|2010 Miami Hurricanes football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Record||7–6 (5–3 ACC)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mark Whipple (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||John Lovett (2nd season)|
|Base defense||4–3, Cover 2|
|Home stadium||Sun Life Stadium|
|2010 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings|
|No. 17 Florida State x||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|No. 23 Maryland||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|No. 25 NC State||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|No. 16 Virginia Tech x$||8||–||0||11||–||3|
|Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2010 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were coached by Randy Shannon during the regular season, then coached by Jeff Stoutland (interim) during their bowl game and played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. They are members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–3 in ACC play and were invited to the Sun Bowl where they were defeated by Notre Dame, 33–17.
|September 2||7:30 pm||Florida A&M*||No. 13||ESPN3||W 45–0||53,674|
|September 11||3:30 pm||at No. 2 Ohio State*||No. 12||ESPN||L 24–36||105,454|
|September 23||7:30 pm||at Pittsburgh*||No. 19||ESPN||W 31–3||58,115|
|October 2||12:00 pm||at Clemson||No. 16||ESPN2||W 30–21||82,313|
|October 9||8:00 pm||No. 23 Florida State||No. 13||ABC||L 17–45||75,115|
|October 16||1:00 pm||at Duke||ESPN3||W 28–13||25,911|
|October 23||7:30 pm||North Carolina||No. 25||ESPN2||W 33–10||43,584|
|October 30||12:00 pm||at Virginia||No. 22||ESPN||L 19–24||39,528|
|November 6||12:00 pm||Maryland||ESPNU||W 26–20||55,434|
|November 13||12:00 pm||at Georgia Tech||ACCN||W 35–10||47,425|
|November 20||3:30 pm||No. 14 Virginia Tech||No. 24||ESPN||L 17–31||40,101|
|November 27||12:00 pm||South Florida*||ESPNU||L 20–23 OT||41,148|
|December 31||2:00 pm||vs. Notre Dame*||CBS||L 17–33||54,021|
Following Miami's loss to Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl, defensive lineman Allen Bailey, wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, and offensive lineman Orlando Franklin announced they would be returning for their senior seasons despite being considered possible candidates to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
In January it was reported that defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt would be leaving to go to the University of Louisville to become their new defensive line coach. On January 27, Miami hired Rick Petri to replace Hurtt as the defensive line coach. Petri had previously coached at the University of Kentucky and had once coached the defensive line before at Miami between 1993 and 1995. Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill was named the new recruiting coordinator. In February, running backs coach Tommie Robinson left to take the same position for the Arizona Cardinals. He was replaced by Mike Cassano, who was previously running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida International University, and had also coached at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under current Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. Head coach Randy Shannon later announced that defensive assistant Michael Barrow would be returning to his position of full-time linebackers coach after defensive coordinator John Lovett had filled the position during the 2009 season. Barrow had been the linebackers coach in 2007 and 2008.
Miami began spring practice on February 23. Quarterback Jacory Harris only participated in non-throwing drills while recovering from a shoulder injury. Miami concluded spring practice with its spring game on March 27.
In March 2010, the Miami track team signed Latwan Anderson, who was also a four-star defensive back recruit in football. Anderson will walk on to the football team in the fall. Anderson's track scholarship will convert to a football scholarship once he plays in his first football game.
On May 12, Randy Shannon signed a new four-year contract with Miami.
On July 9, The New York Times reported that offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson, one of the top high school recruits in the nation, would attend the University of Miami in August 2010, academically cleared to play the 2010 season. Henderson previously signed a national letter of intent to join the USC Trojans. Henderson signed with the Trojans after assurances from coach Lane Kiffin that the Trojans football program would not be hit with major penalties following infractions made in previous seasons. After the NCAA penalized the Trojans in June 2010, Henderson was released from his letter of intent, allowing him to freely sign with another football program.
Senior defensive end Stephen Wesley was dismissed from the team at the end of July, reportedly for academic reasons. On August 2, junior wide receiver Thearon Collier was also dismissed due to team violations.
Miami began fall practice on August 5.
