Conference: Home --- Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Virginia; Road --- Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech
Nonconference: Home --- Bethune-Cookman, Kansas State, Ohio State; Road --- South Florida
Bye: Week 2
Don’t play: Clemson, N.C. State, Wake Forest
Must-see: That Sept. 17 date with Ohio State would certainly qualify. It will be new coach Al Golden's home debut, and will come after the Hurricanes' lone bye week.
A favorable setup: Miami plays four of its final six at home (though attendance issues make you wonder whether that's a good thing). In any case, The U won't leave the Sunshine State after Oct. 15 --- unless it is for the ACC title game or a bowl.
And not so much: The flip side of that is Miami's first three league games are all on the road. The first two --- Maryland on Labor Day and Virginia Tech in early October --- are against legitimate conference title contenders. There are no early favors at the start of the Hurricanes' Golden age.
The full schedule:
Sept. 17: Ohio State
Sept. 24: Kansas State
Oct. 8: at Virginia Tech
Oct. 15: at North Carolina
Oct. 22: Georgia Tech
Oct. 27: Virginia, ESPN, 8
Nov. 12: at Florida State
Nov. 19: at South Florida
Nov. 26: Boston College