Miami Hurricanes getting a lot of accolades for 2018 season

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: De'Andre Wilder /
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Miami loses tight end Chris Herndon, wide receiver Braxton Berrios, running back Mark Walton and linemen K.C. McDermott and Trevor Darling on offense. Defensively, ends Chad Thomas and Trent Harris, cornerback Dee Delaney and Defensive Tackle Anthony Moten graduate.

After the season ended, a few Miami Hurricanes announced their intent to transfer. Linebacker Darrion Owens who will be a Senior, defensive tackle Ryan Fines and end D.J. Johnson are all moving on from the Miami Hurricanes program. Owens was second on Miami with nine total tackles in the Orange Bowl.

Athlon Sports is one of the publications high on the Hurricanes for the 2018 season.

"5. Miami “The Hurricanes are a program on the rise under coach Mark Richt. Miami was perhaps a year ahead of schedule by pushing for a CFB Playoff berth in 2017, but this team will be squarely in the mix for the top four in 2018. The Hurricanes open the year with an intriguing matchup against LSU in Arlington and host Florida State in their annual rivalry showdown. A road trip to Virginia Tech is the toughest away matchup, but the rest of the 2018 slate is manageable."