Miami Football: 5 reasons why the Hurricanes will win the title in 2017

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Miami football is set to return to national prominence and they’ll do it with a bang. Here are five reasons why the Miami Hurricanes will win it all in 2017.

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The Miami faithful have been waiting for what feels like eons to return to the national stage as a perennial title contender. It was in 2001 that the Hurricanes won their last national title. That year they rode an undefeated regular season to an Orange Bowl victory over No. 4 Nebraska and Heisman trophy winner Eric Crouch.

It’s been a long time waiting, but this season has all the makings of a storybook season for the Hurricanes. Here are five reasons why Miami will win the National Championship in 2017.

5. Mark Richt picked the right guy to be the starting quarterback

With the departure of Brad Kaaya to the NFL, the Hurricanes are in need of a new quarterback. After giving several options work during spring camp and fall practices, Richt has named junior Malik Rosier the starting quarterback.

Richt picked Rosier over 4-star freshman N’Kosi Perry. When in doubt, choosing the experienced option is usually the right decision. That’s absolutely true in this case. Rosier has only seen garbage time duty in his first two seasons in Miami. He has completed 31 of 61 career passes for 370 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

He doesn’t have a lot of time on the field, but that extra season with Richt in the quarterback room learning under Kaaya will prove invaluable. With so many returning pieces, the Hurricanes need someone to run the offense and not make too many mistakes. Rosier is that guy.