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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Orange and Green

Mark Richt has lost control of the Sun Life Stadium construction project.

With the Miami Herald reporting that construction on Sun Life Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes, is running a few weeks behind schedule, the Canes may have to consider an alternative location for their home opener. They've considered FIU's Stadium, virtually down the road, but they also reportedly have a "top secret contingency plan".

I hope it's in Tallahassee.

Miami's opponent for the home opener is FAMU. While it's extremely rare for an FCS school to host their FBS - much less Power 5 - opponent,  this could throw a bone in a major way to a smaller program in the state. And while Tallahassee is nearly a 500 mile trek from Miami, it gives the U some tendrils elsewhere in the state - and in FSU's backyard, in a year where the Noles and all other in-state opponents are scheduled to come to Miami's south Florida home. FAMU's stadium actually holds more than FIU's. While it would be a considerable hike for Miami, I don't see home field advantage playing a huge role here. Miami will win the football game just as assuredly as the Marching 100 will win halftime.
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