SI Vault: The Glory Days of Miami Football
Miami defensive tackle Warren Sapp (76) takes the field before a game against Florida State on Oct. 3, 1992.
Running back Willis McGahee (2) scores a touchdown as Virginia Tech's Mikal Baaqee (45) looks on during a Dec. 7, 2002 game.
Defenders Sean Taylor (26), Greg Threat (5), and Jonathan Vilma (51) take down Florida State's Greg Jones (6) during Miami–FSU on Oct. 11, 2013.
Tight end Jeremy Shockey celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Syracuse on Oct. 17, 2001.
Tight end Kellen Winslow (81) in action vs. Florida on Sept. 7, 2002 in Gainesville.
Miami QB Bernie Kosar (20) and Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino (13) during an SI photo shoot on June 11, 1984.
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown over Florida defensive back Keiwan Ratliff (1) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville on Sept. 7, 2002.
Wide receiver Santana Moss in action against Virginia Tech on Nov. 4, 2000.
Miami quarterbacks Brock Berlin (7), Kyle Wright (16), and Derrick Crudup (18) with coach Dan Werner at spring game on April 17, 2004.
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger talks to his team during halftime of the 1984 Orange Bowl vs. Nebraska.
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) posing during a photo shoot on campus on April 19, 1982.
Running back Edgerrin James (5) finds space against UCLA at Orange Bowl Stadium in a Dec. 5, 1998 game.
Virginia Tech wide receiver Josh Morgan (17) gets upended by Randy Phillips (6) and Benjamin Meriweather (19) in a 2005 game in Blacksburg, Va.
Vinny Testaverde wearing military fatigues before Miami's 1987 Fiesta Bowl loss to Penn State in Tempe, Ariz.
Defensive back Edward Reed (20) scores touchdown after interception against Boston College on Nov. 10, 2001.
Defensive tackle Kareem Brown (99) celebrates with a cheerleader's megaphone after beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 5, 2005.
Wide receiver Andre Johnson (5) scores a touchdown against Nebraska in the 2002 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Quarterback Bernie Kosar (20) throws a pass against Nebraska during the 1984 Orange Bowl in Miami.
Head coach Larry Coker before a 2005 game against Georgia Tech.
The cover of Sports Illustrated's commemorative issue about the 2001 Hurricanes, featuring quarterback Ken Dorsey (11) in a game against Florida State.
(L-R) Offensive linemen Chris Myers, Jim Sikora, Joel Rodriguez, Vernon Carey, Ed Wilkins, Sherko Haji-Rasouli and Brett Romberg in August 2002.
Running back Clinton Portis (28) during a November 2001 game against Syracuse.
Running back Clinton Portis (28) makes SI's Jan. 7, 2002 cover after Miami's Rose Bowl win over Nebraska.
Tight end Jeremy Shockey (88) attempts to fight off a tackle in a 2000 game against Florida State.
Running back Willis McGahee (2) stiffarms Florida's Robert Cromartie (25) during a Sept. 7, 2002 game in Gainesville.
Quarterback Jim Kelly (12) poses with coach Howard Schnellenberger, cheerleaders and mascot Sebastian the Ibis during a 1982 photo shoot on UM campus.
Offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie (78) takes on Florida State's O.J. Jackson (94) in an Oct. 13, 2001 game.
Sports Illustrated's December 4, 1989 cover: Running back Steve McGuire (30) sheds a tackle from Notre Dame's Ned Bolcar (47).