The Confidential’s 2016 Football Over-Under: Miami
Last year, the Confidential unveiled over-unders for each ACC school. For Miami, the over-under was set at 6.5 regular season wins. Ultimately, Miami ended up with 8 regular season wins. But now it is on to 2016. The Confidential sets the over-under for Miami at 8.5 regular season wins.
Here is the schedule for 2016, courtesy of a great college football website:
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Very likely wins: Florida Atlantic, @ App State
Very likely losses: Notre Dame, Florida State
Verdict: Miami had a good season last year relative to outsider expectations, but it was not enough to save Al Golden’s job. Moreover, the team seemed to improve without him. Enter the Mark Richt era. Some new coaches immediately improve teams, others take a season to adjust. Who knows with Miami? It is difficult to see many “very likely wins,” as even a trip to Appalachian State can be dangerous. The lighter conference foes on the schedule (Virginia, NC State, Georgia Tech) are all road games. But there is not a game on the schedule that cannot be won–even FSU and Notre Dame–either. This becomes a crap shoot. Improvement is expected, but it might not yet result in more wins. Or it might. The Confidential goes with an over-under of 8.5 regular season wins.
What do you think? Will Pitt go over or under 8.5 regular season wins?