2020 is not exactly going according to anyone’s plans.
What started off as a good year for The U, has turned into a nightmare for everyone around the globe. The Corona Virus has the stock market crashing, people hoarding toilet paper, and sports being put on an indefinite hold for the foreseeable future. Rhett Lashlee, D’Eriq King, Quincy Roche and all of the other new Miami Hurricanes will have to wait for a few months to gel and hopefully give us a great 2020 season.
Right now, we are going to be in our houses a lot more, and with no live sports to watch, we all will be firing up the DVR or YouTube to watch our favorite games.
What are the 5 Miami games that you can watch on repeat?
5. Miami vs. Notre Dame 2017 – This game brought back memories of the Canes of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. It was the right time, the right place, and the right opponent. Miami was undefeated but underappreciated and at Hard Rock Stadium in front of the ABC Saturday Night crew the Canes destroyed the Fighting Irish. Trajan Bandy’s pick 6 right before halftime is the highlight that everyone remembers, but that special night at Hard Rock Stadium showed that when Miami wins, there is no other atmosphere like it. Miami 41 Notre Dame 8
4. Miami vs. Nebraska 2002 Rose Bowl – Can’t believe it has been 19 long years since Miami has won a National Championship in football, but this was the last time the Canes would bring home the trophy. Re-watching this shows just how dominant the 2001 Canes really were. From the opening kickoff to the final whistle Miami dominated, and had Larry Coker chose to run-up the score, Miami could’ve scored 60 easily. Miami 37 Nebraska 14
3. Miami vs. Florida 2003 – It was hot, it was loud and the rivalry after a hiatus was back in full swing. Devin Hester would cause mass hysteria by returning the opening kickoff for a TD. Florida would jump to a 33-10 lead, the Orange Bowl was booing Brock Berlin off the field, and then magic happened. Berlin, Kevin Beard and Frank Gore would help lead a furious comeback and the Canes would upend the Gators. Miami 38 Florida 33
2. Miami vs. Notre Dame 1989 – Never in my lifetime has a game been more hyped than Canes/Irish 1989. Never has a stadium been louder than that faithful night in November 1989. Notre Dame, off of a robbery in South Bend the year previous, was the defending National Champions and winners of 22 straight games. Miami was ranked 7th and trying to claw back into the championship discussion. The game lived up to the hype, and has a few notable moments; 3rd & 43, The Drive, Tiger Clark’s interception and the utter domination of Tony Rice and Rocket Ismail. Miami 27 Notre Dame 10
1. Miami vs. Nebraska 1984 Orange Bowl – This is where the dynasty began and Howard Schnellenberger fulfilled his prophecy of bringing Miami a National Championship. Canes would jump up 17-0 behind Bernie Kosar and a high flying offense. Nebraska would battle back and the game would sit 31-30 with 48 seconds to go. Tom Osborne decided to go for 2, and Kenny Calhoun made sure the history was on our side. Miami 31 Nebraska 30
I know there are a few notable games left off my list. Wide Right 1, 2, or 3, the UCLA game and some of the memorable wins vs. Oklahoma. What 5 games will you have on repeat during the corona virus pandemic?