2015 Miami Hurricanes football team

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2015 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Sun Bowl, L 14–20 vs. Washington State
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2015 record8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachAl Golden (5th season; fired 10/25),
Larry Scott (interim)
Offensive coordinatorJames Coley (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple, Pro-style
Defensive coordinatorMark D'Onofrio (5th season)
Base defense4–3, multiple
Home stadiumSun Life Stadium
(Capacity: 64,982)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 14 Florida State   6 2         10 3  
Louisville   5 3         8 5  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Boston College   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 15 North Carolina x   8 0         11 3  
Pittsburgh   6 2         8 5  
Miami   5 3         8 5  
Duke   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         4 8  
Georgia Tech   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 45, North Carolina 37
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Miami Hurricanes football team (variously "Miami", "The U", "UM", "'Canes") represented the University of Miami during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were led by fifth-year head coach Al Golden, who was fired following a 58–0 loss at home to Clemson, and replaced by Larry Scott, who acted as the interim coach.[1] They played their home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was the Hurricanes' 90th overall season and their 12th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in 3rd place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl, where they lost to Washington State.

On December 4, 2015, the university announced Mark Richt as head coach, effective immediately.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Al Golden Head coach 5th Penn State (1991)
Larry Scott Interim head coach/tight ends 3rd South Florida (2000)
Mark D'Onofrio Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator 5th Penn State (1991)
James Coley Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks 3rd Florida State (1997)
Randy Melvin Defensive line 1st Eastern Illinois (1982)
Hurlie Brown Linebackers/recruiting coordinator 3rd Miami (1992)
Kevin Beard Wide receivers 1st Miami (2004)
Art Kehoe Offensive line 26th Miami (1982)
Paul Williams Defensive backs 5th Delaware (1996)
Tim Harris Running backs 5th Carthage

Support staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Andreu Swasey Strength & conditioning 15th Baylor (1995)
Cole Pemberton Graduate assistant 2nd Colorado State (2009)
Mike Zuckerman Graduate assistant 1st Miami (2012)

[citation needed]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 PMBethune-Cookman*ESPN3W 45–043,467
September 118:00 PMat Florida Atlantic*FS1W 44–2030,321
September 193:30 PMNebraska*
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ABC/ESPN2W 36–33 OT53,580
October 17:30 PMat Cincinnati*ESPNL 23–3440,101
October 108:00 PMat No. 12 Florida StateABCL 24–2982,329
October 173:30 PMVirginia Tech
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ESPNUW 30–2050,787
October 2412:00 PMNo. 6 Clemson
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCL 0–5845,211
October 317:00 PMat No. 22 DukeESPNUW 30–2730,143
November 73:00 PMVirginiadagger
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
RSNW 27–2140,963
November 143:30 PMat No. 17 North CarolinaESPNUL 21–5961,000
November 2112:30 PMGeorgia Tech
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ACCNW 38–2151,355
November 2712:00 PMat PittsburghESPN2W 29–2440,126
December 262:00 PMvs. Washington State*CBSL 14–2041,180
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit]

As of May 2015[3]

