JoeB Posted July 10, 2008 Group: Member Topic Count: 0 Content Count: 9,685 Reputation: 551 Days Won: 9 Joined: 08/05/2005 Share Posted July 10, 2008 I know this is just a rumor at this point, but it looks like Miami is looking to add ND to their future schedule. They appear to be inquiring about the neutral site game ND has promised to alumni and fans. Could it be Tampa? Possibly. I guess you could also throw Orlando and Jacksonville in there. This is from one of the blogs on ESPN.com . According to the Miami Herald, Miami athletics director Kirby Hocutt said the university is interested in speaking with Notre Dame about possibly renewing the rivalry.Hocutt said UM won't play FIU but wants to book marquee opponents and would be interested in speaking with Notre Dame when it hires an athletic director about one of its new annual prime-time neutral site NBC games.This little nugget was buried deep in a story about Dolphin Stadium, but has made message boards for both schools buzz. These teams have not played each other since 1990 when Notre Dame beat the 'Canes, 29-20. But the nine games the two teams played during the 1980s were some of the most memorable in college football history. Who could forget the 31-30 Irish win in South Bend in 1988? Lou Holtz vs. Jimmy Johnson in a game that a poll conducted by Notre Dame concluded was the greatest victory in Fighting Irish history. It was one of three the whole decade for the Irish after winning all nine meetings against Miami in the 1970s.Yes, these have been two struggling programs of late. But bringing the series back might rekindle the fire that made both of these teams some of the greatest programs in college football history. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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