2017 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
ACC Coastal Division champion
Orange Bowl, L 24–34 vs. Wisconsin
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
Record10–3 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorThomas Brown (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumHard Rock Stadium
(Capacity: 64,982)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1     12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2     9 4  
Boston College   4 4     7 6  
Louisville   4 4     8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4     8 5  
Florida State   3 5     7 6  
Syracuse   2 6     4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami (FL) xy   7 1     10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3     9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4     5 6  
Duke   3 5     7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5     5 7  
Virginia   3 5     6 7  
North Carolina   1 7     3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 92nd season of football and 14th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. They finished the season 10–3 overall and 7–1 in the ACC to finish in first in the Coastal Division. They advanced to the ACC Championship Game where they lost to Clemson, 38–3. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they lost to Wisconsin, 34–24.

Turnover Chain

Before the season Diaz suggested rewarding defensive players who recover fumbles or interceptions. Jeweler AJ "King of Bling" Machado created the Turnover Chain—a 36-inch, 5-5 pound, 10-karat gold Cuban link necklace with a large "U" charm covered with orange and green sapphires—in August 2017. Its gaudiness amazed the team and coaching staff, with one saying that "it's supposed to be larger than life".[1][2]

ESPN described the chain as "quintessential Miami: flashy, swaggy, in your face, loud and flamboyant". Malek Young became the first to wear the chain, after intercepting a Bethune-Cookman pass in the end zone. Counterfeit shirts depicting the chain became available for sale within a week.[1] Richt said, "It's good, clean fun. If we were 4-5 and had six turnovers, I think people would probably make fun of it. But when you win, things become cool sometimes".[2]

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Mark Richt Head coach 2nd Miami (1982)
Manny Diaz Defensive coordinator/linebackers 2nd Florida State (1995)
Thomas Brown Offensive coordinator/running backs 2nd Georgia (2008)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive line 2nd Toledo (1991)
Jon Richt Quarterbacks 2nd Mars Hill (2012)
Ron Dugans Wide receivers 2nd Florida State (2002)
Stacy Searels Offensive line 2nd Auburn (1990)
Todd Hartley Special teams coordinator/tight ends 2nd Georgia (2008)
Mike Rumph Cornerbacks 2nd Miami (2002)
Ephraim Banda Safeties 2nd Incarnate Word (2004)

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Gus Felder Strength & conditioning 2nd Penn State (2002)
Alex Devine Graduate assistant 2nd Mississippi State (2015)
Matthew Gazzillo Graduate assistant 1st Florida State (2014)

[citation needed]

Roster

2017 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Mark Walton Jr
WR 3 Mike Harley Fr
WR 4 Jeff Thomas Fr
QB 5 N'Kosi Perry Fr
WR 8 Braxton Berrios Sr
QB 12 Malik Rosier
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 Jr
ATH 13 DeeJay Dallas Fr
QB 16 Evan Shirreffs
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 So
QB 17 Cade Weldon Fr
WR 18 Lawrence Cager
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 So
QB 19 Augie DeBiase Fr
WR 21 Malik Mayweather
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 Sr
RB 22 Robert Burns Fr
TE 23 Chris Herndon Sr
RB 24 Travis Homer So
WR 27 Marshall Few Fr
RB 28 Crispian Atkins
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 So
WR 29 Chad Allen
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 So
RB 32 Trayone Gray
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 Jr
WR 34 Elias Lugo-Fagundo Fr
FB 37 Cesar Castillo Jr
FB 38 Danny Dominguez
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 Jr
FB 41 Michael Parrott Fr
FB 45 Jack Pope Jr
TE 46 Nicholas Ducheine
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 Fr
WR 48 Calvin Carrie Fr
RB 49 Jimmy Murray
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 So
OL 52 K. C. McDermott Sr
OL 55 Navaughn Donaldson Fr
OL 57 Kai-Leon Herbert Fr
OL 59 Justin Goldberg
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 Jr
OL 62 Hayden Mahoney
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 So
OL 65 Corey Gaynor Fr
OL 67 Zach Dykstra Fr
OL 68 Zachary Lerman Fr
OL 70 George Brown Jr.
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 So
OL 73 Trevor Darling Sr
OL 74 Tyler Gauthier Jr
OL 75 Zalon'Tae Hillery Fr
OL 76 Tre Johnson
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 Fr
OL 77 Jahair Jones
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 Jr
OL 78 Tyree St. Louis Jr
OL 79 Bar Milo
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 So
WR 80 Dayall Harris
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 Jr
WR 81 Darrell Langham
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 Jr
WR 82 Ahmmon Richards So
WR 83 Evidence Njoku Fr
TE 86 Malik Curry
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 So
TE 87 Michael Irvin II So
TE 88 Brian Polendey Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 1 D. J. Johnson Fr
DB 2 Trajan Bandy Fr
DB 3 Dee Delaney
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 Sr
DB 4 Jaquan Johnson Jr
DB 5 Amari Carter Fr
DB 6 Jhavonte Dean Jr
DL 7 Kendrick Norton Jr
DL 9 Chad Thomas Sr
LB 11 De'Andre Wilder Fr
DB 12 Malek Young So
LB 17 Waynmon Steed Fr
DL 19 Scott Patchan
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 So
DB 20 Robert Knowles
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 So
DB 22 Sheldrick Redwine Jr
LB 23 Terry McCray
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 Jr
DB 25 Derrick Smith Fr
DB 28 Mike Jackson Sr. Jr
DB 30 Romeo Finley So
DL 31 Demetrius Jackson
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 Jr
DB 32 Tyler Murphy Jr
DL 33 Trent Harris Sr
LB 34 Charles Perry Jr
LB/FB 35 Mike Smith
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 Jr
DB 36 Teddy Stavetski
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 Jr
DB 37 Colvin Alford Fr
LB 44 Bradley Jennings Jr. Fr
DB 46 Daniel Ferguson-McAllister
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 So
LB/FB 47 Dewayne Washington II
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 Fr
LB 48 Thomas Burns Fr
LB 49 Shawn Walker
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 Fr
LB 52 Jamie Gordinier
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 So
LB 53 Zach McCloud So
LB 55 Shaquille Quarterman So
LB 56 Michael Pinckney So
LB 58 Darrion Owens
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 Jr
DL 80 R. J. McIntosh Jr
DL 90 Tyreic Martin
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 Fr
DL 91 Gerald Willis
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 Jr
DL 93 Pat Bethel So
DL 94 Ryan Fines
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 So
DL 95 Anthony Moten Sr
DL 96 Jonathan Ford Fr
DL 97 Jonathan Garvin Fr
DL 99 Joe Jackson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P 15 Michael Badgley Sr
P 18 Zach Feagles Fr
LS 39 Jordan Butler Jr
P 43 Jack Spicer
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 So
K 47 Turner Davidson Fr
LS 50 Sam York
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 Jr
LS 61 Jacob Munoz
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 Fr
K 85 Marco Baeza
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 So
K 98 Diego Marquez
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 Sr


