Want to know how badly former Miami players want revenge on Ohio State for the loss in the 2003 National Championship Game?
Each time they went to work out at Miami this summer, they told the younger players how much they wanted the game back. Cornerback Brandon Harris recalled Andre Johnson, Jonathan Vilma and Ed Reed all talking revenge. Olivier Vernon says he feels like he played in the game because he has been told so much about it.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Is this a revenge game for the Canes?
Antrel Rolle: Hell yeah. Hell yeah it is a revenge game for the Hurricanes. Absolutely it is a revenge game and we are definitely going to go out there and bust their ass.
OY: How much did the loss stick with you afterward?
AR: It is something you will never forget. It will stick with me for the rest of my life until we meet them again for the national title and reclaim that victory, then it is going to stick with me until then.
OY: What do you think of the pass interference call at the end of the game?
AR: It was definitely a BS call. It was obvious to everyone watching the game but that is why you have to take it out of the hands of the refs.
OY: How much do these current Canes know what you guys went through?
AR: They might be aware but they will never understand or feel what we went through. So they can go in and play with a chip on their shoulder representing the older Canes that went through it, but this is for them to go out there and play for their season, not to worry about revenge or anything else, go out there and establish who they are.