Miami football future scolded by national website compared to FSU

Nov 2, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will take a four-game winning streak against Florida State to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday. Miami has not lost in Tallahassee since 2015. The Hurricanes ended a seven-game winning streak to the Seminoles in Tallahassee in 2017. Mike Farrell of Rivals.Com previewed the 2021 game.

Farrell discussed the Miami Florida State game in his weekly three-point stance article with the subheadline “INTERESTING FUTURE ACC MATCH-UP.” There will be a lot of discussion about which program is in a better position to succeed in the future. Miami enters Saturday’s game 5-4, Florida State is 3-6.

Farrell wrote the article last week before Miami defeated Georgia Tech. The Hurricanes have won three straight games. Florida State has dropped their last two. The Seminoles have been streaky in 2021. Florida State began the season with four straight losses, then had three straight wins, followed by the two-game losing streak.

Miami signed better classes in 2020 and 2021, Florida State has a better group of current commitments for 2022. The Hurricanes had better records than the Seminoles in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Florida State and Miami both finished 6-7 in 2019. Farrell is skeptical about the future of the Miami football program.

"“Miami vs. Florida State — I start with this one because it’s the most fun. No need to compare Florida State with divisional rival Clemson, the Seminoles need to surpass Miami in their own state. And they will barring an incredible hire by The U.Mike Norvell may or may not be there but he’s a solid bridge in my opinion at the very least while Miami continues to stumble.”"

Miami stumbled at the beginning of the season with a 2-4 start. The Hurricanes have turned the season around with three straight wins behind a solid group of freshmen. Led by quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, running back Jaylan Knighton and fourth-year junior wide receiver Charleston Rambo the Miami offense is producing at a high level.

Miami is averaging 473.5 yards in total offense over the last four games. Knighton and Van Dyke can’t enter the NFL Draft until 2023. Rambo will have a decision to make following the 2021 season. The entire Miami RB corps who are healthy and most of the Miami WRs are freshmen eligible players.

Next. Miami faces FSU defense rebuilt by transfers. dark

Miami has several important freshmen eligible players on defense. Five of the listed starters for Miami against Florida State are freshmen eligible. Miami should have a bright future for the next two to three seasons as the extremely talented 2020 and 2021 classes mature. The Hurricanes can win their fifth straight versus FSU.