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College football upset special: Miami over Louisville

by Berry Tramel Modified: August 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm •  Published: August 29, 2014
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Miami’s quarterback situation is dicey. The Hurricanes are starting a true freshman, Brad Kaaya, Monday night at Louisville.

Expected starter Ryan Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury, and Kaaya beat out Kansas transfer Jake Heaps.

It’s just more trouble for a Miami program that joined the ACC with great fanfare in 2004 but hasn ‘t so much as reached a conference title game.

Louisville is a 31/2-point favorite in its ACC debut. But teams leaving the Big East don’t quickly acclimate to new conferences.

West Virginia is 6-12 in two Big 12 seasons. Pitt went 3-5 in the ACC last season. Syracuse was a solid 4-4. Louisville, with a new coach in Bobby Petrino and without star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, will have some growing pains, too.

Go with Miami in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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