Hyde: To understand Miami-Notre Dame, you need to feel the full force of history

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 01:43:00 PM. The Miami-Notre Dame rivalry that will be renewed Saturday night goes back many years — and wonderful years — as the players involved know.
Look, there’s Miami’s Alonzo Highsmith, having already scored four touchdowns on the day, demanding to run a sweep into the Notre Dame sideline to — bam! — purposely run over the mascot leprechaun. Look, there’s a swarm of Hurricanes tackling Tim Brown, and grabbing and grabbing at him on the ground for — what? — his good-luck towel, a gift from the Irish receiver’s girlfriend. They come out waving it. This is the company Saturday night. The stadium is changed. None of the players can know all of it, because none were born in 1989 when — look — there’s yelling in the Miami huddle before a third down with an absurd 43 yards to go for a first down. Coach Dennis Erickson sent in a draw play, a tactical surrender to the situation. The players hate that call. Surrender? Them? “93 Wideout Tailback Option,” quarterback Craig Erickson changes the play to. Christy Cabrera Chirinos Saturday’s Miami-Notre Dame college football showdown features a longtime rivalry and national championship implications, but for one Fort Lauderdale family, it's also a personal moment: the first time two brothers face off on the football field. Hurricanes defensive tackle RJ McIntosh has spent... Saturday’s Miami-Notre Dame college football showdown features a longtime rivalry and national championship implications, but for one Fort Lauderdale family, it's also a personal moment: the first time two brothers face off on the football field. Hurricanes defensive tackle RJ McIntosh has spent... (Christy...Read more
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