Miami is reportedly pursuing the addition of a marquee opponent to play in Orlando to open the 2024 season, according to reporter Brett McMurphy.
Strength of schedule is vital when it comes to qualifying for the College Football Playoff. So this is another encouraging step for The U to return to its past prominence.
Sources: Miami looking to add another marquee neutral site opponent to open 2024 season in Orlando. Hurricanes already have scheduled season openers vs. LSU (Sept. 2 in Arlington); Florida (2019 in Orlando) & Alabama (2021 in Atlanta)
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 23, 2018
While no potential opponents were named in the report, Miami’s pursuit of such a game would continue its trend of scheduling challenging neutral-site openers.
Miami already has a trio of neutral-site showdowns on the docket: against LSU on Sept. 2, 2018 (in Arlington, Texas), against Florida in 2019 (in Orlando) and the 2021 opener against Alabama in Atlanta, Ga.
Last season, Miami posted a 10-3 record to win the ACC Coastal for the first time and went 7-0 at home during the regular season before losing to Wisconsin at home in the Orange Bowl.