The football season is just around the corner.
The ACC Kickoff Media Days were held last week and it was the first sign of the football season coming soon.
The next date to know for Miami Hurricanes football fans: the start of preseason practice on August 6th.
This article seems to project what UM’s two-deep depth map figures should look like at the start of the after-camp, which is only the starting point in terms of designing the list for the season opener against Alabama.
Miami is returning 19 of 22 starters from the 2020 season, so the hurricanes expect to take the field for the first drills with plenty of veterans across the two depths.
At the same time, it’s fair to point out that Miami also has plenty of young talent from last year’s freshman class who are now ready to push for bigger roles alongside a current freshman who has a couple of former five-star recruits on the defensive. tackling Leonard Taylor and defensive back James Williams.
The mix of veteran management and production along with the talented young players makes the Hurricanes an interesting team to keep an eye on in 2021.
“What has been good from Miami’s point of view is having such an experienced team, some of the guys we have with us here today for Media Day are out of season,” UM coach Manny Diaz said this week. “How are we going through the spring, through the training. Guys who are experienced, but they came back for the right reasons, they want to see Miami win, and they want to be an example to the younger guys who come into our program who me in Miami, which we have not always had.We have not always had really strong, veteran leadership that has existed long enough to influence or recruit classes.
“I think with the senior class, the super senior class we have, they can not just help transform Miami’s wins and losses this year, but actually going forward.”
That leadership and competition will be the key to Miami’s preparation for the Sept. 5 match against Alabama in Atlanta, Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
According to the latest betting lines from the William Hill Sportsbook, Miami is an 18-point underdog for the Crimson Tide.
Read on for a look at how we project the two-depth depth map to look at the start of the fall camp based on how spring football was wrapped up, offseason-intel that has been gathered over the summer and recent injury situations.
Note: Again, just to make it clear, this is a projected depth map for the start of the post-camp. Not a projected depth map for Game 1 against Alabama.