Miami Hurricanes Football Picked To Finish Second In ACC Coastal Division

By  //  July 28, 2016

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CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA ( – The University of Miami football team was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division according to a poll of 191 media members that were in attendance at the 2016 ACC Football Kickoff last week in Charlotte.

The Hurricanes also received 50 first-place votes to win the ACC Coastal.

Miami enters the 2016 campaign by returning 17 starters and 41 letterwinners from last year’s squad, which closed out the regular season on a high note by winning four of its last five games en route to earning a bid to the 2015 Sun Bowl – the program’s 39th overall bowl appearance.

Quarterback Brad Kaaya leads the way for the Hurricanes’ offense as he returns for his junior season following a stellar 2015 campaign for the Hurricanes in which he threw for 3,238 yards, 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Kaaya would eventually go on to earn ACC all-conference honors.

ABOVE VIDEO: New Canes head coach talks with members of the media during ACC Media Days last week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Hurricanes’ junior signal-caller tied for fourth in the ACC Preseason Player of the Year voting.

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Clemson was picked as the likely ACC champion on 144 ballots, followed by Florida State with 39, North Carolina with 7 and Louisville with one vote.