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UM shuffles, sets non-conference football schedule

Quick Wednesday night news note:

We hear the University of Miami has set its 2013 non-conference football schedule, and unlike recent years, all four games will be completed in the first month of the season.

UM will play host to Florida Atlantic in the opening week of the season (tentatively set for Aug. 31), in the first of a three-game series between the teams. The Gators will visit Sun Life Stadium on Sept. 7 to complete a two-game home-and-home series.

UM either will play an ACC road game or have a bye on Sept. 14 before playing host to Savannah State on Sept. 21. Savannah State, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, lost 84-0 to Oklahoma State and 55-0 to Florida State this season.

The Hurricanes then will play at South Florida on Sept. 28 to complete a five-game series between the schools. The schools played in mid-to-late November in past years.

UM felt strongly about not playing a non-conference schedule as difficult as this past season's, which included Notre Dame and Kansas State.

UM confirmed the aforementioned non-conference opponents and dates, but the ACC schedule has not been set. The Hurricanes don't like how they draw for Thursday night home games or noon Saturday home games, but they have no say in when ACC games are scheduled, unfortunately.

      

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gatorsam

According to the NCAA Most Difficult Schedules:

1. Florida 2. Missouri 3. Kentucky 4. Auburn 6. Arkansas 7. Texas A&M 11. South Carolina 15. Missisissippi 18. LSU

The only ACC team with a top schedule is Miami at 21.

So even if SEC teams play 3 or so gimme games they still play the toughest schedules in the country.

Lt. Lois Einhorn

My fault, I'll be more careful when reading the trash talk miserable Gators fans post on the Miami Herald from now on.

Get a life tool, Miami only plays Florida every 5 years.

N. BERES

I am a g8rh8r. Enjoy the talk NOW cause we are coming for you! They will all come to The U, they all win at The U, they will all get jewelry at The U and they will all play on Sunday's from The U...Al will build a wall around the State of South Florida. So the gatorgirls and semenholes should enjoy the few recruits they get now cause it will soon be over. Any gatorgirl who talks about the culture @ The U is a moron. Take care of your own back yard. GO CANES.....

mike

last i checked florida ran from playing from all the beat downs they got .the last time i checked the canes led that series and the last game didn't they win with floridas reject qb brock berlin.miami is not getting a big class this year cause they signed 33 last year and looking at about 15 for this year and their avg. star ranking is still about a top ten class and look at what all those top 3 classes have gotten usc this year.

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