Miami football six most likely bowl opponents

Next2 of 7Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse


Washington State

The consensus bowl projections have Miami returning to El Paso against the same opponent they played in 2015.

Miami and Washington State have changed drastically since the 2015 meeting. Mike Leach has moved on to Mississippi State. Miami is two and potentially three head coaches removed from 2015.

Larry Scott was the interim coach for Miami for the second half of the 2015 season. Scott was replaced by Mark Richt.

Richt lasted three seasons before being replaced by Manny Diaz. The job status for Diaz is currently in doubt with three to four weeks before Miami plays their bowl game.

If Diaz is let go before the bowl game and Miami plays in El Paso that would mark the third straight Sun Bowl appearance for Miami with an interim coach. The Hurricanes played Notre Dame in the 2010 Sun Bowl under interim head coach Jeff Southland who replaced Randy Shannon after the regular season.

Washington State is 7-5 this season. Jake Dickert was elevated from interim to permanent head coach recently after leading the Cougars to a 4-3 record. Washington State is 7-5 overall this season. The Cougars are 69th nationally averaging 28.4 points per game. Washington State is 49th allowing 24.2 PPG.

Next2 of 7Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse