30 for 30: Season 1, Episode 7

The U (12 Dec. 2009)

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This episode follows the rise to prominence of the University Of Miami after years of indifferent results. New coach Howard Schnellenberger revitalized the program by introducing fresh blood and fresh attitude into the team.

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Billy Corben ...
Himself - Director
John Green ...
Himself - Vice President, UM (archive footage) (as Dr. John Green)
Luther Campbell ...
Himself - Hip Hop Artist, 2 Live Crew
Tolbert Bain ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1983-1987
Bennie Blades ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1984-1987
Howard Schnellenberger ...
Himself - Heach Coach, 1979-1983
Sam Jankovich ...
Himself - Athletic Director, 1983-1990
Bernie Kosar ...
Himself - Quarterback, 1982-1984
Art Kehoe ...
Himself - Defensive Line Coach, 1981-2005
Don Bailey Jr. ...
Himself - Center, 1979-1982
Willis McGahee ...
Himself - Running Back, 2000-2002
Duane Starks ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1995-1997
Santana Moss ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1997-2000
Brett Perriman ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1984-1987
Jerry Rushin ...
Himself - GM, 99 Jamz & Hot 105
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Throughout the 1980s, Miami, Florida, was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city in flux, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution. The image of the predominantly white university was forever changed when coach Howard Schnellenberger scoured some of the toughest ghettos in Florida to recruit mostly black players for his team. With a newly branded swagger, inspired and fueled by the quickly growing local Miami hip hop culture, these Hurricanes took on larger-than-life personalities and won four national titles between 1983 and 1991. Written by ESPN

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Randall Hill: It wasn't my fault that they built that stadium where there was a tunnel in the endzone that I scored in. It wasn't my fault that the doors were open in that tunnel. It wasn't my fault that it was not illegal for me to run through that tunnel. Don't blame me. You can blame the architects of that stadium. You can blame the University of Texas for taunting us. You can blame Robert Bailey for setting up the whole thing by knocking the first person out. You can blame Craig Erickson for throwing me ...
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'Humility' Was Not In Their Vocabulary
24 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, are these the most despicable college athletes ever? It sure looks it. I've talked to a half-dozen people who watched this episode and all of them wanted to put their hand through the TV and slap some of these arrogant punks, which includes coach Jimmy Johnson. "Swagger" is okay, but this is way too much.

One thing I'll say is the players and coaches sure put the U. of Miami football program on the map, and it was an exciting brand of football to watch. However, when you watch this show of non-stop in-your-face arrogance by those involved you'll be anything but a fan of the "U."

Have any of these thugs heard of the word "humility?" I think not.


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