UAB at Miami Football: Game info and where to watch

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The 2020 Miami football season is finally here as the Hurricanes host UAB Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Miami football team opens the long-awaited 2020 season hosting UAB at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday night. The Hurricanes can finally focus on playing a football game against 1-0 UAB in the season opener. UAB defeated Central Arkansas 45-35 in their first game of 2020 last week.

Miami cannot enter the game overlooking the Blazers. The Hurricanes enter the game Thursday night with a two-game losing streak against UAB Conference USA rivals FIU and Louisiana Tech. UAB is better than the Panthers and Bulldogs after winning the CUSA Western Division in 2019.

The focus for Miami will be on the new additions for 2020. Quarterback D’Eriq King, defensive end Quincy Roche and kicker Jose Borreagles are key transfers and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, wide receivers coach Rob Likens and offensive line coach Garin Justice are all new to Miami in 2020.

The new additions have created a lot of renewed enthusiasm for the Miami football team in 2020. A strong performance in the opener is needed for the Hurricanes to build a successful season. The eyes of college football will be on Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday night as Miami is the first Power Five team to play in 2020.

"GAME ONE 2020: UAB at MiamiThursday, September 10, 2020 8 p.m. ETTV: Coverage: ACC NetworkMiami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (64,767)UAB BLAZERS (1-0, 0-0 C-USA)HEAD COACH: Bill Clark (Jacksonville State, 1990) | CAREER: 46-23 (sixth season) | AT UAB: 35-19 (fifth)MIAMI HURRICANES (0-0, 0-0 ACC)HEAD COACH: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 1995) | CAREER: 6-7 (second season) | AT MIAMI: 6-7 (second)Information courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

This will be the second straight season Miami is the first Power Five team to play. The Hurricanes shared that honor with Florida last season in a 24-20 loss to the Gators in Orlando. Opening against UAB is a much different scenario. The game will air on the ACC Network instead of on ESPN with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit announcing.

"Broadcast InformationTelevision (ACC Network)• Dave O’Brien (play-by-play)• Tim Hasselbeck (color)• Katie George (sidelines)Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)• Josh Darrow (sidelines)Spanish Radio (WMYM 990 AM)• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)• Jose Martinez (color)"

The eyes of the ACC will be on the ACC Network and Hard Rock Stadium while Miami is facing UAB. Miami’s week two opponent, Louisville will open their season on Saturday night at home against SunBelt and intra-state rival Western Kentucky. The Hurricanes will travel to Louisville a week from Saturday to open ACC play.

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Miami and UAB are playing for the first time. The Blazers returned in 2017 after a two-year hiatus. Bill Clark began his tenure as the head coach of the Blazers in 2014 and stayed on through the two-season break. Clark has done an outstanding job guiding UAB to a 29-13 record since they returned.