'Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment

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Penguin, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 276 pages
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One team. One Dynasty. One book that goes inside the legend.

Features a new chapter on the 2004-05 season-and 8 pages of photographs.

When fans think of college football, they think of Miami-the cool school with street cred that all the kids dream of playing for. A sports powerhouse unlike any other, it is a dynasty fueled not by individuals but by the aura of "the Miami Vice"-a swaggering, trash-talking, us-against-the-world mentality. But less than 25 years ago, the program faced extinction. Now, five national championships later, Miami is the preeminent football factory, boasting such NFL star alumni as Michael Irvin, Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Jim Kelly, Vinny Testaverde, and Jeremy Shockey.

Now, award-winning sportswriter Bruce Feldman gives readers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how Miami won more national championships over the last two decades than Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Florida State combined-and went from near-death to dynasty.
 

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This book literally made me cry and miss my stop on the T getting to work. And yeah, the cover of my book was this cover, so I got a lot of strange looks for sobbing over what looked like a straight-up football book. And I was also super late for work, to boot. Totally worth it, though. Read full review

Contents

1 LAST RITES
1
2 PIPE DREAMS
19
3 HOWARDS END
33
4 THE RENEGADE
50
5 EMBRACEABLE U
67
6 ITS A CANE THING
92
7 THE MIAMI VICE
113
8 THE DIRTY SOUTH
128
9 THE RESURRECTION
145
10 THE GOODFATHER
171
11 THE HIGHWIRE ACT
187
12 THE SENDOFF
212
13 FREE WILLIE?
239
AFTERWORD
262
UPDATE
270
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Bruce Feldman covered Hurricanes football while a student at 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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