Miami football fan base comprises a different breed

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Every other football team in the country had to adapt as a result of the style of play Jimmy Johnson was running at the University of Miami. Whether you love or hate the University of Miami there’s no question it changed the face of college football forever.

So what’s the point of all this reliving of historical days of glory? While the Miami football team is not off to a great start, the Hurricanes are five or six plays away from being 3-0. This same view was shared in an article with a similar title by Manny Navarro in The Athletic.

Changes in the wind. There is a new culture that has come back to the Miami football program. There are no sanctions hanging over the program. The days of Nevin Shapiro are in the rearview mirror. The orange tie has been cut and a former University of Miami quarterback who played with NFL greats came home.

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers shake hands after a game at Sun Life Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

While Mark Richt did not accomplish all he had hoped for in terms of a win-loss record. He more than made up for it in terms of bringing in Manny Diaz and unselfishly putting the program in a position to do everything anyone could ask.

Now the Miami football program goes back to where it began. All the kids growing up in Miami watching the Hurricanes dominating football has brought one of those kids in to be the head coach.