Miami Hurricanes Recreating Home Mystique

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: Travis Homer /
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When the Miami Hurricanes were a college football dynasty between 1983-92 and in the early 2000s they had the greatest homefield advantage in the country.

Their 13 game winning streak overall is the nation’s longest. That includes six straight wins at Hard Rock Stadium. In the most recent win over Virginia Tech, Hard Rock Stadium was electric. Both Head Coach Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes players have credited the crowd as a big part of the victory over the Hokies.

Saturday night against Notre Dame should be even more electric. The game is sold out except for the boxes. It should be one of Miami’s largest and most boisterous crowds in years. During an appearance on ESPN on Tuesday night Richt gave credit to both the crowd and the humidity in the victory.

There have been times this season that even the Miami offense has had to go to hand signals because of the crowd noise. Richt hopes to hear more of the same when Miami faces Notre Dame on Saturday, The Hurricanes hope to make a statement in front of a nationally televised audience on ABC for the second week in a row.