#48 Miami Hurricanes: College Football 77 in 77

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For the Miami Hurricanes it’s not all about the U. It’s all about the NCAA sanctions; which will be forthcoming. Last year’s shadiness and malfeasance was reminiscent of the 1980s and 1990s corruption. The Canes know how to “pay to play.” But unfortunately, it will keep them from prominence for awhile

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Miami Hurricanes Famous NFL TD Streak Over at 149

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Something happened this week in the NFL that hasn’t happened in 149 weeks- no former Miami Hurricanes scored a touchdown. Yes, think about what an amazing streak that is. To quote Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan “1, 2, 3….I’m just going to keep on counting...”

The big boy Vince Wilfork from the New England Patriots was the last home on Monday night was the final hope, but there was no pick-six or forced fumble.

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Notre Dame Football and Brian Kelly: How does this story end?

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Halfway through his second season at the pressure-packed helm of Notre Dame football, Brian Kelly has experienced horrible tragedy and made almost every mistake imaginable.

From the death of Declan Sullivan to horrible public admission that the players he recruited were on a different level than those he inherited, Kelly has done a lot in creating the minefield he has to navigate daily.

After finishing last season with a four-game winning streak and a lopsided bowl victory over one-time-rival Miami in the Sun Bowl, a lot was expected of the 2011 Fighting Irish.

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#22 Miami Hurricanes: College Football 77 in 77

“I heard the rain storms ain’t nothing to mess with, but I can’t feel a drip on the strip.” Yes we’ve come to the Miami Hurricanes, and you what that means, the obligatory cliche reference to 1.) the cheesy Will Smith song and 2.) the greatest ESPN “30 for 30” ever, “The U. It’s all about the U.”

Really, I’m sure all you Canes fans will agree that movie was AWESOME!

Ok enough bread and circuses, let’s talk COLLEGE FOOTBALL! I’m taking my analysis to South Beach for this installment of the 77 in 77 (oh, c’mon you didn’t think you’d escape without the infamous Lebron James platitude, did you?)

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Viva la Sun Bowl! Notre Dame vs Miami: Game preview

Only few would have properly predicted the location of the old west Texas town of El Paso for the reunion, but nonetheless, the famed Notre Dame/Miami rivalry reignites on New Year’s Eve near the Mexican border.

Bowl games are a great reward for the teams as the players and coaches get to enjoy a few days of activities and events leading up to the game, but once the ball is kicked, no one will care that Coach Kelly took the team shopping for new boots.

Yes, that did happen.

Both teams thought they were set at the quarterback position going into the season, but entering the bowl game, that is not the case for either squad.

Jacory Harris has been wildly inconsistent all season, and the injury to the Irish’s Dayne Crist has thrust untested Tommy Rees into more action his freshman year than anyone anticipated.

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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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