2015 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 22 Collin Alford Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 61 Adam Arnaout So
WR 8 Braxton Berrios So
WR 82 Tyre Brady So
OG 55 Joe Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
WR Lawrence Cager Fr
CB 30 Quincy Casimir Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 3 Stacy Coley Jr
QB 13 Gray Crow Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 73 Trevor Darling So
TE 5 Standish Dobard Jr
RB 7 Gus Edwards Jr
RB 49 Joel Evans Fr
OT 76 Taylor Gadbois Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 67 Alex Gall Jr
OT Tyler Gauthier Fr
OL 59 Justin Goldberg So
WR 84 Greg Golden Redshirt.svg So
FB 40 Matt Golden So
RB 32 Trayone Gray So
OL 69 Tyler Grimsley Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 23 Chris Herndon So
QB 25 Isaac Hoza Redshirt.svg So
OG 63 Danny Isidora Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 65 Sterling Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 17 D'Mauri Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 77 Jahair Jones Fr
QB 15 Brad Kaaya So
C/OG 54 Hunter Knighton Redshirt.svg So
WR 81 Darrell Langham Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 9 Malcolm Lewis Redshirt.svg Jr
C 68 Nick Linder So
OT Brendan Loftus Fr
TE 46 Marcus Lugo Fr
OT Hayden Mahoney Fr
OT 52 Kc McDermott So
OT Bar Milo Fr
TE 86 David Njoku Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 88 Jake O'Donnell Redshirt.svg Jr
FB 43 Tyler Odems Jr
OT 66 Sunny Odogwu Redshirt.svg So
OT 60 Patrick Petrillo So
WR 35 Austin Pfenninger Redshirt.svg So
TE 38 Joseph Rodgers Sr
QB 12 Malik Rosier Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 11 Rashawn Scott Redshirt.svg Sr
QB Evan Shirreffs Fr
OT Tyree St. Louis Fr
TE 85 Michael Tashman Fr
QB 14 Vincent Testaverde So
FB 44 Walter Tucker Jr
WR 19 Clayton Turner Redshirt.svg So
RB Mark Walton Fr
TE 87 Jerome Washington Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 6 Herb Waters Sr
QB 20 Michael Welch Redshirt.svg So
OG 64 Hunter Wells Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 2 Joseph Yearby So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Artie Burns Jr
S 2 Deon Bush Sr
S 6 Jamal Carter Jr
LB 41 Wyatt Chickillo Redshirt.svg So
S 25 Dallas Crawford Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 29 Corn Elder Jr
DT Ryan Fines Fr
LB 55 Frank Gabriel Redshirt.svg Jr
OLB 13 Marques Gayot So
ILB 53 Jared Goldenberg Redshirt.svg Fr
LB Jamie Gordinier Fr
OLB 5 Jermaine Grace So
DE/DT 99 Jelani Hamilton Redshirt.svg Jr
DE/OLB 33 Trent Harris So
CB Terrance Henley Fr
DT 93 Calvin Heurtelou Sr
CB 3 Tracy Howard Sr
DE/OLB 31 Demetrius Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
CB Michael Jackson Fr
DT 92 Courtel Jenkins So
S 26 Rayshawn Jenkins Redshirt.svg Jr
S 4 Jaquan Johnson Fr
CB 24 Josh Johnson Redshirt.svg So
DE/DT 47 Ufomba Kamalu Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 90 Corey King Redshirt.svg Sr
OLB James King Fr
ILB 56 Raphael Kirby Sr
S Robert Knowles Fr
CB 27 Ryan Mayes Redshirt.svg Fr
DE/OLB 17 Tyriq McCord Sr
ILB 23 Terry McCray Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 59 Michael McGinnis So
DE RJ McIntosh Fr
DT 97 Earl Moore Redshirt.svg Jr
DT/DE 95 Anthony Moten So
DE/OLB 8 Al-Quadin Muhammad Redshirt.svg So
DT Kendrick Norton Fr
OLB 58 Darrion Owens So
DE 19 Scott Patchan Fr
ILB 34 Charles Perry Fr
CB Sheldrick Redwine Fr
OLB 57 Mike Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 36 Teddy Stavetski Redshirt.svg Fr
FS 22 Christian Gonzalez-Santos Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 9 Chad Thomas So
DT 11 Michael Wyche Sr
ILB 51 Juwon Young So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 48 Josh Bacon Redshirt.svg So
K/P 15 Michael Badgley So
P/K 40 Grant Coffman Redshirt.svg So
K/P 97 JC Contorakes So
P/K 45 Ryan Holowesko Sr
K 43 Jon Semerene So
P/K 16 Justin Vogel Redshirt.svg Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mark D'OnofrioAssistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • James ColeyOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Kevin BeardWide Receivers
  • Hurlie Brown – Linebackers
  • Tim Harris – Running Backs
  • Art Kehoe – Offensive Line
  • Paul Williams – Defensive Backs
  • Brandon Lumish – Quality Control Offense
  • Kareem Brown – Grad. Asst. Defensive Line
  • Cole Pemberton – Grad. Asst. Offensive Line
  • Mike Zuckerman – Grad. Asst. Outside Linebackers

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Game summaries[edit]

Bethune-Cookman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 7 24 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 MIA, 38–10

at Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 14 6 17 7 44
Owls 10 7 3 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 MIA, 34–6

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Cornhuskers 0 3 7 230 33
Hurricanes 17 3 10 33 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–6 2014 NEB, 41–31

at Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 13 7 0 3 23
Bearcats 14 13 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–1 2014 MIA, 55–34

at Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 7 7 7 24
#12 Seminoles 14 6 0 9 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–28 2014 FSU, 30–26

Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 10 3 0 7 20
Hurricanes 10 10 3 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–13 2014 MIA, 30–6

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Tigers 21 21 3 13 58
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–3 2010 MIA, 30–21

at Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 0 14 0 16 30
#22 Blue Devils 0 3 9 15 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–2 2014 MIA, 22–10

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 8 7 6 21
Hurricanes 0 14 3 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2014 UVA, 30–13

at North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 0 0 7 14 21
#17 Tar Heels 7 24 21 7 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–8 2014 MIA, 47–20

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 0 0 14 21
Hurricanes 7 17 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–11 2014 GT, 28–17

at Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 17 6 0 6 29
Panthers 0 3 7 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–10–1 2014 PITT, 35–23

vs. Washington State–Sun Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 0 0 7 14
Cougars 7 13 0 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

2016 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Artie Burns Cornerback 1 25 Pittsburgh Steelers
Deon Bush Safety 4 124 Chicago Bears

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller–Degnan, Susan (October 25, 2015). "University of Miami Fires Head Coach Al Golden". The Miami Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "University of Miami Hires Mark Richt". Hurricanesports.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Football Roster". Retrieved May 9, 2014.