College Football Odds: Miami Hurricanes 2011 BCS Odds & NCAA Picks: Are the Hurricanes Ready for Prime Time Again? Once the focal point of the college football predictions universe, Miami has been more like a forgotten NCAA picks outpost and the Hurricanes nothing more than an after-thought for the better part of a decade. For the 2009 college football predictions season, however, the University of Miami (FL) compiled a 9-4 NCAA picks record with a bowl victory against the University of Wisconsin and are looking for bigger things this college football odds 2010. Ranked No. 13 in the NCAA preseason USA Today college football poll, the Hurricanes have not gotten much love from the college football odds makers in Vegas, who have given them 35-1 2011 BCS odds on winning the BCS National Championship.
With 13 returning starters for the 2010 college football predictions season, the Hurricanes will be an experienced, dangerous team. Junior Jacory Harris could be one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, if he can shake a tendency to throw INTs. He had 17 picks last NCAA picks season to go with 24 TDS. His top receivers are all back, including senior Leonard Hankerson and junior Travis Benjamin. Sophomore Greg Cooper, their leading rusher is out with an ACL injury, so look for senior Damien Berry to carry the load at running back.
The defense should be much improved for the 2010 college football odds season, with seven returning starters. The DL could be one of the top units in the nation, with senior DE Allen Bailey leading the way. The linebackers, led by senior Colin McCarthy, a team leader and a difference maker on defense.
College Football Odds: Miami Hurricanes 2011 BCS Odds & NCAA Picks Forecast
Head coach Randy Shannon, in his fourth year in Coral Gables, has returning what could be the most talented team in the ACC. He has two tough non-conference college football predictions matchups to start the NCAA picks season, at Ohio State and at Pittsburgh, but Miami plays Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and FSU at home. Virginia Tech gets more pub nationally but, if they play to their potential, the Hurricanes might wind-up in the 2011 BCS odds picture after all.
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