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Washington State holds on to beat Hurricanes in Sun Bowl

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For a few minutes in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl in Texas, interim Miami coach Larry Scott had to think he would go out a winner. In the end, Washington State hung on to defeat the Hurricanes 20-14. It was Washington State’s first bowl win in 12 years and stretched Miami’s bowl losing streak to 6. The Hurricanes finished the season at 8-5 and the Cougars were 9-4. “I just figured we’d win this one and go…

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Could Mark Richt wind up in Miami?

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Mark Richt is at a crossroads. He has won a lot of games as the coach of the Georgia Bulldogs; 141 to be exact. Had he won number 142 on Saturday, the tone of the discussions surrounding him today would be quite different. The Florida Gators’ 27-3 romp in Jacksonville on Saturday started the latest vigil for a coach at a prominent program. Nine times during his 15-year tenure, Richt’s teams have won at least 10 games. While a few…

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After 3 unbelievable days, aching Miami goes back to work

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The top cornerback is grieving the sudden death of his mother. The quarterback is concussed and at best questionable to play this weekend. The coach was fired. The staff faces a most uncertain future. The program is reeling. Miami calls this adversity. It’s more like an avalanche. The Hurricanes returned to the practice field Tuesday after three painful days. Interim coach Larry Scott led practice for the first time, replacing the fired Al Golden. If the day wasn’t daunting enough,…

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