1989 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1989 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Consensus national champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 33–25 vs. Alabama
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1989 record 11–1
Head coach Dennis Erickson (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Sonny Lubick (1st season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1989 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 64th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by first-year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 11–1 overall. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Alabama, 33-25, to win the school's 3rd national championship.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Wisconsin No. 3 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC W 51–3   38,646
September 16 California No. 3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN W 31–3   56,931
September 23 at Missouri No. 2 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO Prime W 38–7   43,293
September 30 at Michigan State No. 2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC W 26–20   76,217
October 7 Cincinnati No. 2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 56–0   48,597
October 14 San Jose State No. 2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 48–16   45,122
October 28 at No. 9 Florida State No. 2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 10–24   62,602
November 4 East Carolina No. 7 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 40–10   35,159
November 11 at No. 14 Pittsburgh No. 7 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 24–3   52,528
November 18 San Diego Statedagger No. 7 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 42–6   42,362
November 25 No. 1 Notre Dame No. 7 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS W 27–10   81,634
January 1 vs. No. 7 Alabama No. 2 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 33–25   77,425
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1989 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 11 Dawkins, DaleDale Dawkins Sr
QB 13 Torretta, GinoGino Torretta Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Armstead, JessieJessie Armstead Fr
DT 67 Maryland, RussellRussell Maryland Jr
CB 47 McNeil, RyanRyan McNeil So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Dennis Erickson Head Coach 1st Montana State (1969)
Bob Bratkowski Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers 1st Washington State (1978)
Sonny Lubick Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs 1st Western Montana (1960)
Gregg Smith Offensive Line 1st Idaho (1969)
Dave Arnold Special Teams/Tight Ends 1st
Bob Karmelowicz Defensive Line 1st Bridgeport (1972)
Art Kehoe Assistant Offensive Line 5th Miami (1982)
Ed Orgeron Defensive Line 1st Northwestern State (1984)
Tommy Tuberville Linebackers 1st Southern Arkansas (1976)
Alex Wood Running Backs 1st Iowa (1978)

Support Staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Brad Roll Strength & Conditioning 1st Stephen F. Austin (1980)
Carmen Grosso Graduate Assistant
Ronnie Lee Graduate Assistant
Scott Runyan Graduate Assistant
Pete Savage Graduate Assistant
Dan Werner Volunteer Assistant 3rd Western Michigan (1983)

Starting lineup[edit]

Offense[edit]

Position Name
QB Craig Erickson
RB Leonard Conley
WB Wesley Carroll
TE Rob Chudzinski
SE Randal Hill
FL Dale Dawkins
OT Mike Sullivan
OG Rod Holder
C Bobby Garcia
OG Darren Handy
OT Leon Searcy

Defense[edit]

Position Name
RE Greg Mark
DT Cortez Kennedy
DT Russell Maryland
LE Willis Peguese
WLB Maurice Crum
MLB Bernard Clark
SLB Richard Newbill
RCB Ryan McNeil
LCB Kenny Berry
FS Charles Pharms
SS Hurlie Brown

Special teams[edit]

Position Name
K Carlos Huerta
P Tim Kalal
KR Randal Hill
KR Alex Johnson
PR Wesley Carroll

Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Cortez Kennedy Defensive Tackle 1 3 Seattle Seahawks
Jimmie Jones Defensive Tackle 3 64 Dallas Cowboys
Bernard Clark Linebacker 3 65 Cincinnati Bengals
Willis Peguese Defensive End 3 72 Houston Oilers
Greg Mark Defensive End 3 79 New York Giants
Richard Newbill Linebacker 5 126 Houston Oilers
Dale Dawkins Wide receiver 9 223 New York Jets
Kenny Berry Defensive back 10 256 San Diego Chargers
Bobby Harden Defensive back 12 315 Miami Dolphins

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