12 Days of ACC Football: Miami

Aug. 25, 2010

In preparation for the 2010 football season, the Atlantic Coast Conference will unveil the "12 Days of ACC Football" beginning on August 16th. The teams will be unveiled each midday through August 27 based on predicted finish and alternating divisions, first Atlantic, then Coastal. Once again this year, each team's preview will be written by that school's RepresentACC.com Campus Correspondent. Each team page will also include a preseason video and preview information. Today's feature is Miami.

The Miami Hurricanes no longer use youth or lack of experience as excuses. With the top-ranked recruiting class from 2007 suddenly upperclassmen, the time for winning is now. Over the offseason, head coach Randy Shannon received a four-year contract extension. For the first time in several seasons, both the offensive and defensive coordinators return. Since its arrival in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, Miami has failed to reach the league's championship game. In Coral Gables, players, coaches, fans and media alike hope that's about to change.