The Miami Hurricanes Football has got a chance to end the 2010 season with a positive note. 2010 has been a so and so season for the Hurricanes. To top it off, they lost to South Florida, and that resulted in the firing of head coach Randy Shannon.
The Canes, however, can turn all those negative news around if they can end the season by winning the Sun Bowl, come 31st December. Who are they up against? The Fighting Irish – Notre Dame. Will this be a prelude to another intense regular season rivalry that will be renewed in 2012?
The two teams have not met each other in regular season since 1990. Their match-ups back then have always been intense and highly rated. Back then, both teams were national championship contenders.
So intense was the rivalry, in 1988, they got into a pregame brawl in the tunnel. Both teams had at one time or another dashed the other’s championship hope. In that game, Notre Dame defeated Miami and emerged National Champions. This is after Miami totally humbled the Irish with a 24-0 defeat the previous year to end up winning the National Champion.
Let’s take a look at what flying around the net in reference to the Miami Hurricanes Football.
Miami-Notre Dame likely Sun Bowl matchup – Miami Hurricanes – Sun …
Folmer said El Paso football fans would be thrilled to see Miami-Notre Dame. “Are you kidding me? It would be incredible. It would be something the city of El Paso never expected to see,” he said. Miami and Notre Dame have played 23 …
Stoutland Vows UM Will Be Ready For Bowl – MIAMI OFFICIAL ATHLETIC …
University of Miami Official Athletic Site: complete coverage of all hurricane NCAA sports including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, & swimming. Contains scores, stats, news, trivia, chats, polls, shopping & cheerleaders . … He’ll lead the Hurricanes through their bowl game, likely the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, and then face a most uncertain future — like everyone else on what was Shannon’s staff, each of whom agreed to remain until the season ends …
CaneSport.com – Exclusive:The Interview Mike Leach Craves So Badly
There is one football coach out there who could unquestionably energize the Miami Hurricanes fan base and captivate the South Florida sports market. He is a guy talented and creative enough to hang 50, 60 even 70 points on some of the …
The New York Times: Notre Dame vs. Miami Is Back
For the first time since 1990, college football will see a game between Notre Dame and Miami. The Fighting Irish and the Hurricanes, both 7-5, accepted invitations Sunday to play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso on Dec. 31.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (7-5). At the end of October, it didn’t look like Notre Dame would be playing in any bowl. Expectations for Miami were soaring in Randy Shannon’s fourth season, but an inexplicable loss at Virginia and an overtime home loss to South Florida were too much for university officials to ignore.
What’s your take? Will Miami Hurricanes end this season with respect? Will this match up reignite the intense rivalry of these two teams like the 80s?
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