SI Vault: The Glory Days of Miami Football

Miami defensive tackle Warren Sapp (76) takes the field before a game against Florida State on Oct. 3, 1992. - John Iacono
Miami defensive tackle Warren Sapp (76) takes the field before a game against Florida State on Oct. 3, 1992. John Iacono
Running back Willis McGahee (2) scores a touchdown as Virginia Tech's Mikal Baaqee (45) looks on during a Dec. 7, 2002 game. - Bob Rosato
Running back Willis McGahee (2) scores a touchdown as Virginia Tech's Mikal Baaqee (45) looks on during a Dec. 7, 2002 game. Bob Rosato
Defenders Sean Taylor (26), Greg Threat (5), and Jonathan Vilma (51) take down Florida State's Greg Jones (6) during Miami–FSU on Oct. 11, 2013. - Al Tielemans
Defenders Sean Taylor (26), Greg Threat (5), and Jonathan Vilma (51) take down Florida State's Greg Jones (6) during Miami–FSU on Oct. 11, 2013. Al Tielemans
Tight end Jeremy Shockey celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Syracuse on Oct. 17, 2001. - Heinz Kluetmeier
Tight end Jeremy Shockey celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Syracuse on Oct. 17, 2001. Heinz Kluetmeier
Tight end Kellen Winslow (81) in action vs. Florida on Sept. 7, 2002 in Gainesville. - Al Tielemans
Tight end Kellen Winslow (81) in action vs. Florida on Sept. 7, 2002 in Gainesville. Al Tielemans
Miami QB Bernie Kosar (20) and Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino (13) during an SI photo shoot on June 11, 1984. - Lane Stewart
Miami QB Bernie Kosar (20) and Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino (13) during an SI photo shoot on June 11, 1984. Lane Stewart
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown over Florida defensive back Keiwan Ratliff (1) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville on Sept. 7, 2002. - Bob Rosato
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown over Florida defensive back Keiwan Ratliff (1) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville on Sept. 7, 2002. Bob Rosato
Wide receiver Santana Moss in action against Virginia Tech on Nov. 4, 2000. - Damian Strohmeyer
Wide receiver Santana Moss in action against Virginia Tech on Nov. 4, 2000. Damian Strohmeyer
Miami quarterbacks Brock Berlin (7), Kyle Wright (16), and Derrick Crudup (18) with coach Dan Werner at spring game on April 17, 2004. - Bob Rosato
Miami quarterbacks Brock Berlin (7), Kyle Wright (16), and Derrick Crudup (18) with coach Dan Werner at spring game on April 17, 2004. Bob Rosato
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger talks to his team during halftime of the 1984 Orange Bowl vs. Nebraska. - Heinz Kluetmeier
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger talks to his team during halftime of the 1984 Orange Bowl vs. Nebraska. Heinz Kluetmeier
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) posing during a photo shoot on campus on April 19, 1982. - Heinz Kluetmeier
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) posing during a photo shoot on campus on April 19, 1982. Heinz Kluetmeier
Running back Edgerrin James (5) finds space against UCLA at Orange Bowl Stadium in a Dec. 5, 1998 game. - Bill Frakes
Running back Edgerrin James (5) finds space against UCLA at Orange Bowl Stadium in a Dec. 5, 1998 game. Bill Frakes
Virginia Tech wide receiver Josh Morgan (17) gets upended by Randy Phillips (6) and Benjamin Meriweather (19) in a 2005 game in Blacksburg, Va. - Bob Rosato
Virginia Tech wide receiver Josh Morgan (17) gets upended by Randy Phillips (6) and Benjamin Meriweather (19) in a 2005 game in Blacksburg, Va. Bob Rosato
Vinny Testaverde wearing military fatigues before Miami's 1987 Fiesta Bowl loss to Penn State in Tempe, Ariz. - Andy Hayt
Vinny Testaverde wearing military fatigues before Miami's 1987 Fiesta Bowl loss to Penn State in Tempe, Ariz. Andy Hayt
