Notre Dame Miami Rivalry
On October 6, 2012, The Hurricanes vs. Fighting Irish
are scheduled to continue an age old game of rivalry with Miami. Miami
has remained a rival for Notre Dame since the 1950's when Miami gained
coached his last game in 1985, which was an embarrassment to Notre
Dame in a 58-7 lose to the Miami Hurricanes. Lou Holtz took Faust's
place and brought Notre Dame back around to National Championship and
the Miami-Notre Dame rivalry was the hottest of the season.
the 1980s, beating Notre Dame each time, Miami claimed 3 national
championships. In 1988 Notre Dame defeated Miami and again in 1990. The
rivalry between Miami and Notre Dame is a tension that is undeniable
and during the height of the tension the coin toss itself was a tough
time to wait for both sides.
In 1990, the Irish had a 29-20
victory and pushed Miami out as contenders for the national title.
Notre Dame went to the Orange Bowl that season.
Dame maintains its independence, the Fighting Irish still periodically
play three favorites of the Big Ten. Miami Hurricanes will once again
have a chance to redeem themselves against the Irish and remain on the
list of their favorites.
The Fighting Irish's reluctance for
regular schedules adds to the sense of spiritual myth and folklore that
surrounds the Irish as they come out to challenge one of their favorite
rivals. The excitement is already brewing in anticipation of the reunion
between the Hurricanes and Irish.