2018 Miami Hurricanes football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2018 record7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorThomas Brown (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorRon Dugans (1st as co-OC; 3rd overall season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumHard Rock Stadium
(Capacity: 64,982)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson x$#^   8 0         15 0  
No. 15 Syracuse   6 2         10 3  
NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
Florida State   3 5         5 7  
Louisville   0 8         2 10  
Coastal Division
Pittsburgh x   6 2         7 7  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
Miami   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         6 7  
Duke   3 5         8 5  
North Carolina   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Clemson 42, Pittsburgh 10
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Miami Hurricanes football team (variously "Miami", "The U", "UM", "'Canes") represented the University of Miami during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were led by third-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. They competed as a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in a 3-way tie for 3rd in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they would lose to Wisconsin.

On December 30, 2018, Richt announced his retirement after 3 seasons at Miami and 18 overall as head coach. That same day, the school named Manny Diaz as their new head coach.[1]

Previous season

The Hurricanes finished the 2017 season 10–3 overall and 7–1 in ACC play to win the Coastal Division for the first time and earn a trip to the ACC Championship Game, where they were defeated by Clemson. They received an invitation to the Orange Bowl where they lost to Wisconsin.

Offseason

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 23 recruits.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[2] Joe Jackson DE JR
Rimington Trophy[3] Tyler Gauthier C SR
Chuck Bednarik Award[4] Shaquille Quarterman LB JR
Jaquan Johnson DB SR
Maxwell Award[5] Travis Homer RB JR
Ahmmon Richards WR JR
Doak Walker Award[6] Travis Homer RB JR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[7] Ahmmon Richards WR JR
Butkus Award[8] Shaquille Quarterman LB JR
Jim Thorpe Award[9] Michael Jackson DB SR
Jaquan Johnson DB SR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[10] Michael Jackson DB SR
Jaquan Johnson DB SR
Shaquille Quarterman LB JR
Outland Trophy[11] Tyler Gauthier C SR
Wuerffel Trophy[12] Demetrius Jackson DL SR
Walter Camp Award[13] Jaquan Johnson DB SR
Ahmmon Richards WR JR
Ted Hendricks Award[14] Joe Jackson DE JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[15] Malik Rosier QB SR
Manning Award[16] Malik Rosier QB SR

ACC media poll

The ACC media poll was released on July 24, 2018.

Media poll (Coastal)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Miami 998 (122)
2 Virginia Tech 838 (16)
3 Georgia Tech 654 (8)
4 Duke 607 (1)
5 Pittsburgh 420
6 North Carolina 370 (1)
7 Virginia 257

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:30 p.m.vs. No. 25 LSU*No. 8ABCL 17–3368,841
September 86:00 p.m.Savannah State*No. 22ACCN ExtraW 77–060,307
September 1512:00 p.m.at Toledo*No. 21ESPN2W 49–2428,117
September 223:30 p.m.FIU*No. 21
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN2W 31–1759,814
September 278:00 p.m.North CarolinaNo. 16
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPNW 47–1060,845
October 63:30 p.m.Florida StateNo. 17
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 28–2765,490
October 137:00 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 16
ESPN2L 13–1642,393
October 267:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeESPNL 14–2744,514
November 37:00 p.m.Dukedagger
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN2L 12–2062,754
November 107:00 p.m.at Georgia TechESPN2L 21–2748,217
November 173:30 p.m.at Virginia TechESPNW 38–1462,379
November 243:30 p.m.No. 24 Pittsburgh
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPNW 24–359,606
December 275:15 p.m.vs. Wisconsin*ESPNL 3–3537,821
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

