Miami football has more recent national championship than these six blue bloods

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has not won a major bowl game since they defeated Texas A&M in the 1994 Cotton Bowl. The Fighting Irish national title drought is compounded by their lack of a major bowl win for 22 years.

Tennessee was unable to win a National Championship despite going 40-9 in four seasons with Peyton Manning at quarterback. The year after Manning left Knoxville, Tennesee had a magical 13-0 season. The Volunteers defeated Florida State 23-16 in the Fiesta Bowl to capture its second national title and first since 1951.

Tennessee has not come close to a National title since. The Volunteers have only three major bowl appearances since 1997. Heading forward it will be interesting to see which of the schools listed here next wins a national championship.

The Miami football program, Notre Dame and Oklahoma all hired new head coaches during the offseason. Nebraska has had four straight losing seasons under their former quarterback Scott Frost as head coach. Michigan obviously was close this year but it seemed more like a special season than something they will sustain.

Penn State has been competitive under James Franklin but the only year they were close to qualifying for the playoff was when they finished fifth in the final regular-season rankings in 2016.

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Tennessee is improving under Josh Heupel but currently has too many teams in front of them in the SEC to seriously challenge for the CFP. With Miami in the ACC Coastal Division, Miami would likely have to defeat Clemson in the ACC Championship Game to earn a CFP berth. Following these teams’ quest for a title will be interesting.