Miami Hurricanes learn ACC scheduling model

Miami will have only one non-conference game

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Miami head coach Manny Diaz calls out a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami coach Manny Diaz told The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 that he believes the Hurricanes are already better than they were when last season's 6-7 debacle ended. Diaz says the Hurricanes have improved their roster and their coaching staff, both by additions and subtractions. He also drew a parallel to the culture that the Miami Heat have stuck with in their bounceback season this year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes learned more about their schedule for the upcoming season.

The ACC released the schedule model.

The Hurricanes would have home dates with Florida State, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, and Virginia.

The Canes would have road games at Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

That would leave one game open for a non-conference opponent.

The season’s first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12.

All non-conference game opponents must be played in the home state of the school.

There will be one division.

Notre Dame will also play a 10-game conference schedule and be eligible to compete in the 2020 ACC Championship Game.

The ACC Championship Game will be played on their Dec. 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Miami Athletic Director Blake James said of the schedule, “We’re moving forward with that idea, knowing that 11 is an aspirational number.”

James said the team would not be in a bubble, but that players need to recognize the situation and to adjust to all the proper protocols.

James said, “We’re going to emphasize to the players to take all the steps they can.”

James said he’s confident in the structure at the University.

He said the challenge for the student-athletes will be going out in the community to know that not everyone will be following the guidelines.

The order of games has not been determined yet for the games.

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