Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Canes fans paint 'Catholics vs. Confidence' mural before Notre Dame game

Kristopher Love | 11 November, 2017, 04:32

It should be fun Saturday night at Miami.

A similar turnover boost has sparked Notre Dame.

The latter pays homage to the history of Notre Dame-Miami football, dating back to 1998 in advance of the two undefeated teams clashing at Notre Dame Stadium.

Notre Dame defense vs. Christopher Herndon IV: Miami's 6-foot-4, 253-pound senior has 32 catches for 392 yards and four scores. The "convicts" part was unquestionably infused with racist undertones.

Miami is all about The U today as we head into a home football weekend pitting the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes against the third-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Even through last seasons struggles the Irish were able to come out on top once again 30-27. It's also the fourth time the teams will square off with both ranked No. 7 or better, joining games in 1988, 1989 and 1990. Adams, who only played a quarter last week against Wake Forest, will more than likely be back at full strength against Miami; he'd been beaten down in recent weeks, and it made sense for the Irish to spell him last Saturday in what was a relatively one-sided win.

"Notre Dame and Miami are two tremendously historic programs", says McGlinchey. The Irish have 19 takeaways after totaling only 14 past year.

Even with each team suffering an upset loss, a freakish year in college football still had the Hurricanes second in the polls with Notre Dame sixth when the met in October. He booted a school-record five field goals and along with a touchdown pass from Rick Mirer to Rodney Culver, helped the Irish to a 29-20 victory to end that era of the series.

RIVALRY HALTS: Unless they meet in a bowl game, this is the last Miami-Notre Dame matchup until the Hurricanes go to South Bend in 2024.

"I think that the rivalry is really embedded. But I don't know, it just felt like another game". "It's true. I'm sorry", said Notre Dame linebacker and Crete native Nyles Morgan. (Laughter). But overall I just feel like that just brings more into like the hype of the game.