Miami Football: 5 X-Factors for Hurricanes to Have Success in 2013

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Miami Football: 5 X-Factors for Hurricanes to Have Success in 2013
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Although the Hurricanes finished last season at 7-5, there were a lot of exciting things many of us saw from the young team.

The offense, which only returned four starters from the previous year, had seven games in which they scored over 40 points per game.

Quarterback Stephen Morris broke school and ACC records while true freshman Duke Johnson proved to the entire country that he will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

The only problem with the Canes last season was defense. The unit finished No. 116 in the country in total defense and if they don't improve over the offseason, we may see another subpar year from Miami.

Here are five X-factors for the Hurricanes' 2013 season if they want to improve on that 7-5 record.

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