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
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1989 record11–1
Head coachDennis Erickson (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorSonny Lubick (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMiami 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 State         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]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9at WisconsinNo. 3ABCW 51–338,646
September 16CaliforniaNo. 3ESPNW 31–356,931
September 23at MissouriNo. 2PrimeW 38–743,293
September 30at Michigan StateNo. 2ABCW 26–2076,217
October 7CincinnatiNo. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 56–048,597
October 14San Jose StateNo. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 48–1645,122
October 28at No. 9 Florida StateNo. 2ESPNL 10–2462,602
November 4East CarolinaNo. 7
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 40–1035,159
November 11at No. 14 PittsburghNo. 7CBSW 24–352,528
November 18San Diego StatedaggerNo. 7
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 42–642,362
November 25No. 1 Notre DameNo. 7
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
CBSW 27–1081,634
January 1vs. No. 7 AlabamaNo. 2ABCW 33–2577,425
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR Doyle Aaron
TE 93 Randy Bethel Jr
WR 81 Wesley Carroll Jr
TE 84 Rob Chudzinski Jr
RB 28 Leonard Conley Jr
OL 72 Mario Cristobal Fr
FB 20 Shannon Crowell Jr
WR 11 Dale Dawkins Sr
QB 7 Craig Erickson Jr
QB Bryan Fortray
C 50 Bobby Garcia Sr
RB 25 Kevin Gibbs Redshirt.svg Fr
OL Darren Handy
WR 3 Randal Hill Jr
C 64 Rod Holder Sr
RB Alex Johnson
WR Dennis Kelleher
RB 30 Stephen McGuire Fr
OL 73 Leon Searcy So
WR 18 Pee Wee Smith Sr
WR 35 Darryl Spencer So
G 79 Mike Sullivan Jr
WR 36 Lamar Thomas Fr
QB 13 Gino Torretta Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Jessie Armstead Fr
CB 23 Robert Bailey Jr
LB 56 Micheal Barrow Fr
CB 6 Kenny Berry Sr
DB Hurlie Brown
LB 57 Bernard Clark Sr
LB 49 Maurice Crum Jr
DL 44 Shane Curry Jr
DB 39 Bobby Harden Sr
DL 63 Jimmie Jones Sr
DT 96 Cortez Kennedy Sr
DT 94 Greg Mark Sr
DT 67 Russell Maryland Jr
CB 47 Ryan McNeil Fr
LB 38 Richard Newbill Sr
DE 58 Willis Peguese Sr
DB 2 Charles Pharms So
LB 45 Darrin Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 16 Roland Smith Jr
DB 31 Darryl Williams Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Edgar Benes Sr
K 27 Carlos Huerta So
P 19 Tim Kalal Sr
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)

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 4 (4) 3 (4) 3 (5) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (4) 2 (3) 2 (3) 7 7 7 7 4 (3) 2 (4) 2 (4) 1 (38) 
Coaches 5 (1) 5 (1) 2 (2) 2 (3) 2 (4) 2 (2) 2 (5) 2 (5) 2 (3) 6 7 7 7 3 (3) 2 (4) 1 (36)

[1]

Game summaries[edit]

at Wisconsin[edit]

#3 Miami (FL) at Wisconsin
1 234Total
Hurricanes 13 21107 51
Badgers 3 000 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1988 W 23–3

[2]

California[edit]

California at #3 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Golden Bears 3 000 3
Hurricanes 0 1777 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1964 L 7–9

at Missouri[edit]

#2 Miami (FL) at Missouri
1 234Total
Hurricanes 7 17014 38
Tigers 7 000 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1988 W 55–0

[3]

at Michigan State[edit]

#2 Miami (FL) at Michigan State
1 234Total
Hurricanes 3 7106 26
Spartans 3 737 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1982 W 25–22

[4]

Cincinnati[edit]

Cincinnati at #3 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Bearcats 0 000 0
Hurricanes 7 3577 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–1 1988 W 57–3

[5]

San Jose State[edit]

San Jose State at #3 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Spartans 0 808 16
Hurricanes 10 71714 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Backup Gino Torretta, making his second consecutive start for the injured Craig Erickson, threw for a school-record 468 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Hurricanes picked up their 48th win in 49 games.[6]

at Florida State[edit]

#2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes at #9 Florida State Seminoles
1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 10 0 0010
Florida St 14 0 7324

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

[7]

East Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 1988 W 31–7

at Pittsburgh[edit]

#7 Miami (FL) at #14 Pittsburgh
1 234Total
Hurricanes 10 392 24
Panthers 0 003 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–8–1 1988 W 37–10

[8]

San Diego State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1979 L 20–31

[9]

Notre Dame[edit]

#1 Notre Dame at #7 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Fighting Irish 0 1000 10
Hurricanes 10 773 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–14–1 1988 L 30–31

The Hurricanes avenged a close loss from the previous year in South Bend. This game marked the seventh time in seven attempts that Miami defeated a #1 ranked team during the 1980s.[10][11][12]

vs. Alabama (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

#2 Miami (FL) at #7 Alabama
1 234Total
Hurricanes 7 1367 33
Crimson Tide 0 1708 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–13 1979 L 0–30

1990 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick Team
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

[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami (FL) 1989 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Miami Overwhelms Wisconsin by 51-3". The New York Times. September 10, 1989. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Miami 38, Missouri 7". United Press International. September 23, 1989. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hurricanes Survive Scare : Miami Loses Erickson, Beats Michigan State". Los Angeles Times. October 1, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "'CANES MAKE IT A CINCH EARLY VS. CINCINNATI IN 56-0 BLOWOUT". Orlando Sentinel. October 8, 1989. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Miami 48, San Jose State 16". United Press International. October 14, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "Six Turnovers by No. 2 Miami Give Game to No. 9 Florida St". Los Angeles Times. October 29, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL". Chicago Tribune. November 12, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Loses Grow for SDSU After Miami Defeat". Los Angeles Times. November 22, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Miami Exacts Its Revenge, 27-10". Los Angeles Times. November 26, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "Miami Snaps Streak By Irish". The New York Times. November 26, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Miami Shuts Down No. 1 Notre Dame". Washington Post. November 26, 1989. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  13. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1990.htm