Miami Hurricanes 2017 preseason bowl projections roundup

Mark Richt is running headlong into his second season with the Hurricanes. (Miami Herald)

[Coach’s corner: Richt previews Bethune]

[DT Willis back at Miami]

[UM hopes Rosier ready to ‘light it up’]

If Miami’s season plays out the way your friendly local beat writer predicts, the Hurricanes could have a shot at a College Football Playoff berth.

How about a view from outside South Florida? Here’s a slew of bowl projections for UM, which is ranked 18th to start the year:

The All-American (Stewart Mandel): Pinstripe Bowl vs. Nebraska, Dec. 27 in New York City

Athlon Sports (Steven Lassan): Citrus Bowl vs. Georgia, Jan. 1 in Orlando

College Football News: Camping World Bowl vs. TCU, Dec. 28 in Orlando

College Sports Madness: Sun Bowl vs. Washington State, Dec. 29 in El Paso, Texas

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn

ESPN (Desmond Howard): College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Alabama

ESPN (Paul Finebaum): “I think The U is back.” Finebaum picked UM as his team outside the top 15 that could make the College Football Playoff.

SB Nation (Jason Kirk): Belk Bowl vs. Tennessee, Dec. 29 in Charlotte

Sports Illustrated (Eric Single): Sun Bowl vs. Oregon

Sports on Earth (Matt Brown): Fiesta Bowl vs. Washington, Dec. 30 in Glendale, Ariz.

Sporting News (Bill Bender): Sun Bowl vs. Colorado

USA Today (Erick Smith): Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn


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