The Miami football team is in desperate need of some success entering their 2023 slate, but just how much of it will they manage to taste?
Last season was one that many Miami football fans wish to forget, as it was one of the most shameful the Hurricanes have endured in quite some time. This is because it went far beyond just some sorry stretch.
Going 5-7 when having a history like Miami football’s is bad enough, but the record left them as the only squad of Florida’s “big three”—Hurricanes, Gators, and Seminoles—to miss the postseason, which obviously left them with the worst record of the three as well.
For context, the last time Miami football had failed to hit bowl eligibility was 2007, and the last time they had the undisputed worst record of the big three was 2015 (but even then they had managed to win eight games). The most problematic statistic surrounding them, though, could come into play after this upcoming season.
If Miami football also finishes its 2023 slate with a losing record, it will be the first time that the program has had back-to-back losing seasons since its 1976 and 1977 runs.
It was concerns of that severity that led me to question if, assuming the Hurricanes do suffer from another negative record this fall, head coach Mario Cristobal will find himself in the hot seat. With that possibility in mind, why not look at what exactly he and his Canes have standing in their way?
Will 2023 be the beginning of Miami’s comeback tour, or will it be yet another year removed from the once-great program’s glory days? Let’s find out.
Without further ado, here are my official game-by-game predictions for the 2023 Miami Hurricanes.