Miami Hurricanes Recreating Home Mystique

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: Travis Homer /
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Richt is anticipating that the fanbase can make an even bigger impact this week. /

"“I think they’ll show up…They had a good time, and I know they want to have another good time. So I think when we roll into the parking lot there at Hard Rock on Saturday night, it’s going to be as jam-packed or even more than it was this past weekend.”"

It’s been a long time since the Miami Hurricanes have had the greatest homefield advantage in college football. Diaz spoke about the intimidation factor of playing at Miami when the Hurricanes played their home games at the Orange Bowl, particularly at night.

"“That place can get spooky now…There was a time that when you came to Miami and you found out the game was at night, that you knew your chances of victory were very low,” said Diaz, 43. “Because the city brought it.”"

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Two consecutive games on ABC primetime and appearance this weekend by ESPN Gameday has the Hurricanes back on the road to National Prominence. A loud Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday night and a win by the Miami Hurricanes should cement the Hurricanes among the nation’s best programs. At a minimum for this season.