Miami football: Updated game-by-game predictions for 2020

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After another successful offseason, can Manny Diaz rebound and guide Miami football to a spot in the ACC championship?

Miami took a bit of a hit this offseason when top pass rusher Greg Rousseau decided that he would sit this season out and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

But that is the first loss that Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz has suffered this offseason.

The Hurricanes have been hot on the recruiting trail, pulling in two five-star South Florida prospects in James Williams and Leonard Taylor; they have landed two of the most coveted transfers in Houston quarterback D’Eriq King and Temple defensive end Quincy Roche and they are retooling the offense to a more of an up-tempo and spread attack with the hiring of former SMU and Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.

A great offseason like this one has been enough for many Hurricanes fans to forget what a disaster last season was for Miami. They were expected to challenge for the Coastal title and that fell flat with shocking losses to Georgia Tech, Florida International, Duke and the embarrassing shutout loss at the hands of Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl.

Miami will have to rise to the challenge, as they are slated to face most of the conferences top teams such as North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia Tech and, of course, Clemson. This is a huge season for the direction of the Miami program and this is how it is going to play out.

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