Notre Dame vs. Miami in a Bowl game! Only 20 years late

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“Save Jimmy Johnson’s ass for me.”

This quote is one of the more revered utterances in Notre Dame sports legend.

Lou Holtz allegedly said this to his team after a pre-game brawl between Notre Dame and Miami in a famous 1988 tilt featuring the No. 1 Hurricanes and No. 2 Irish.

It was obvious that both teams didn’t like each other. And that is putting it nicely.

The Notre Dame/Miami rivalry was a heated match-up for years in the late-80’s and early-90’s, and then poof … it was gone. And gone with it were the powerhouse traditions of these two universities.

Miami got itself back on the radar with its National Championship following the 2001 season, but it has been a mess since then, and now they are searching for a new coach.

By: Brian McCabe

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