The ACC released its 2010 schedules today. The Hurricanes will open their season Thursday, September 2, against FAMU, but things get considerably harder after that, when the Canes take on two out-of-conference teams that finished well ahead of them in the Top 25 last season.
They'll have ten days after FAMU to prepare for Ohio State (which finished fifth) Saturday, September 11, and then a full 12 to get ready for Pitt (which ended up 15th) Thursday, September 23. They'll get a shot at redemption for last year's loss to Clemson and then the big Florida State game to open ACC play. Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are the last two scheduled ACC teams, which could make for a very dramatic race to the top of the Coastal Division.
Miami also drew a game against Atlantic Division bottom-dwellers Maryland and, of course, will engage in the most forced of Florida's football rivalries against USF to finish off the regular season. How do you think they'll finish next year? Full schedule behind the cut.
Thurs., Sept. 2 FLORIDA A&M (8-3)
Sat., Sept. 11 at Ohio State (11-2)
Sat., Sept. 18 OPEN
Thurs., Sept. 23 at Pittsburgh (10-3)
Sat., Oct 2 at Clemson* (9-5)
Sat., Oct. 9 FLORIDA STATE* (7-6)
Sat., Oct. 16 at Duke* (5-7) TBD
Sat., Oct. 23 NORTH CAROLINA* (8-5)
Sat., Oct. 30 at Virginia* (3-9)
Sat., Nov. 6 MARYLAND* (2-10)
Sat. Nov. 13 at Georgia Tech* (11-3)
Sat., Nov. 20 VIRGINIA TECH* (10-3)
Sat., Nov. 27 USF (8-5)