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Hurricane Sports

By Freddie Brister

Miami Hurricane football in competition for over of a century now. 4 national championships in an 8 year time frame. This comes to a 50% title average over that time span. Basically, one every other year. By not factoring into a championship since 2001, all eyes are wondering why this great football program has fallen on hard times. A Heisman winner in 1986 & one in 1992. From 1985 to 1994 not a single home loss. The 58 game home winning streak was finally snapped by Washington on September 24th, 1994. A team well known for having their players drafted & drafted high in the NFL Draft. A school that has hired a few famous & Hall Of Fame coaches. Coaches not only great while in Miami but also former coaches in the NFL. One coach that even guided the Dallas Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1992 & 1993. Another head coach of two NFL teams. Another former coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. All coaches that are very well known to both the Miami program & also the NFL.

A team that has some legendary & well known head coaches. Some even former NFL coaches as well. One coach (Jimmy Johnson) was also a two-time Super Bowl winner in the NFL. He coached the Miami team for 5 years. For 6 years, The program was lead by another former NFL head coach (Dennis Erickson) of both the Seattle Seahawks & San Francisco 49ers. Another 6 year coaching tenure followed Erickson. He (Butch Davis) was a former Cleveland Browns head coach as well. Just like the previous few head coaches, another 6 year term occurred when a less popular coach(Larry Coker) took over the program.

One bad flaw facing Miami is the big brawl that happened back in 2006 in a game versus FIU(Florida International University). The brawl took almost 20 minutes before things got back under control. Due to this brawl, there was 13 Miami players suspended for one game.In addition to a couple previous Heisman winners, Miami also has several other players in the past with awards. There have also been a few coaches to take home awards as well. Miami baseball has been amongst the elite programs since 1973. A whopping 23 appearances in the College World Series. Also, out of those appearances, 4 national championships. The baseball team, like the football, plays in the ACC(Atlantic Coast Conference). However, that didn’t happen until 2004 when Miami switched over from the independent status.

The 1st of 4 national championships for Miami in baseball came in 1982. 3 years later they captured another title. It wasn’t long until another run. Winning championships in 1999 & 2001.Jim Morris has been head coach for the past 16 years. The only other Miami baseball coach to have a longer tenure was Ron Fraser from 1963-1992. Both of these coaches have two national titles each. Fraser in 1982 & 1985 while Morris in 1999 & 2001.

Winning two national championships apiece. One taking the title three years apart & the other two years apart. There are two former Miami greats (Ryan Braun & Par Burrell) currently playing MLB. Also, a current MLB player(A-Rod) that has the current Miami baseball stadium named in his honor. All this due to a generous donation ($3.9 million) 7 years ago. This is news that falls under the radar for the most part.

Freddie Brister is a huge fan of all sports and recommends checking out his Miami Belt and Illinois Golf Accessories at his shop.

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Brister, Freddie "Hurricane Sports." Hurricane Sports. 26 Jun. 2010. 27 Aug 2014 <>.

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