The opener for the 2017 football season is still over three months away, but expectations from national media are already beginning. This morning Athlon Sports announced its Preseason All-MAC teams, with 14 RedHawks being named, tied with Western Michigan for the most in the conference.
Overall, Miami returns 18 starters to a team that made national news, winning its final six games of the 2016 season to advance to the St. Petersburg Bowl versus Mississippi State. The RedHawks also finished the MAC season 6-2 to capture a share of the MAC East Championship. Miami opens the season at Marshall on September 2.