Miami football adds Bethune-Cookman and Ed Reed to 2023 schedule

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will play Bethune-Cookman and former Hurricanes legend and Wildcats’ head coach Ed Reed in September 2023 according to the Miami Herald. Miami defeated Bethune-Cookman 70-13 in the 2022 season opener with Reed serving as the Hurricanes’ Chief of Staff.

Miami completed their 2023 schedule with the addition of the Wildcats. Miami also has 2023 non-conference games versus Miami (Ohio) on September 2, Texas A&M on September 9 and at Temple on September 23. The ACC announced on Tuesday that they will release the 2023 conference schedule on January 30.

Reed was hired as head coach by Bethune-Cookman last month. Prior to being hired by Bethune-Cookman, the only coaching role for Reed was as the Buffalo Bills’ assistant defensive backs coach in 2016. Reed is the latest former NFL All-Pro player to be hired as a head coach at an HBCU head coach.

Former All-Pro running back Eddie George is the head coach at Tennessee State and Deion Sanders left Jackson State for Colorado following the 2022 season. Reed inherited a Bethune-Cookman program that is 4-18 the last two seasons and has not won a conference championship since 2015.

With the win over Bethune-Cookman in 2022, Miami improved to 6-0 all-time versus the Wildcats. Miami has dominated FCS teams. The game between Bethune-Cookman and Miami is likely to be the weekend of September 16. The ACC will dictate the remainder of the Miami 2023 football schedule

The Miami football team will host Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Virginia and play at Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina and North Carolina State in 2023. The ACC eliminated divisions following the 2022 season. Miami will play Boston College, Florida State and Louisville annually in the new 3-5-5 format.

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In addition to the annual games versus the Eagles, Seminoles and Cardinals, Miami will play the other 10 ACC teams in a two-year on and two-year off-rotating schedule. The new format means Miami will not play Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech who are the third and fourth most common opponents in Hurricanes’ history.