Miami Hurricanes Football: Five most important games in 2015

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Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya (15) at the line of scrimmage against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

If the Miami Hurricanes are going to contend in the ACC and save Al Golden’s job, these are the five most important games on the schedule this year.

The Miami Hurricanes used to rule the college football world with an iron fist and a mountain of swagger. Now, however, the ‘Canes are just a shell of their former selves.

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Miami is accustomed to competing for and winning national titles but lately they’ve struggled to make a splash in the ACC. The Hurricanes have one of the conference’s best players in sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya who impressed as a true freshman last year, but isn’t surrounded by much help as head coach Al Golden might be sitting on the hottest season in the nation.

Golden led the ‘Canes to a hot start last year, winning six out of their first nine games, before marching across the state to Tallahassee and losing to Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles 30-26. After that, though, the season spiraled out of control, and Miami lost all of their remaining games, including their bowl game to South Carolina.

Their schedule this season is incredibly difficult, especially for a team that finished the season struggling to secure a victory. The have three incredibly tough games against Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. All three of those teams finished the year in the top 25. If that wasn’t tough enough, nine of Miami’s opponents for the fall played in bowl games last season.

Here we’re going to take a look at the five most important games for The U this football season, as they try to right the ship and save their coach’s job.

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