|Player||Position||Height||Weight||Hometown||High School/Prep School/Junior College|
|Latwan Anderson||Safety||5-10||185||Cleveland, OH||Glenville HS|
|Jermaine Barton||Offensive Lineman||6-6||270||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|Jeffrey Brown||Defensive Tackle||6-3||275||Evanston, IL||Evanston HS|
|Malcolm Bunche||Offensive Lineman||6-6||325||Newark, DE||Newark HS/Milford Academy|
|Kelvin Cain||Linebacker||6-4||210||Clovis, CA||Buchanan HS|
|Eduardo Clements||Running Back||5-10||185||Miami, FL||Booker T Washington HS|
|Asante-Jabari Cleveland||Tight End||6-5||230||Sacramento, CA||Christian Brothers HS|
|Tyrone Cornelius||Linebacker||6-2||195||Stone Mountain, GA||Stephenson HS|
|Devont'a Davis||Defensive Back||6-2||180||Gainesville, FL||Gainesville HS|
|Jeremy Davis||Corner Back||5-11||162||Ft. Myers, FL||Ft. Myers HS|
|Johnathan Feliciano||Offensive Tackle||6-4||283||Davie, FL||Western HS|
|Chase Ford||Tight End||6-6||245||Kilgore, TX||Kilgore J.C.|
|James Gaines||Linebacker||6-3||205||Buffalo, NY||Canisius HS|
|Tavadis Glenn||Offensive Tackle||6-5||265||Jacksonville, FL||Terry Parker HS|
|Maurice Hagens||Fullback||6-1||235||Tampa, FL||Tampa Bay Tech HS|
|Darion Hall||Running back||6-1||200||Naples,FL||Lely HS|
|Seantrel Henderson||Offensive Tackle||6-8||340||Saint Paul, MN||Cretin-Derham Hall|
|Allen Hurns||Wide Receiver||6-2||175||Miami, FL||Carol City HS|
|Storm Johnson||Runningback||6-1||217||Loganville, GA||Loganville HS|
|Brandon Linder||Offensive Lineman||6-6||290||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|Shane McDermott||Center||6-3||266||Wellington, FL||Palm Beach Central HS|
|Stephen Morris||Quarterback||6-2||186||Miami Shores, FL||Monsignor Pace HS|
|Kevin Nelson||Linebacker||6-1||220||Gainesville, FL||Gainesville HS|
|Cobie Okafor||Corner Back||5-10||180||Miami, FL||Booker T Washington HS|
|Keion Payne||Corner Back||6-0||165||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|David Perry||Defensive End||6-6||230||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||University School HS|
|Kacy Rodgers||Corner Back||6-2||185||Southlake, TX||Carroll HS|
|Andrew Tallman||Tight End||6-5||237||Dorchester, MA||Boston College HS|
|Delmar Taylor||Defensive Tackle||6-4||265||Miami Beach, FL||Miami Beach HS|
|Clive Walford||Tight End||6-6||225||Belle Glade, FL||Glades Central HS|
|Travis Williams||Linebacker||6-2||189||Norfolk, VA||Monsignor Pace HS|
|2010 Miami Hurricanes football team roster|
(prior to Game 12 versus South Florida)
|Harris||Not released||RV||24||22||RV||RV||24||RV||—||—||Not released|
|BCS||Not released||—||22||—||—||24||—||—||—||Not released|
See also: 2010 Ohio State Buckeyes football team
|#2 Ohio State||3||23||10||0||36|
Miami and Ohio State last played when they met in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl playing for the national championship, a game won by Ohio State in double overtime, 31–24. In 2010, Miami lost to Ohio State 36–24, but the Buckeyes' win was later vacated after an NCAA investigation of their program.
See also: 2010 Pittsburgh Panthers football team
Miami and Pittsburgh last met in 2003 at Pittsburgh in a game won by Miami 28–14. Miami is 21–9–1 all time against Pittsburgh.
See also: 2010 Clemson Tigers football team
Miami and Clemson last met in 2009 at Miami in a game won by Clemson 40–37. Miami is 5–3 all time against Clemson.
|#24 Florida State||7||17||7||14||45|
Jermaine Thomas scored a career-high three touchdowns, all in the first 21 minutes, and Chris Thompson ended the scoring with a 90-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. The 90-yard run is the longest run Miami has ever allowed in the history of its football program. The 23rd ranked Seminoles enjoyed a surprisingly easy 45-17 victory. The 45 points is the second-most points Florida State has scored in the series.
See also: 2010 Duke Blue Devils football team
Miami and Duke last met in 2009 at Miami in a game won by Miami 34–16. Miami is 6–1 all time against Duke.
Miami and North Carolina last met in 2009 at Chapel Hill in a game won by North Carolina 33–24. Miami is 5–8 all time against North Carolina.
See also: 2010 Virginia Cavaliers football team
Miami and Virginia last met in 2009 at Miami in a game won by Miami 52–17. Miami is 5–3 all time against Virginia.
See also: 2010 Maryland Terrapins football team
Miami and Maryland last met in 2006 at College Park in a game won by Maryland 14–13. Miami is 7–8 all time against Maryland.
Miami and Georgia Tech last met in 2009 at Miami in a game won by Miami 33–17. Miami is 5–10 all time against Georgia Tech.
See also: 2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football team
|#15 Virginia Tech||7||3||7||14||31|
Miami and Virginia Tech last met in 2009 at Blacksburg in a game won by Virginia Tech 31–7. Miami is 17–10 all time against Virginia Tech.
See also: 2010 South Florida Bulls football team
Miami was upset by South Florida losing to the Bulls in over time 23–20. Miami is now 2–1 all time against South Florida.
Head coach Randy Shannon was fired the day following the South Florida loss.
On December 12, 2010, ESPN reported that Miami had offered the new head coaching position to former Temple University head coach Al Golden.
In press-conference remarks upon his hiring on December 13, 2010, Golden emphasized the importance of the Miami legacy. "It's the most recognizable brand in college football," he said; "I go back to the former players that are here, the five national championships, 20 national award winners, countless All-Americans, incredible tradition; it's a dream job."
Golden also announced after the bowl game that offensive coordinator Mark Whipple would not be retained and his replacement could come from the NFL.