Miami vs Notre Dame Rekindles Memories
Gone are the days of the Catholics versus the Convicts but don’t tell fans of the University of Miami and Notre Dame that this Saturday’s game does not mean anything. Unranked UM will visit the 9th ranked Irish at historic Soldier Field this weekend and all of the old school memories are sure to be stirred up. The truth is we could care less about what the rest of the country thinks. For the first time in 22 years it is Notre Dame week for Canes fans and boy do we have an opportunity to make a statement ! You could sense the big game feel as the canes had a little more pep in their step around the Hecht Athletic Center on Sunday. Folks around here are starting to believe. The baby Canes have produced a pair of wild high scoring wins in the last couple of weeks. The latest being this past Saturday’s 44-37 win against NC State when quarterback Stephen Morris had the game of his life. Morris tossed 5 td’s on his way to a school and ACC record 566 yards passing on the day. The feeling leaving the stadium was surreal with Canes fans chanting and singing. It’s been a long time since I have sensed that type of excitement surrounding this football team.
So as fate would have it, here we go, another chance to ruin a Notre Dame season . The canes now stand at 4-1, 3-0 in ACC play and will have undoubtedly the seasons biggest test thus far against the Irish. Notre Dame boasts the nation’s third ranked scoring defense and 15th ranked total defense. They are stingy. The last time Miami saw them was in the 2010 Sun Bowl when the Canes got smoked 33-17. Today that seems like a very long time ago. South Florida is buzzing, it may seem a bit premature to some but we’re talking night game (7:30pm kickoff) UM vs Notre Dame. How can we not be excited? The way this Hurricane offense has been piling up the points lately and with the propensity to make the big play , the anticipation will be high leading into Saturday’s monumental match up. In the immortal words of Bart Scott, “Can’t Wait” .