The Miami Hurricanes will open the 2018 football season against a formidable opponent they haven’t faced since Dec. 30, 2005 – not a good night in the eyes of University of Miami fans.
LSU announced Thursday that it will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Miami at the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Tigers, who are 9-3 against Miami, won that 2005 game 40-3, after which a fight between players ensued. By early the next week, former coach Larry Coker had fired four assistants – including current offensive line coach Art Kehoe.
Also, FAU athletic director Pat Chun told the Miami Herald on Thursday evening that next season’s UM at FAU game in Boca Raton is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
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Chun said the three-game series is a “two-for-one” contract. “Two games at their place [UM] – in 2013 and 2016 and home [at FAU] in 2015. Part of the deal is there is no change of funds in the contract for the home game at our place in ’15.’’
Chun said the 2016 game at UM “right now is Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.”
He said he will learn by “May or early summer, the latest,” the TV information for next season’s game.
“The biggest game in the history of our stadium will be for sure Sept. 12, 2015, and our campus is excited to host our neighbors from the south,” Chun said.
UM’s other nonconference games next season include Nebraska at home and at Cincinnati.