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Video: Long time no see, Miami Hurricanes

It feels like ages since UM opened the season. How will the ’Canes look after the layoff? What else is in store for college football teams around the state?
Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis cheers during the season opener against Florida at Camping World Stadium on Aug. 24. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]
Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis cheers during the season opener against Florida at Camping World Stadium on Aug. 24. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Sep. 4, 2019

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    “They don’t yet have the mentality of a Miami Hurricane,” the linebacker says during the days leading up to the East-West Shrine Game.
  2. Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was considered the front-runner for the Florida State job after Willie Taggart was fired. Instead, Stoops stayed with the XFL. [TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP]
    “The emails...it’s amazing," Seminoles AD David Coburn said of fan reactions. We read the emails. They are amazing.
  3. Florida State guard Anthony Polite and Virginia guard Braxton Key react to Polite's 3-point shot during the second half of their game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Tallahassee. [MARK WALLHEISER  |  AP]
    FSU forces 18 turnovers in a stellar defensive effort to take down the defending national champion.
  4. Memphis linebacker Bryce Huff gets fired up after a play during a game against SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. [KYLE OKITA  |  ZUMAPRESS.com]
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  5. Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) gets emotional after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against Miami in the season opener. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
    The Florida Gators finished about where I thought. But about Willie Taggart’s job security ...
  6. LSU coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shake hands on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, near the national championship trophy after a news conference for the College Football Playoff title game. [CHRIS CARLSON  |  AP]
    Goodbye, task-master ways. The duo leading their teams into the CFP national title game are all about a very personal, aw-shucks, family approach.
  7. This Dec. 30, 2019, file photo shows more empty seats than fans before the start of the First Responder Bowl between Western Michigan and Western Kentucky in Dallas. [ROGER STEINMAN  |  AP]
    Despite six bowl games this season having their smallest crowds ever, bowl games will increase next season from 39 to 42. And forget about attendance being a factor.
  8. Florida State tight end Tre' McKitty (6) gets stopped by Miami defensive back Jaquan Johnson (4) and defensive lineman Joe Jackson (99) during a 2018 game. [Times]
    The former three-star recruit started 19 games over the last two seasons for the Seminoles.
  9. USF freshman B.J. Mack (33) passes past FSU guard M.J. Walker (23) as Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton, left, yells out in the first half of the Seminoles' victory against the Bulls last month in Sunrise. FSU, a dark horse national title contender, is on a seven-game win streak. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
    We take an early look at five title contenders, one or more of whom might make it to Tampa in March.
  10. Florida State's Dominik Olejniczak  blocks the shot of Wake Forest's Brandon Childress during the first half Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. [LYNN HEY  |  AP]
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