Miami Hurricanes’ assistant coach Manny Diaz said, “It will just about take a miracle” when talking about college football being played in the state of Florida next week on Twitter. He was responding to yet, another member of the media criticizing Miami for not making a better effort at rescheduling or playing its game at Arkansas State that was cancelled.
Miami will instead be with their families and be focused on preparing for the most severe Hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles are scheduled to play this upcoming weekend at Doak Campbell in Tallahassee. Both teams have the same bye week on October 7th making it a fairly easy game to reschedule on paper.
Hurricane Irma is projected to go right through the gut of Florida as a Category 4 storm, affecting every major metropolitan city in America’s third most populous state.
Six of the seven Division I football programs in Florida cancelled their games this past week with FAU being the only one to continue as scheduled. The Owls play at Wisconsin and will shelter there until the Hurricane Irma has passed.