Over at Florida State, there were so many fans for the Saturday spring game that a long line sprawled outside the stadium.
Meanwhile, the Miami Hurricanes only managed to draw a crowd at Hard Rock Stadium comparable to a weekday Miami Marlins game.
The Hurricanes won the ACC Coastal Division for the first time in school history last season. Yet judging by this estimate from Palm Beach Post reporter Matt Porter, the turnout for the first public appearance of the 2018 squad appears to be embarrassingly low.
Press box estimate for attendance: 12,000.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) April 14, 2018
Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz’s tweet after the Hurricanes’ spring game thanking the fans was mocked due to the photo used.
Thanks to all the fans who came out today! See you in September!!! 🙌🏾⛓🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/VBI9EjczFG
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) April 15, 2018
Here’s a reminder of the excitement for Florida State coach Willie Taggart’s first spring game in Tallahassee for comparison:
FSU’s spring game started about 30 minutes ago. This is still happening outside Doak right now. pic.twitter.com/JvBuEg3FYn
— Warchant.com (@Warchant) April 14, 2018
Florida State will face the Hurricanes in Miami on Oct. 6, with the time still TBD.