to the NFL, developing depth behind 1,000-yard rusher Mark Walton is a huge offseason priority.

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Joe Jackson: a force to be reckoned with?

The true freshman has a ton of upside according to Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl: explosive get-off, flexibility, good use of his hands, etc. As he continues to develop, expect Jackson to be a force for the Canes in 2017. 10 bowl breakout stars (Insider)

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Canes zoom into final rankings

Miami goes from unranked to No. 18 in the wake of its win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. What a left-right-left season -- four wins, four losses, five wins -- in Mark Richt's return to Coral Gables. Power Rankings

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Clemson's stars highlight ACC All-Bowl team

It's certainly not the biggest prize they've won this week, but members of national champion Clemson dominate the bowl season All-ACC team.

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11dDavid M. Hale

Positions of need: Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will have depth, but not much experience at QB -- and a suspect offensive line -- as they enter the fall led by a strong defense.

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11dAndrea Adelson

Dabo: ACC 'best conference in college football'

The ACC is "the best conference in college football," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said after his team's victory over SEC power Alabama in the national championship game.

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Final AP Poll: Hurricanes finish No. 20

Miami (9-4) closed the season with a convincing 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Four ACC teams make the final ranking Final AP Poll

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11dMark Schlabach

Alabama, Florida State lead Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.

Will Alabama top Miami's title run?

Miami won four titles in nine seasons under three different head coaches (1983-91). Alabama seeks its fifth championship in eight years under Nick Saban. Best dynasties

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Is Brad Kaaya ready for the next level?

Recent history shows that only the best of the very best underclassmen should declare early for the NFL draft. Chris Mortensen names 20 four-year QBs who've enjoyed success in the league. Mort & Schefter's notebook

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Schools fighting for top-10 classes

With just five commitments, Tennessee's No. 11 class has room to improve before Feb. 1. Clemson, who is a little busy right now, is just one spot below the Vols. Class rankings

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ACC rules bowl season

Is the ACC the best conference in college football? An 8-3 bowl season and Clemson's demolition of Ohio State put the conference in the spotlight.

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18dAndrea Adelson

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season

For years, the ACC fought the idea that it wasn't on par with the SEC or Big Ten. But its 2016 bowl record is further proof the landscape has changed.

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