Miami Hurricanes News: ESPN CFP projections, Bats host FAU

Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

ESPN posted their annual March 64-team virtual college football playoff projections. After winning all four games last week to improve to 14-6, the Miami Hurricanes baseball team will host Florida Atlantic Wednesday. After a week off, the Miami football team returned to spring practice and four players spoke to the media.

The Miami Hurricanes football team is seeded 11th in the 64-team ESPN College Football Playoff. ESPN uses the SP+ ratings to seed the teams. Miami has had runs in the past ESPN computer-simulated 64-team playoffs. This year it was not to be as Wisconsin dominated Miami in the first round.

The Miami baseball team is coming off of a weekend sweep of then number 17 Virginia Tech. Miami outscored Virginia Tech 37-18 in the three-game series. FAU enters the game 12-9 this season but won the first game versus Miami last month in Boca Raton. This time the Miami Hurricanes get the Owls in Coral Gables.

Defensive linemen Branson Deen and Nyjalik Kelly, tight end Cam McCormick and wide receiver Xavier Restrepo spoke to reporters on Tuesday in the first Miami Hurricanes football practice after spring break. Deen spoke about the adjustment to South Florida and Kelly the difference between college and high school.

McCormick discussed his journey dealing with injuries entering his eighth season of college football. Restrepo expects the Miami offense to be explosive under new coordinator Shannon Dawson and praised new WR coach Kevin Beard for how he teaches the technical aspects of playing the position.

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Isaac Trotter of 247 Sports wrote that “The Miami Hurricanes are built for March.” Trotter was impressed with how Miami found a way to win late against Drake and the Hurricanes’ domination of Indiana. The Miami Hurricanes look like a team that is buying into what head coach Jim Larranaga wants per Trotter.