Ranking the Opposing QB's

College football season is just around the corner. Lets take a closer look at some of the top opponents the Hurricanes will face this season. Today, we look at the top opposing quarterbacks.

1. Bryn Renner -- UNC. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Renner was recruited under former head coach Butch Davis. From the minute he stepped on UNC's campus he had high expectations. He performed very well as a freshman in 2011, throwing for over 3,000 yards, 26 touchdowns, and just 13 interceptions. He has the arm strength to make all the throws and was still the most accurate quarterback in the conference. He should take a big step forward in 2012.

2. Logan Thomas -- Virginia Tech. No quarterback gave Miami more trouble within the conference last season than Thomas, who was just a freshman at the time. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, he's a load in the running game just as much as he's a threat in the passing game. He threw for over 3,000 yards and can really get the ball downfield. He accounted for 24 total touchdowns and only turned the ball over 10 times as a freshman while playing with a very good defense. If he makes the improvements into his junior season, he could have a monster season.

3. Mike Glennon -- N.C. State. At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, he was the most productive Wolfpack quarterback since Phillip Rivers. He has the size, the experience (he's now a senior), and a very good junior season (3,054 yards, 31 touchdowns to 12 interceptions) under his belt to merit talk as being one of the top quarterbacks in the ACC.

4. Tommy Rees -- Notre Dame. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he excelled as a sophomore in Brian Kelly's pass-happy offense. He completes a lot of high percentage throws in their offense but it'll be interesting to see how he does without Michael Floyd (the receiver who tore UM up in the Sun Bowl two seasons ago). Rees is going into his second season as the starter and should be poised for an even stronger junior season.

5. E.J. Manuel -- Florida State. One of the most talented quarterbacks in the conference has also been one of the more inconsistent ones. At 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, he has ideal size and arm strength and when he's on, he's tremendous. He didn't play well against Miami last season and wasn't nearly the running threat that many expected him to be. Now a senior with lots of experience, he should make a run at being one of the top signal callers in the conference.


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