Miami Hurricanes getting a lot of accolades for 2018 season

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ESPN identifies the Miami Hurricanes one of “Seven teams the hype machine will be pushing until September”

"Miami 2017 record: 10-3 Postseason result: Lost to Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Orange Bowl “The Hurricanes fizzled after Thanksgiving, losing three straight, capped by the bowl game. But in Mark Richt’s second season, Miami climbed to No. 2 in College Football Playoff rankings amid bubbling energy absent for more than a decade in Coral Gables. The Canes will continue to search for the right formula to produce consistent play on a level similar to what we saw in early November. The roster trends young, with just four seniors — not including injured tight end Chris Herndon — among the offensive and defensive two-deep ahead of the bowl game. Running back Mark Walton is leaving early for the NFL, and several key defenders face a decision before the Jan. 15 deadline. QB Malik Rosier will take on competition, notably from redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry, while returning offensive playmakers Travis Homer, Ahmmon Richards and DeeJay Dallas offer excitement.”"

There are three key players that ESPN was talking about who face key decisions about whether they will return for their Senior seasons or leave for the NFL.

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Defensive tackles Kendrick Norton and R.J. McIntosh and cornerback Michael Jackson are all weighing their options for next season. Norton and McIntosh are reportedly leaning towards leaving, while Jackson is expected to return.