2013 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Mike James-RB, Davon Johnson-WR, Jake Wieclaw-K
DEFENSE: Darius Smith-DT, Ramon Buchanan-LB, Brandon McGee-CB, Dalton Botts-P
RB Duke Johnson
Receiver / Linebacker

Phillip Dorsett heads a unit where seven of the top nine receivers are back. This from a team that threw for over 3,500 yards. If the defense is to get better it will start at linebacker where Denzel Perryman and Eddie Johnson are poised for big seasons.


Finishing dead last in the ACC in run defense, pass defense, total defense and near the bottom in sack production just won't cut it. Can this group get better with so many youngsters coming back?

LB Denzel Perryman
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2013 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Stephen Morris-Sr Ryan Williams-Jr
FB Maurice Hagens-Sr Asante Cleveland-Sr (TE)
RB Duke Johnson-So Dallas Crawford-So / Eduardo Clements-Sr
WR Phillip Dorsett-Jr ..
WR Allen Hurns-Sr Herb Waters-So
WR Rashawn Scott-Jr Malcolm Lewis-So
TE Dyron Dye-Sr Clive Walford-Jr
OT Malcolm Bunche-Jr ..
OG Jonathan Feliciano-Jr ..
C Shane McDermott-Jr ..
OG Brandon Linder-Sr ..
OT Seantrel Henderson-Sr Ereck Flowers-So
K .. ..
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Anthony Chickillo-Jr Kelvin Cain-Sr
DT Curtis Porter-Sr ..
DT Olsen Pierre-Jr Earl Moore-So / Corey King-So
DE Shayon Green-Sr Tyriq McCord-So
OLB Eddie Johnson-So Thurston Armbrister-Jr
MLB Denzel Perryman-Jr Jimmy Gaines-Sr / Raphael Kirby-So
OLB Gionni Paul-Jr Tyrone Cornileus-Sr
CB Thomas Finnie-Jr Antonio Crawford-So
CB Ladarius Gunter-Sr Tracy Howard-So
S Kacy Rodgers-Sr Deon Bush-So
S AJ Highsmith-Sr Rayshawn Jenkins-So
P .. ..


  • No, this won't be a team that gets compared or returns Miami to the dynasty years of old, but they certainly are setting up to make 2013 one of their potentially better outputs since 2009 where they finished 9-4 on the season. With only two full-time starters departing head coach Al Golden will be the first to tell everyone that he has much to be excited about.
  • Despite potential NCAA sanctions still hanging over their heads after a full year and a half Golden continues to bring in gifted recruiting classes.
  • Running back/return man Duke Johnson was the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year. He brings a much needed explosive element to the running game now and senior quarterback Stephen Morris is slowly getting better. If Morris can limit the inconsistencies this could be one of the best offenses in the ACC.
  • Ten freshmen started at least one game this past season and 21 total freshman saw action.
  • Miami won't start out as a Top 25 team simply because the defensive numbers are appalling. The fact this was a very young group made youth an excuse. That excuse can no longer be available.
  • A new kicker and punter has to be developed.
  • Miami and North Carolina will be the favorites to win the ACC Coastal Division.



Aug. 31 - Florida Atlantic
Sept. 7 - Florida
Sept. 21 - Savannah State
Sept. 28 - at South Florida
TBA - Duke
TBA - Georgia Tech
TBA - Virginia
TBA - at Florida State
TBA - at North Carolina
TBA - at Virginia Tech
TBA vs. Pittsburgh
TBA vs. Atlantic Division Team