2005 Miami Hurricanes football team

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2005 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 3–40 vs. LSU
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 17
2005 record9–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach Larry Coker (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorDan Werner (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Randy Shannon (5th season)
Base defense 4–3 Cover 2
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 72,319)
Seasons
  2004
2006  
2005 ACC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Atlantic Division
No. 23 Florida State xy$ 53    85 
No. 18 Boston College x 53    93 
No. 21 Clemson  44    84 
Wake Forest  35    47 
NC State  35    75 
Maryland  35    56 
Coastal Division
No. 7 Virginia Tech x 71    112 
No. 17 Miami  62    93 
Georgia Tech  53    75 
North Carolina  44    56 
Virginia  35    75 
Duke  08    110 

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2005 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 80th season of football and 2nd as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by fifth-year head coach Larry Coker and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9–3 overall and 6–2 in the ACC to finish in second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Peach Bowl where they lost to LSU, 40-3.

University of Miami private university in Coral Gables, Florida, United States

The University of Miami is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2018, the university enrolls 17,331 students in 12 separate colleges/schools, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, a law school on the main campus, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key, with research facilities at the Richmond Facility in southern Miami-Dade County.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

Larry Edward Coker is an American football coach and former player. From 2001 to 2006, he served as the head coach at the University of Miami. His 2001 Miami team was named the consensus national champion after an undefeated season that culminated with a victory in the Rose Bowl over Nebraska. In the process of winning the championship, Coker became the second head coach since 1948 to win the national championship in his first season. Coker was fired by Miami on November 24, 2006 following his sixth loss that season. After a stint as a television analyst for ESPNU, he was announced as the head coach for UTSA, whose Roadrunners football team began play in 2011. He resigned as UTSA coach on January 5, 2016.

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Season

Miami dropped its first game of the season at archrival Florida State, 10–7, when punter/holder Brian Monroe fumbled the snap on a 28-yard game-tying field goal attempt by kicker Jon Peattie with 2:16 left to play in the fourth quarter. Despite gaining 313 yards of offense to Florida State's 170, Miami lost to its archrival for the first time since 1999 (6 straight wins by Miami). The three turnovers, two missed field goals, and a muffed hold on the game-tying field goal attempt were also a contributing factor in the outcome for Miami.

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Florida State University is a public space-grant and sea-grant research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.

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The Hurricanes rebounded by winning 8 straight games (including a 27–7 win over previously unbeaten Virginia Tech in Blacksburg) and climbed to the #3 spot in both polls. However, any hopes of a sixth national championship were dashed when the Hurricanes were upset, 14–10, by Georgia Tech at home on November 19 (the game was originally scheduled for October 22, but was postponed in the wake of Hurricane Wilma). The Miami offense, which had problems all season, sputtered badly against Georgia Tech and quarterback Kyle Wright was booed continuously during the second half of the game by the Orange Bowl crowd for his ineffective play. The loss also knocked Miami out of a spot in the inaugural ACC Championship Game.

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Miami finished the regular season at 9–2 (6–2 ACC), ranked #9 in both polls, and received an invitation to return to the Peach Bowl to face the 10th-ranked LSU Tigers. However, this trip to Atlanta was much different from the Hurricanes last, as Wright and the Miami offense struggled, and the defense, which had been the top-ranked defense in Division I-A for most of the season, was shredded by the LSU offense. Miami was routed, 40–3, in the worst-bowl loss in the program's history. The 'Canes finished the 2005 campaign with a 9–3 record and ranked #18/17 (USA Today/AP).

Peach Bowl College football bowl

The Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta since December 1968. Since 1997, it has been sponsored by Chick-fil-A and officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. From 2006 to 2013, it was officially referred to as simply the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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Aftermath

Coker's three-loss seasons at Miami were viewed as failures, and the season-opening loss to FSU and the bowl loss to LSU made the 2005 campaign particularly difficult for alumni and fans of the proud program to swallow. The Hurricane offense had been the center of criticism all season long (as well as during the two previous seasons). In particular, offensive coordinator Dan Werner, offensive line coach Art Kehoe, and quarterback Kyle Wright were assigned most of the blame. [1] In the aftermath of the Peach Bowl loss, head coach Larry Coker fired four assistants: Werner, Kehoe, running backs coach Don Soldinger, and linebacker coach Vernon Hargreaves. [2] The firing of Kehoe was particularly controversial, [3] as he had been with the program as a player and then a coach for over 25-years and took part in all five of Miami's national championships.

With Miami failing to win a conference championship or go to a BCS bowl the previous two years and not having won a national championship since 2001, it was widely assumed that Coker would enter the 2006 season on the hot seat and need to take Miami to a BCS bowl to keep his job. [4]

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The 2006 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 81st season of football and 3rd as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by sixth-year head coach Larry Coker and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 7–6 overall and 3–5 in the ACC to finish in fourth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the MPC Computers Bowl where they defeated Nevada, 21-20.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 58:00 PMat No. 14 Florida State No. 9 ABC L 7–1084,347
September 173:30 PMat No. 20 Clemson No. 13 ABC W 36–30 3OT79,135
September 2412:00 PM Colorado *No. 12 ABC W 23–351,228
October 18:00 PM South Florida *No. 9
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
ESPNU W 27–758,308
October 83:30 PM Duke No. 9
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNU W 52–740,314
October 151:00 PMat Temple *No. 7 FSN W 34–323,129
October 2912:00 PM North Carolina No. 6
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN2 W 34–1630,618
November 57:45 PMat No. 3 Virginia Tech No. 5 ESPN W 27–765,115
November 123:30 PMat Wake Forest No. 3 ABC W 47–1727,106
November 197:45 PM Georgia Tech No. 3
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN L 10–1453,764
November 263:30 PM Virginia No. 10
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABC W 25–1737,629
December 307:30 PMvs. No. 10 LSU *No. 9 ESPN L 3–4065,620
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Awards and honors

First Team All-Americans

All-ACC Selections (First Team)

Awards Finalists

Bold indicates winners

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award

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