Miami Hurricanes football

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The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football.wikipedia
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University of Miami

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The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football.
UM's football team has won five national championships since 1983 and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.

Manny Diaz (American football)

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The Hurricanes' head coach is currently Manny Diaz.
Manuel Alberto Diaz II (born March 13, 1974) is an American college football coach who is the head coach at the University of Miami.

Miami Orange Bowl

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In 1937, the Hurricanes moved into the brand new Burdine Municipal Stadium (renamed the Orange Bowl in 1959), located west of downtown Miami.
Considered a landmark, it was the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes college football team, and the professional Miami Dolphins for their first 21 seasons, until the opening of Joe Robbie Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) in nearby Miami Gardens in 1987.

1926 college football season

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Its first game was played on October 23, 1926, a 7–0 win over Rollins College before 304 fans.

Florida State Seminoles football

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Under Gustafson's tutelage, Miami produced its first All-American, Al Carapella, in 1950 and went 9–1–1 in 1951, including a 35–13 win in its first-ever game against rival Florida State and a 15–14 loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
The Seminoles' archrivals are Florida, whom they meet annually in the last game of the regular season, and Miami; both games are considered among the greatest rivalries in college football.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

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Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.
Notre Dame would then lose their last three to close the season, starting with Penn State, then #2 Miami and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

Sugar Bowl

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Two years later in 1956, an 8–1–1 Miami team, led by team captain and All-American Don Bosseler, was under consideration to play in the Sugar Bowl, but the program's bowl-ban was not due to expire until ten days after the game, rendering it ineligible to participate.
Under this format, the Sugar Bowl hosted the first Bowl Coalition national championship game, when SEC champion Alabama upended Miami at the end of the 1992 season.

Oklahoma Sooners football

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Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.
Over the next three years, the team continued to grow and went 11–1 each year (with all three losses coming to Miami), including a national championship in 1985 (they finished ranked number three in 1986 and 1987).

George Mira

In the later years of Gustafson's tenure, two-time All-America quarterback George Mira guided the Hurricanes to berths in the 1961 Liberty Bowl and the 1962 Gotham Bowl, where they lost both games.
He played college football at the University of Miami under head coach Andy Gustafson.

1966 Liberty Bowl

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1966 brought the arrival of defensive end Ted Hendricks, the only three-time All-American in school history, and the Hurricanes won eight games, earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl, where they defeated #9 Virginia Tech, 14–7.
The 1966 Liberty Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes at Memphis Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee on December 10, 1966.

Bucknell Bison football

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A 5–1–2 campaign and another Palm Festival berth followed in 1933, and in 1934, the program played in its first official bowl game, losing to Bucknell in the first Orange Bowl, 26–0.
Bucknell won the first Orange Bowl, 26–0, over the Miami Hurricanes on January 1, 1935.

Duke Johnson

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Anderson set numerous school rushing records and was Miami's career rushing leader until 2014, when he was overtaken by Duke Johnson.
He played college football at the University of Miami.

Fran Curci

On December 20, 1970, Fran Curci, a former All-American quarterback for the Hurricanes under Andy Gustafson, was named as the program's new head coach.
He was an All-American quarterback at the University of Miami in 1959.

Vinny Testaverde

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Ultimately, Schnellenberger chose Bernie Kosar as the team's starting quarterback over fellow redshirt freshman Vinny Testaverde.
He played college football at Miami, where he was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1986.

Virginia Tech Hokies football

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1966 brought the arrival of defensive end Ted Hendricks, the only three-time All-American in school history, and the Hurricanes won eight games, earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl, where they defeated #9 Virginia Tech, 14–7.
The following season, in 2000, the Hokies were again contenders for the national championship, but a loss to #3 Miami in early November, in a game in which Michael Vick was limited because of an injury, cost them a trip to the Orange Bowl.

Temple Owls football

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Ernest Brett replaced Rix, and in 1930, Miami played Temple in its first game outside the South, losing 34–0 to the Owls in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
On December 13, Temple named Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its new head coach ; however, on December 30, Diaz left to return to Miami as head coach.

Alabama Crimson Tide football

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Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. Despite not having any college head coaching experience, Schnellenberger had impressive credentials, playing end at Kentucky from 1952–1956 under legendary head coach Bear Bryant and serving as Bryant's offensive coordinator at Alabama from 1961–1965, helping the Crimson Tide win three national championships in 1961, 1964 and 1965.
In January 2013, CNN suggested that Alabama might be college football's new dynasty, and in May 2013, Athlon Sports ranked Alabama's ongoing dynasty as the fourth-best since 1934, behind Oklahoma (1948–58), Miami (1986–92), and Nebraska (1993–97).

Jim Kelly

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Miami only won three games in 1977, but Saban was able to put together a well-regarded recruiting class that included future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly of East Brady, Pennsylvania.
He went on to play for the University of Miami, where he played an important role in helping build the program into one of the nation's best.

Doug Flutie

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The following week, Miami lost 47–45 when Boston College's Doug Flutie connected with Gerard Phelan for a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown on the final play in what has been called the Hail Flutie game.
His "Hail Flutie" touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 (dubbed "The Pass" ) is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history.

Carl Selmer

Offensive coordinator Carl Selmer was named the program's fifth head coach in six years.
He was the head coach of the University of Miami football program from 1975 to 1976.

Holy Cross Crusaders football

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Fortunes changed with Harding's return in 1945, as the Hurricanes went 9–1–1 and returned to the Orange Bowl for the first time since 1934, defeating Holy Cross 13–6 in a memorable game.
On January 1, 1946, Holy Cross faced off against the University of Miami for the Orange Bowl title.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football

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Following the season, Gustafson decided to step down as head coach and Charlie Tate, an assistant at Georgia Tech, was hired to replace him.
Hamilton's Georgia Tech career ended on a sour note in the 2000 Gator Bowl against the Miami, where the Jackets lost 28–13.

1987 Miami Hurricanes football team

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The program began in 1926 and has won five AP national championships (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001).
Under the direction of sophomore quarterback Steve Walsh and a defense that returned nine starters, Miami opened the regular season with a win over rival Florida, 31-4.

Ed Reed

Walters ran ten yards with the ball before teammate Ed Reed grabbed the ball out of his hands at around the Miami 20-yard line and raced the remaining 80-yards for a touchdown, resulting in an 18–7 Miami victory.
He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American.

Kentucky Wildcats football

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Despite not having any college head coaching experience, Schnellenberger had impressive credentials, playing end at Kentucky from 1952–1956 under legendary head coach Bear Bryant and serving as Bryant's offensive coordinator at Alabama from 1961–1965, helping the Crimson Tide win three national championships in 1961, 1964 and 1965.
Kentucky hired Fran Curci away from Miami after Ray was let go.