Miami will travel for three of its first five games, all of which will be shown on ESPN’s networks.
The latest game time to be announced: Friday, Sept. 29 at Duke. The ACC said Wednesday the game will kick off at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Perhaps the most pressing question, nearly four months out: will Malik Rosier be the starter once again?
Rosier, a redshirt junior, made his first — and to date, only — college start the last time Miami visited Durham, N.C. Rosier threw for 272 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 20-of-29 passing in UM’s 30-27 win on Oct. 31, 2015. His yardage total was a high for any UM quarterback in his first start, but his efforts were overshadowed by one of the wildest finishes in college football history.
Last year’s meeting of the teams, in Miami Gardens, was much less dramatic. The Hurricanes beat Duke 40-21. The Blue Devils (4-8, 1-7 ACC), who finished 85th in USA Today’s postseason rankings, are rebuilding their defense but are the only ACC Coastal program to return a full-time starting quarterback (Daniel Jones).
Rosier is one of several contenders for UM’s starting job, along with redshirt sophomore Even Shirreffs and true freshman N’Kosi Perry. Coach Mark Richt is likely to name a starter in the final week of fall practices.
Miami Hurricanes schedule 2017
Time, TV info as of May 31
Saturday, Sept. 2 – vs. Bethune-Cookman, 12:30 p.m. ACC RSN
Saturday, Sept. 9 – at Arkansas State, 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday, Sept. 16– at Florida State, 8 p.m. ABC
Saturday, Sept. 23 – vs. Toledo
Friday, Sept. 29– at Duke, 7 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Oct. 7 – BYE
Thursday, Oct. 12 – Georgia Tech, 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Oct. 21 – Syracuse
Saturday, Oct. 28 – at North Carolina
Saturday, Nov. 4 – Virginia Tech
Saturday, Nov. 11 – vs. Notre Dame
Saturday, Nov. 18 – Virginia
Friday, Nov. 24 – at Pittsburgh