NCAA Football

FIU has ex-Hurricanes on its side

(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

MIAMI (AP) Among those who will attend the Miami-FIU game this weekend will be the coach who built the last Hurricanes team that won a national championship, the recruiting director for that team, the quarterback from that season and the person in charge of their strength and conditioning program at that time.

They'll all be in FIU colors.

There is much more than that brawl 12 years ago that links Miami and FIU, a pair of schools that are only eight miles apart. And there's no shortage of people in FIU's athletic department with deep Miami ties, which adds another layer of intrigue to Saturday's matchup between the 21st-ranked Hurricanes (2-1) and the Panthers (2-1).

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