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Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment Hardcover – August 31, 2004
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Sportswriter Feldman (ESPN The Magazine) reports on the Miami Hurricanes' legendary success story without sugarcoating the team's notorious problems off the field, which include substance abuse, violence and scandals. The author shows how the team, which has been one of college football's powerhouses for 25 years, put the "nasty" in dynasty. Its players became the bad boys of college football, epitomizing the image of the academically underachieving, macho, entitled athlete; taunting their opponents and, as Feldman demonstrates, committing personal fouls basically for the fun of it. (Indeed, the statute prohibiting such behavior has become known as "the Miami rule.") Not that everything always came easily. With a frenetic, fast-moving narrative, Feldman tells how Miami's coaches stayed consistently ambitious and hungry, always looking to make a name for their team. Several Hurricanes players have gone on to the NFL, more often than not as first-round draft picks (notably, Vinnie Testaverde and Bernie Kosar). The 'Canes' success, says Feldman, lies in their ability to replace departing stars with players of equal or greater talent. Whether he's writing about Ray Bellamy becoming Miami's first black player (in 1966) or the team's amazing track record (they've won more national championships over the last 20 years than Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida State combined), Feldman's knack for storytelling will draw readers in.
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About the Author
Bruce Feldman covered Hurricanes football while a student at the University of Miami and as the college football beat writer for ESPN: The Magazine, where he is now a senior writer. He has earned mention in three consecutive editions of The Best American Sports Writing, and has written for Maxim, Playboy, Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, and St. Petersburg Times.
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Now of course there has been a history of coaches to be chronicled and some of the first really set the tone for the program, Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson come to mind. While all the coaches have been successful, many were never comfortable coaching this program under the pressure of previous athletes and local rap stars. But the program has survived and remains an "in your face" program that you either like or hate. To me, it's all about the athletes and what they inspire. Older people are generally not going to like the aggressive style. Me, I enjoy watching them do it the Caine way.
I grew up in FL and if you did, you were either a Gator, 'Nole or 'Cane. I was a 'Nole and so by definition HATE Miami with a passion. But, like all hate, my emotions are tempered with great respect for a fabulous football program.
I ordered this book in an attemp to understand my nemisis (especially after this season's opening loss in OT), and the first 175 pages or so were quite interesting. I was engrossed with the history of the program through the Schnellenberger/Johnson/Erickson/Davis years. Then, after interesting reporting concerning the transition from the Davis regime to current head coach Larry Coker, way too many pages were devoted to the National Championship run in '01 and the subsequent two years. No other years were chronicled in such detail. We all know about the last three years! I watch Sportscenter 5 times every morning. What I'm intertested in is a balanced account of the last 25 years, not a focus on the past 3.
This book had the makings of someting really great. But upon closer examination, the author interjects player quotes almost indiscriminately and repeats himself (anyone read THE PUNCH by Feinstein?) continuously.
I would recommend this book to the really great fans of college football. It has value in some historical sense, but if you are just a casual fan, I think the last 80 pages or so would be a bit of a struggle to get through.
Buy this book with WE OWN THIS GAME. Read about the Miami youth leagues then graduate to the U.
If you care about the history of college football and want to learn about one of the most historic and important football programs in the country, definitely check this book out. You won't regret it.