Catholics Vs. Convicts Rivalry to Renew

This is one of the more exciting tidbits of information going on in Miami right now, and it’s a perfect way to get back into the swing of things after all of the construction going on here at Miami Blog.  The rivalry dubbed “The Catholics versus the Convicts” refers to the old college football championship series that pitted our beloved Canes against the Catholic school of prestige, Notre Dame.  In the late 1980’s, this match-up was among college footballs best ever.  Now, the two schools are in talks to renew this rivalry, with a potential first match-up taking place in Chicago at the storied Soldier Field.

The teams are also discussing games after that initial game, most likely a home and home series that will take place in subsequent years.

“It’s a game that would be great for both universities,” a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. “Everyone involved wants it to happen.”

1988 had arguably the best game of the series, with the Canes losing by a point when a failed two point conversion left them on the losing end of a 31-30 thriller.

Let’s hope this deal gets done.  It’s about time our Canes get back for good.  Last season was a great head start and because of that success, head coach Randy Shannon signed a four year extension this past week.  Quarterback Jacory Harris returns this year in what will be a year of big expectations for the Canes, who knocked off Oklahoma last year and had flashes of brilliance all season long.  A few tough losses knocked the Canes out of BCS contention, but the promise was there, the will was there, and the “U Swagga” was definitely going strong in the 305.