Miami Hurricanes chance pulling miracle and upsetting Alabama

Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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With punter Lou Hedley returning to Miami and Andres Borregales (brother of former Canes kicker Jose Borregales) manning the kicking duties, Miami has a solid special teams pairing. Those two, as well as the return specialists for Miami, need to be consistent to put the Hurricanes in a better position to win the game.

Field position is one of the most important aspects of football and the special teams units can create for Miami. Special teams is going to play an important role for Miami and can be the boost the Hurricanes need to topple Alabama.

There is no question that Alabama and Miami is going to be a dogfight of a football game. The Crimson Tide are ranked as the preseason number one team in the country and for good reason. But Miami is coming off of a strong year, building a solid offense under coordinator Rhett Lashlee.

With another year under Lashlee’s belt at Miami, the Canes offense should take another step forward. Head coach Manny Diaz will bring the defensive presence that the Hurricanes need to compete for something more than just a bowl game appearance.

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The 2021 Miami football team is returning many of its players, including 19 starters from 2020. The Hurricanes’ new additions, both 2021 signees and transfers, should provide a major impact to help Miami get over the hump this season. But it all starts with the Alabama Crimson Tide on September 4.