2018 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 N'Kosi Perry
 Fr
QB 16 Ryan Rizk Fr
QB 12 Malik Rosier
 Sr
QB 17 Cade Weldon
 Fr
QB 15 Jarren Williams Fr
RB 28 Crispian Atkins
 Jr
RB 36 Steven Billings-Larson Jr. Fr
RB 22 Robert Burns
 Fr
RB 13 DeeJay Dallas So
RB 23 Cam'Ron Davis Fr
RB 32 Trayone Gray
 Sr
RB 24 Travis Homer Jr
RB 1 Lorenzo Lingard Fr
FB 38 Danny Dominguez
 Sr
FB 44 Realus George Jr. Fr
FB 41 Michael Parrott So
WR 29 Chad Allen
 Sr
WR 48 Evan Brunelle Fr
WR 18 Lawrence Cager
 Jr
WR 11 Marquez Ezzard Fr
WR 27 Marshall Few So
WR 3 Mike Harley So
WR 7 Brian Hightower Fr
WR 40 Will Huggins Fr
WR 81 Darrell Langham
 Sr
WR 34 Elias Lugo-Fagundo
 Fr
WR 43 Brian Miller Fr
WR 83 Evidence Njoku
 Fr
WR 6 Mark Pope Fr
WR 82 Ahmmon Richards Jr
WR 4 Jeff Thomas So
WR 8 Dee Wiggins Fr
TE 46 Nicholas Ducheine
 So
TE 87 Michael Irvin II Jr
TE 9 Brevin Jordan Fr
TE 85 Will Mallory Fr
TE 88 Brian Polendey So
OL 50 Venzell Boulware
 Jr
OL 70 George Brown Jr.
 Jr
OL 72 John Campbell Jr. Fr
OL 55 Navaughn Donaldson So
OL 67 Zach Dykstra
 Fr
OL 74 Tyler Gauthier Sr
OL 65 Corey Gaynor So
OL 54 Devin Golden Fr
OL 71 Jared Griffith Fr
OL 57 Kai-Leon Herbert So
OL 75 Zalon'tae Hillery
 Fr
OL 77 Jahair Jones
 Sr
OL 68 Zachary Lerman
 Fr
OL 62 Hayden Mahoney
 Jr
OL 79 Bar Milo
 Jr
OL 51 DJ Scaife Jr. Fr
OL 78 Tyree St. Louis Sr
OL 52 Cleveland Reed Jr. Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 93 Pat Bethel Jr
DL 96 Jonathan Ford So
DL 97 Jonathan Garvin So
DL 31 Demetrius Jackson
 Sr
DL 99 Joe Jackson Jr
DL 90 Tyreic Martin
 So
DL 91 Jordan Miller Fr
DL 95 John O'Boyle
 Sr
DL 94 Tito Odenigbo
 Sr
DL 19 Scott Patchan
 Jr
DL 15 Gregory Rousseau Fr
DL 68 Michael Scibelli Fr
DL 1 Nesta Silvera Fr
DL 9 Gerald Willis
 Sr
LB 48 Thomas Burns
 Fr
LB 44 Bradley Jennings Jr. So
LB 52 Patrick Joyner Jr. Fr
LB 53 Zach McCloud Jr
LB 23 Terry McCray
 Sr
LB 56 Michael Pinckney Jr
LB 55 Shaquille Quarterman Jr
LB 35 Mike Smith
 Sr
LB 17 Waynmon Steed
 Fr
LB 41 Darian Stephenson Fr
LB 49 Shawn Walker
 So
LB 11 De'Andre Wilder So
DB 37 Colvin Alford
 Fr
DB 2 Trajan Bandy So
DB 27 Nigel Bethel Jr. Fr
DB 7 Al Blades Jr. Fr
DB 5 Amari Carter So
DB 6 Jhavonte Dean Sr
DB 30 Romeo Finley Jr
DB 3 Gilbert Frierson Fr
DB 26 Gurvan Hall Jr. Fr
DB 8 DJ Ivey Fr
DB 28 Michael Jackson Sr. Sr
DB 4 Jaquan Johnson Sr
DB 20 Robert Knowles
 Jr
DB 32 Tyler Murphy Sr
DB 22 Sheldrick Redwine Sr
DB 25 Derrick Smith So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 85 Marco Baeza Sr
K 21 Bubba Baxa Fr
K 98 Suleman Burrows Fr
K 92 Alejandro Cardenas
 Sr
K 47 Turner Davidson
 Fr
K 45 Camden Price Fr
P 16 Zach Feagles So
P 43 Jack Spicer
 Jr
LS 39 Jordan Butler Sr
LS 58 Clay James Jr
LS 61 Jacob Munoz
 So
LS 59 Sam York
 Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries

vs LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Hurricanes 3 0 0 14 17
No. 25 Tigers 10 17 6 0 33

See also: 2018 LSU Tigers football team and Advocare Classic

Savannah State

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
No. 22 Hurricanes 7 21 21 28 77

See also: 2018 Savannah State Tigers football team

at Toledo

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Hurricanes 7 14 14 14 49
Rockets 0 7 14 3 24

See also: 2018 Toledo Rockets football team

FIU

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 0 0 17 17
No. 21 Hurricanes 7 17 7 0 31

See also: 2018 FIU Panthers football team

North Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 10 0 0 0 10
No. 16 Hurricanes 14 19 0 14 47

See also: 2018 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 13 7 0 27
No. 17 Hurricanes 0 7 14 7 28

See also: 2018 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida State–Miami football rivalry

at Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Hurricanes 0 6 0 7 13
Cavaliers 0 13 0 3 16

See also: 2018 Virginia Cavaliers football team

at Boston College

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 7 0 0 14
Eagles 14 3 10 0 27

See also: 2018 Boston College Eagles football team

Duke

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 0 10 3 20
Hurricanes 0 12 0 0 12

See also: 2018 Duke Blue Devils football team

at Georgia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 7 0 7 21
Yellow Jackets 14 3 10 0 27

See also: 2018 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

at Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 14 21 0 38
Hokies 7 7 0 0 14

See also: 2018 Virginia Tech Hokies football team and Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry

Pittsburgh

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

See also: 2018 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

vs. Wisconsin (Pinstripe Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Badgers 14 0 7 14 35
Hurricanes 3 0 0 0 3

See also: 2018 Wisconsin Badgers football team and 2018 Pinstripe Bowl

Rankings

Further information: 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 8 22 21 21 16 17 16 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches 8 21 20 20 16 17 15 RV 25 RV NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

2019 NFL Draft

See also: 2019 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
4 119 Sheldrick Redwine S Cleveland Browns
5 158 Michael Jackson CB Dallas Cowboys
5 165 Joe Jackson DE Dallas Cowboys
6 181 Jaquan Johnson S Buffalo Bills
6 204 Travis Homer RB Seattle Seahawks

References

  1. ^ "Miami Names Manny Diaz Head Coach After Mark Richt Steps Down". www.si.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 Watch List | Lott IMPACT Trophy | Honoring College Football's Defensive Best". lottimpacttrophy.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  3. ^ "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 Bednarik Award Watch List - Maxwell Football Club". Maxwell Football Club. 2018-07-16. Archived from the original on 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. ^ "2018 Maxwell Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List". July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Butkus Award - 2018 Collegiate Watchlist". The Butkus Award. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Names 2018 Preseason Watchlist". July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "22018 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  13. ^ Carbone, Al (July 27, 2018). "Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2018 Player of the Year Preseason "Watch List"". Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Preseason Watch List - 2018 edition of the Ted Hendricks Award" (PDF). August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Watch List for 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Presented by A. O. Smith Announced". August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Manning Award: See which quarterbacks made the preseason watch list for 2018". August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.