Defensive back Edward Reed (20) scores touchdown after interception against Boston College on Nov. 10, 2001. - Damian Strohmeyer
Defensive back Edward Reed (20) scores touchdown after interception against Boston College on Nov. 10, 2001. Damian Strohmeyer
Defensive tackle Kareem Brown (99) celebrates with a cheerleader's megaphone after beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 5, 2005. - Bob Rosato
Defensive tackle Kareem Brown (99) celebrates with a cheerleader's megaphone after beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 5, 2005. Bob Rosato
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown against Nebraska in the 2002 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. - Peter Read Miller
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown against Nebraska in the 2002 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Peter Read Miller
Quarterback Bernie Kosar (20) throws a pass against Nebraska during the 1984 Orange Bowl in Miami. - Heinz Kluetmeier
Quarterback Bernie Kosar (20) throws a pass against Nebraska during the 1984 Orange Bowl in Miami. Heinz Kluetmeier
Head coach Larry Coker before a 2005 game against Georgia Tech. - Bob Rosato
Head coach Larry Coker before a 2005 game against Georgia Tech. Bob Rosato
The cover of Sports Illustrated's commemorative issue about the 2001 Hurricanes, featuring quarterback Ken Dorsey (11) in a game against Florida State. - Heinz Kluetmeier
The cover of Sports Illustrated's commemorative issue about the 2001 Hurricanes, featuring quarterback Ken Dorsey (11) in a game against Florida State. Heinz Kluetmeier
(L-R) Offensive linemen Chris Myers, Jim Sikora, Joel Rodriguez, Vernon Carey, Ed Wilkins, Sherko Haji-Rasouli and Brett Romberg in August 2002. - Bill Frakes
(L-R) Offensive linemen Chris Myers, Jim Sikora, Joel Rodriguez, Vernon Carey, Ed Wilkins, Sherko Haji-Rasouli and Brett Romberg in August 2002. Bill Frakes
Running back Clinton Portis (28) during a November 2001 game against Syracuse. - Bob Rosato
Running back Clinton Portis (28) during a November 2001 game against Syracuse. Bob Rosato
Running back Clinton Portis (28) makes SI's Jan. 7, 2002 cover after Miami's Rose Bowl win over Nebraska. - John Biever
Running back Clinton Portis (28) makes SI's Jan. 7, 2002 cover after Miami's Rose Bowl win over Nebraska. John Biever
Tight end Jeremy Shockey (88) attempts to fight off a tackle in a 2000 game against Florida State. - Bill Frakes
Tight end Jeremy Shockey (88) attempts to fight off a tackle in a 2000 game against Florida State. Bill Frakes
Running back Willis McGahee (2) stiffarms Florida's Robert Cromartie (25) during a Sept. 7, 2002 game in Gainesville. - Bob Rosato
Running back Willis McGahee (2) stiffarms Florida's Robert Cromartie (25) during a Sept. 7, 2002 game in Gainesville. Bob Rosato
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) poses with coach Howard Schnellenberger, cheerleaders and mascot Sebastian the Ibis during a 1982 photo shoot on UM campus. - Heinz Kluetmeier
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) poses with coach Howard Schnellenberger, cheerleaders and mascot Sebastian the Ibis during a 1982 photo shoot on UM campus. Heinz Kluetmeier
Offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie (78) takes on Florida State's O.J. Jackson (94) in an Oct. 13, 2001 game. - Bill Frakes
Offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie (78) takes on Florida State's O.J. Jackson (94) in an Oct. 13, 2001 game. Bill Frakes
Sports Illustrated's December 4, 1989 cover: Running back Steve McGuire (30) sheds a tackle from Notre Dame's Ned Bolcar (47). - Heinz Kluetmeier
Sports Illustrated's December 4, 1989 cover: Running back Steve McGuire (30) sheds a tackle from Notre Dame's Ned Bolcar (47). Heinz Kluetmeier
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