Tyler Van Dyke critical of Miami's home field advantage, says he prefers road games
Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke said in a recent interview that he prefers to play on the road because Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium lacks a “college atmosphere.”
Van Dyke was asked by Jordan Palmer if he likes home or away games better. Here’s how Van Dyke responded:
“We don’t really have that much of a college atmosphere because we play at Hard Rock. We’re about 25 minutes away from campus so a lot of students don’t go up and watch the game, unless it’s a big game. But that’s why I like going into away stadiums and seeing that college atmosphere and playing there and making the crowd quiet.”
Palmer’s TikTok was posted over the weekend, so Van Dyke’s comments were presumably made last week ahead of Miami’s trip to College Station to face Texas A&M.
Here’s a clip:
“Come to Miami – where the best part of football is when you leave” pic.twitter.com/lbuToitT1z
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) September 20, 2022
Miami power brokers have been working to get a new stadium approved that would be much closer to the Canes’ campus in Coral Gables. Billionaire John Ruiz released renderings for a potential new stadium earlier this summer.
The Hurricanes do have several big home games still on the schedule for this season. They will host a potentially-undefeated North Carolina team in Week 5. Miami also has its rivalry game vs. Florida State at home this season on Nov. 6. Then, on Nov. 26, Miami will host Pittsburgh in a game that could determine the Coastal champion.
Miami hosts Middle Tennessee in Week 4.