Miami football 2019 national predictions vary greatly

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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The rankings previously referenced are labeled recruiting production, returning production and weighted 5-year. Miami finished 23rd in recruiting production, 25th in returning production and 19th in weighted five year. The Hurricanes 13.9 in the projected S&P + is how they wound up 19th in Connelly’s rankings.

In less than four months all of these rankings will go by the wayside and the only rankings that will mater will be the first college football rankings that come out at the end of October. Miami exceeded expectations in Richt’s first two seasons in 2016 and ’17. The Hurricanes drastically underachieved in 2018.

The key to Miami reaching its goals in 2019 could hinge on how well The New Miami offense performs under new offensive coordinator Dan Enos. Enos has worked extensively with Quarterbacks Martell, Perry and Williams since he was hired by Diaz in January.

At the end of Spring practice, Diaz and Enos were not ready to name a starting QB for the 2019 Miami football team. Martell struggled all spring until the game in Orlando. Williams is the most accurate, but Perry was the most consistent this spring. Development from one of those three is critical for 2019.

Next. Manny Diaz is most successful FBS coach in recruiting. dark

The rankings are merely a guide to see where teams compare to their peers in college football. The widely subjective rankings show that they mean little in relation to the outcome of the 2019 season. After their grossly disappointing 2018 season, Miami needs to bounce back on the field to continue the momentum of 2016 and ’17.