1983 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1983 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Consensus national champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 31–30 vs. Nebraska
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1983 record 11–1
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Gary Stevens (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Tom Olivadotti (3rd season)
Base defense 5–2
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →

The 1983 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 58th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by fifth-year head coach Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 11–1 overall. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Nebraska, 31–30, to win the school's first national championship.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at No. 16 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (rivalry) L 3–28   73,907
September 10 at Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX W 29–7   20,000
September 17 Purdue Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 35–0   37,150
September 24 9:00 PM No. 13 Notre Dame Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL CBS W 20–0   52,480
October 1 3:50 PM at Duke No. 15 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ABC W 56–17   28,750
October 8 Louisville No. 12 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 42–14   30,073
October 15 at Mississippi State No. 10 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 31–7   29,456
October 22 at Cincinnati No. 8 Riverfront StadiumCincinnati, OH W 17–7   14,163
October 29 No. 12 West Virginiadagger No. 7 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 20–3   63,881
November 5 East Carolina No. 5 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 12–7   39,225
November 12 at Florida State No. 6 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (rivalry) WSVN W 17–16   57,333
January 2 8:00 PM vs. No. 1 Nebraska No. 5 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 31–30   72,596
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Howard Schnellenberger Head Coach 5th Kentucky (1957)
Gary Stevens Offensive Coordinator/Wide receivers 4th John Carroll (1965)
Tom Olivadotti Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 4th Upsala (19##)
Hubbard Alexander Tight ends 5th Tennessee State (1962)
Joe Brodsky Running backs 6th Florida (1956)
Harold Allen Defensive Line 19th Miami (1953)
Chris Vagotis Offensive Line 4th Alabama (19##)
Marc Trestman Quarterbacks 1st Minnesota (1979)
Bill Trout Defensive Ends 8th Miami (19##)
Mike Archer Defensive Backs 4th Miami (1976)

Support staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Ray Ganong Strength & Conditioning 5th Miami (1977)
Art Kehoe Graduate Assistant Miami (1982)
Bob Maddox Graduate Assistant
George Halas Graduate Assistant
Mike Rodriguez Volunteer Assistant 5th Florida State (1977)

Roster[edit]

Player Class Pos Summary
Bernie Kosar* QB 201 Cmp, 327 Att, 2329 Yds, 15 TD
Kyle Vanderwende QB 19 Cmp, 31 Att, 236 Yds, 2 TD
Albert Bentley* RB 144 Att, 722 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Speedy Neal* RB 66 Att, 295 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Keith Griffin RB 101 Att, 447 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Darryl Oliver RB 25 Att, 101 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Alonzo Highsmith RB 19 Att, 74 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Jimmy Austin RB 5 Att, -4 Yds, -0.8 Avg
Todd Stanish RB 2 Att, 12 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Eddie Brown* WR 30 Rec, 640 Yds, 21.3 Avg
Stanley Shakespeare* WR 34 Rec, 452 Yds, 13.3 Avg
John Smatana WR 11 Rec, 140 Yds, 12.7 Avg
David Kintigh WR 2 Rec, 55 Yds, 27.5 Avg
Kenny Oliver WR 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Lawrence Thompson WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Glenn Dennison* TE 54 Rec, 594 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Chris Hembrough TE 1 Rec, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Ron Harris LB/LS
Paul Bertucelli* OL
Juan Comendeiro* OL
Dave Heffernan* OL
Ian Sinclair* OL
Alvin Ward* OL
Mike Moore OL
Danny Brown* DL
Julio Cortes* DL
Kevin Fagan* DL
Tony Fitzpatrick* DL
Fred Robinson* DL
Dallas Cameron DL
Joe Kohlbrand DL
Jay Brophy* LB
Ken Sisk* LB
Jack Fernandez LB
Bruce Fleming LB
Rodney Bellinger* DB
Ken Calhoun* DB
Reggie Sutton* DB
Eddie Williams* DB
Dave Ditthardt DB
Keith Walker DB
Steve Minie P

Game summaries[edit]

Florida[edit]

Houston[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 000 0
• Miami (FL) 7 2170 35

[1]

Notre Dame[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

  • Jay Brophy, LB

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award[edit]

  • Glenn Dennison, TE

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. September 18, 1983.