Miami dynasty born out of '83 defeat

Loss to Gators sparked a turnaround that fueled Hurricanes' rise to national power

Originally Published: September 4, 2013
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

The team that started a dynasty trudged into the locker room after its season opener, bracing for the wrath of its coach.

Miami had just played a terrible game, losing to hated in-state rival Florida 28-3. The Gators were the higher ranked team, and had the home-field advantage, but that was no excuse for the turnovers that piled one on top of the other.

Howard Schnellenberger looked at the young men before him. And he made a decision that ultimately changed college football. ...

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