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Last season, the Hurricanes averaged 41 points in their seven victories. In their five losses, the 'Canes scored just 18 points per game.
In losses to Kansas State and Notre Dame, the Hurricanes were only able to score a total of 16 points. Granted, the Wildcats and the Irish both finished in the top 12 in the country, but there is no way their defense was good enough to hold the high-powered 'Canes to season lows.
Yes, the Miami defense was horrible in both games, but the offense was just as bad. Against Kansas State, the offensive line couldn't get any holes open for the running backs as Miami finished with just 40 yards on 29 carries.
Against Notre Dame, the Miami wide receivers forgot how to catch a football, not allowing quarterback Stephen Morris to get into any type of groove. Morris finished completing just 18 of 35 passes against the Irish.
This season, the Hurricanes will have to go up against one of the best defenses in the country in the Florida Gators in the second week of the season.
James Coley will have to call a much better game than last year's OC (Jedd Fisch) did against better competition or we may see the makings of another 7-5 season.