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Irish-Canes a matchup of yesteryear

Originally Published: December 30, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Notre Dame plays Miami on Friday in the Sun Bowl. The fact that this matchup is so much more exciting in the imagination than in reality is a bit sad.

Today, it is a pair of unranked teams with a combined 10 losses, trying to sustain (Notre Dame) or start (Miami) momentum for 2011. Back when, the Fighting Irish versus the Hurricanes was the alpha and omega of college football.

That time was 22 years ago, which I'm adding to a lengthening list of wow-I'm-old realizations.

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