|2011 Miami Hurricanes football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|2011 record||6–6 (3–5 ACC)|
|Head coach||Al Golden (1st season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Jedd Fisch (1st season)|
|Offensive scheme||Pro Style|
|Defensive coordinator||Mark D'Onofrio (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Sun Life Stadium|
|2011 ACC football standings|
|#22 Clemson x†||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|#23 Florida State||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|#21 Virginia Tech x‡||7||–||1||11||–||3|
|Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were led by first year head coach Al Golden and played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. They are members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The team posted a 6–6 (3–5 ACC) record in 2011. It was only the third time since 1979 that the program had failed to register a winning record.
Despite being bowl eligible, Miami did not accept a bowl invitation due to a self-imposed bowl ban following an ongoing scandal.
|September 5||8:00 PM||at Maryland||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPN||L 24–32||52,875|
|September 17*||7:30 PM||#16 Ohio State||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPN||W 24–6||66,279|
|September 24*||3:30 PM||Kansas State||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL (Family Weekend)||ESPNU||L 24–28||43,786|
|October 1*||3:30 PM||Bethune-Cookman||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPNU||W 45–14||40,387|
|October 8||3:30 PM||at #17 Virginia Tech||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA||ABC||L 35–38||66,233|
|October 15||12:30 PM||at North Carolina||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC||ACCN||W 30–24||60,000|
|October 22||3:30 PM||#22 Georgia Tech||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPN||W 24–7||43,716|
|October 27||8:00 PM||Virginia||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPN||L 21–28||40,403|
|November 5†||3:30 PM||Duke||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||SUN||W 49–14||62,053|
|November 12||3:30 PM||at Florida State||Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry)||ABC||L 19–23||82,322|
|November 19*||3:30 PM||at South Florida||Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL||ESPNU||W 6–3||47,745|
|November 25||3:30 PM||Boston College||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ABC||L 17–24||44,954|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
The Hurricanes faced adversity even before the first down of football as twelve players were forced to pay restitution and eight players were suspended for accepting money and gifts from former booster Nevin Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi schemer serving a 20-year prison sentence. The players suspended were Jacory Harris (one game), Sean Spence (one game), Travis Benjamin (one game), Marcus Forston (one game), Adewale Ojomo (one game), Ray-Ray Armstrong (four games), Dyron Dye (four games), and Olivier Vernon (six games).
On November 20, Miami announced it was withdrawing from bowl consideration due to an ongoing NCAA investigation into the Shapiro affair.
|2011 Miami Hurricanes football team roster|
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