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Miami Hurricanes Need Big 2013 Season From Stephen Morris

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It was a sub par season from the Miami Hurricanes in 2012 with a 7-5 record. The 2013 college football season is less than five months away now, and Miami is preparing to go to battle this season with Stephen Morris at the helm for his senior season. Morris needs to come up with a big year if Miami wants to have any hopes of winning the ACC.

Morris threw for 3,345 yards last season with 21 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. Those numbers are plenty good by my standards, but I think Morris needs to go back to how he played during the final two games of the regular season last year. Morris threw for 782 yards over the final two games which were both Miami wins. He is going to need to be a quarterback that throws for nearly 3,800 yards if not 4,000 yards in 2013 for the Hurricanes.

Miami has four of their first five games at home, and there is no reason why the Hurricanes can’t be 4-1 again after those games. I think that if Morris can hit those lofty numbers, Miami can finish with nine wins this coming season. That will be enough for the Hurricanes to go to the postseason after not going last year due to self-imposed sanctions. The Hurricanes have gotten commitments from KC McDermott and Reilly Gibbons to help their offensive line in the future. Those two will be there for 2014, but the other talent on the field for the Hurricanes will allow for a better season in 2013. It looks like Miami is getting closer to being that team to fear again.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.