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Recruiting

Position key

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits

The Hurricanes signed a total of 24 recruits.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:30 pmBethune–Cookman*No. 18RSNW 41–1350,454
September 233:30 pmToledo*No. 14
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
RSNW 52–3049,361
September 297:00 pmat DukeNo. 14ESPNW 31–636,314
October 7[b]3:30 pmat Florida StateNo. 13ESPNW 24–2078,169
October 14[c]3:30 pmGeorgia TechNo. 11
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCW 25–2455,799
October 213:30 pmSyracuseNo. 8
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPNW 27–1956,158
October 2812:00 pmat North CarolinaNo. 8ESPN2W 24–1945,000
November 48:00 pmNo. 13 Virginia TechdaggerNo. 10
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 28–1063,932
November 118:00 pmNo. 3 Notre Dame*No. 7
ABCW 41–865,303
November 1812:00 pmVirginiaNo. 3
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCW 44–2863,415
November 2412:00 pmat PittsburghNo. 2ABCL 14–2435,978
December 28:00 pmvs. No. 1 ClemsonNo. 7ABCL 3–3874,372
December 308:00 pmNo. 6 Wisconsin*No. 10
ESPNL 24–3465,032
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

The scheduled game between Arkansas State and Miami originally set for September 9 was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Irma due to travel concerns and was not rescheduled.[3]

^[b] The game between Florida State and Miami, originally scheduled to be played on September 16, was moved to October 7 due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
^[c] The game between Georgia Tech and Miami, originally scheduled to be played on October 12, was moved to October 14.

Game summaries

Bethune–Cookman

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 3 7 0 13
No. 18 Hurricanes 3 21 14 3 41

See also: 2017 Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football team

Toledo

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 16 0 14 30
No. 14 Hurricanes 10 0 14 28 52

See also: 2017 Toledo Rockets football team

at Duke

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Hurricanes 14 3 0 14 31
Blue Devils 3 3 0 0 6

See also: 2017 Duke Blue Devils football team

at Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Hurricanes 0 0 10 14 24
Seminoles 3 0 0 17 20

See also: 2017 Florida State Seminoles football team

Georgia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 7 10 0 24
No. 11 Hurricanes 3 10 3 9 25

See also: 2017 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

Syracuse

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 3 10 6 19
No. 8 Hurricanes 3 10 7 7 27

See also: 2017 Syracuse Orange football team

at North Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Hurricanes 0 7 10 7 24
Tar Heels 3 3 7 6 19

See also: 2017 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Hokies 0 3 7 0 10
No. 9 Hurricanes 0 14 7 7 28

See also: 2017 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

Notre Dame

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Fighting Irish 0 0 8 0 8
No. 7 Hurricanes 14 13 7 7 41

See also: 2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 14 7 7 0 28
No. 2 Hurricanes 7 7 17 13 44

See also: 2017 Virginia Cavaliers football team

at Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Hurricanes 0 7 0 7 14
Panthers 3 7 7 7 24

See also: 2017 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

Clemson - ACC Championship

Main article: 2017 ACC Championship Game

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Hurricanes 0 0 0 3 3
No. 1 Tigers 14 7 17 0 38

Wisconsin - 2017 Orange Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Badgers 3 21 3 7 34
No. 10 Hurricanes 14 0 7 3 24

See also: 2017 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Rankings

Further information: 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP1816171414131188972271113
Coaches1817151413121078662271113
CFPNot released10732710Not released

2018 NFL Draft

Main article: 2018 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick Team
Chad Thomas Defensive End 3 67 Cleveland Browns
Chris Herndon Tight End 4 107 New York Jets
Mark Walton Running Back 4 112 Cincinnati Bengals
R. J. McIntosh Defensive Tackle 5 139 New York Giants
Braxton Berrios Wide Receiver 6 210 New England Patriots
Kendrick Norton Defensive Tackle 7 242 Carolina Panthers

References

  1. ^ a b Adelson, Andrea (November 3, 2017). "Miami's turnover chain: 36 inches and 5.5 pounds of sapphire-studded swag". ESPN.
  2. ^ a b Kaufman, Michelle; Degnan, Susan Miller (November 8, 2017). "How five-and-a-half pounds of 10K gold has helped UM reclaim its swagger". Miami Herald.
  3. ^ Scott Gleeson (September 6, 2017). "Miami-Arkansas State college game canceled due to Hurricane Irma". USA Today. Retrieved September 6, 2017.