No one can predict how good (or bad) the Miami Hurricane football team will be this season. On paper, the Hurricanes should finish with a better record than last year (7-5) as they return 19 starters.
The real question regarding this year's 'Canes will be how the defense will improve over a horrible 2012 season in which they were ranked almost last (No. 116 out of 120 schools) in total defense.
If the defense can finish in the top 50 this upcoming season, the offense should be able to allow the Hurricanes to win at least nine or 10 games, if not more.
Here are five reasons why I believe the 'Canes will overachieve this upcoming season.