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Miami Hurricanes News And Notes: UM-FIU Donation Battle, Toledo’s tailgating and more

Some last-minute info before the Canes square off with Toledo

Miami v Florida State Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images

Miami meets Toledo at high noon today in what should be an easy victory. Before that though, let’s recap what has been going on in Canes world leading up to the third game of the season.

Battle For Miami

With a week before Miami meets FIU for the first time since 2007, just a year after the infamous ‘06 brawl, it seems the stage is set for a kinder, gentler meeting of these two teams. In fact, the alumni programs for the schools has set up a donation challenge to see which school receives the most donations via its website leading up to the September 22 meeting. Right now, Miami is of course in the lead, 126 to 104.

What Makes The Chain, The Chain

With the million and one turnover chain knockoffs that have popped up this season, Mark Richt had some choice words for the imposters. The Miami Herald did a nice job of bringing it all together, quoting Richt saying that Miami’s “got a cool factor that can’t be matched by anybody in the country. There will be other teams with some kind of prop and nobody else shows up to even shake their hand.” Preach CMR.

Toledo Is Ready

Not only is the Rockets’ football team going to give Miami its best shot, but the crowd figures to be roaring as well. According to a local Toledo station, more than 30,000 fans are expected to be tailgating for Toledo’s showdown with the 21st ranked Canes. In addition, Toledo police had some extra preparing to do to be ready for such an unusually large crowd.

That’s it for now – gametime is just hours away