Ex-Viking Bryant McKinnie sparked Baltimore Ravens [Baltimore Sun]
The greatest ProCanes defensive duo ever - see you in the Super Bowl!
Congratulations to Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie on advancing
Bryant McKinnie at left tackle has made enormous difference for Ravens
- Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun
The best linebacker of all time lives to see another week - congratulations to Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie on advancing to the AFC Championship!
Bryant McKinnie Earns High Grades in First Start [BaltimoreRavens.com]
- Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com
“With the trade deadline looming tomorrow at 4 p.m., McKinnie could be the temporary answer the Cardinals need with their two starting tackles rated the lowest at the position in the NFL, per ProFootballFocus.com.”
Congratulations to these four Hurricanes as they are newly minted University of Miami Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Special thanks to @Caneshooter for providing the brilliant images.
Two of UM’s five National Championship teams have been listed among the Top 10 greatest college football teams ever by Sporting News. The 1987 team - led by Jimmy Johnson - is ranked as the 10th-best team ever while the most recent title team, the 2001 Canes, are ranked ninth.
Here are the write-ups on each….and a link to the full countdown HERE
10. 1987 Miami
12-0, National Champions
• Opened with wins against No. 20 Florida (31-4), No. 10 Arkansas (51-7) and No. 4 Florida State (26-25) and finished with wins against No. 10 Notre Dame (24-0), No. 8 South Carolina (20-16) and No. 1 Oklahoma (20-14).
• Were coached by Jimmy Johnson and three more future NFL head coaches: Dave Wannstedt ( defensive coordinator), Butch Davis (defensive line) and Dave Campo (defensive backs).
• Featured few individual standouts on offense despite outscoring opponents 412-125. Steve Walsh threw for 2,249 yards, Warren Williams rushed for 673, and Michael Irvin had 715 receiving.
• Were led by consensus All-Americans on defense, end Daniel Stubbs, the U’s career leader in sacks (39-1/2), and free safety Bennie Blades.
9. 2001 Miami
12-0, BCS National Champions
• Outscored opponents 512-117, a staggering margin of victory of 32.9 points. Also scored eight touchdowns on defense and led the nation in scoring defense, passing defense and turnover margin.
• Built a 34-0 halftime lead against No. 2 Nebraska in the Rose Bowl, that season’s national championship game. The Hurricanes called off the dogs in the final 30 minutes and went on to win, 37-14.
• Featured 17 future first-round picks on the roster, including five who were selected in the 2002 draft: offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, tight end Jeremy Shockey, cornerback Phillip Buchanon, safety Ed Reed and cornerback Mike Rumph. McKinnie won the Outland Trophy and quarterback Ken Dorsey the Maxwell award.
• Looked invincible in the last two weeks of the regular season. They beat No. 14 Syracuse, 59-0, and then routed No. 12 Washington, 65-7. The 124-7 margin is the largest against consecutive ranked opponents in NCAA history.