Miami vs Oklahoma for the 2000 BCS National Championship

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Who wins? My honest opinion is that Miami would have won but we mustn't discount OU's defense that year with Venables and Mike Stoops as co-DCs. OU's offense was not great but neither was Miami's defense that year under Schiano. It wasn't until 2001 when Shannon took over as D that Miami got into a consistent groove defensively.
 

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Who wins? My honest opinion is that Miami would have won but we mustn't discount OU's defense that year with Venables and Mike Stoops as co-DCs. OU's offense was not great but neither was Miami's defense that year under Schiano. It wasn't until 2001 when Shannon took over as D that Miami got into a consistent groove defensively.
Santana and Wayne would've Feasted....they barely beat an FSU team who was without they're #1 WR Snoop Minnis....
 

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Who wins? My honest opinion is that Miami would have won but we mustn't discount OU's defense that year with Venables and Mike Stoops as co-DCs. OU's offense was not great but neither was Miami's defense that year under Schiano. It wasn't until 2001 when Shannon took over as D that Miami got into a consistent groove defensively.
Can't discount their defense, but you sure as **** can't discount the OL we had that was better than our 2002 version.

There is no way we lose that game IMHO. That was arguably the biggest hijack of a NC opportunity of all time.
 

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Who wins? My honest opinion is that Miami would have won but we mustn't discount OU's defense that year with Venables and Mike Stoops as co-DCs. OU's offense was not great but neither was Miami's defense that year under Schiano. It wasn't until 2001 when Shannon took over as D that Miami got into a consistent groove defensively.
Well, we were #5 in the nation in scoring defense and #35 in yards allowed and #5 in forced turnovers. We were an outstanding defense in 2000.

Oklahoma scored 13 points against FSU. No way they score more than that against Miami. Plus, we ran the ball much, much better than FSU in 2000. After the Washington game, Dorsey was rarely touched. I think we gave up 12 sacks the entire year. Oklahoma is not beating Miami in JRS period.
 

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That OU team would not have beat us but they had some real talent, esp on D. I actually really like two of their players, they played like Canes. FS JT Thatcher (15) and LB Torrance Marshall (10). Marshall played HS at Miami Sunset and wanted to be a Cane but grades kept him out. He went to Military Academy and them Miami CC before going to OU. Kid could play.
 

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OU had a sneaky good secondary with Thatcher, Jones, Strait, Williams, Everage. Calmus and Marshall at LB.

Santana and Reggie were unstoppable but the Stoops bros and Venables with a month to prepare would have had a nice little gameplan. Nobody gave Ohio State a chance but D'Antonio cooked up a good game plan and they expertly used Krenzel as a runner.

Butch always had us prepared for bowl games but I do think it would have been a close game due to OU's coaching.

They shut down the same FSU offense (minus Minnis) which put up 500+yards against us earlier that year.
 

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Well, we were #5 in the nation in scoring defense and #35 in yards allowed and #5 in forced turnovers. We were an outstanding defense in 2000.

Oklahoma scored 13 points against FSU. No way they score more than that against Miami. Plus, we ran the ball much, much better than FSU in 2000. After the Washington game, Dorsey was rarely touched. I think we gave up 12 sacks the entire year. Oklahoma is not beating Miami in JRS period.
That OL was growing together into the beast that was 2001. They got better and better from the Washington first big away game lesson for Dorsey, outside of the already mentioned blah effort against La Tech.
 

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OU had a sneaky good secondary with Thatcher, Jones, Strait, Williams, Everage. Calmus and Marshall at LB.

Santana and Reggie were unstoppable but the Stoops bros and Venables with a month to prepare would have had a nice little gameplan. Nobody gave Ohio State a chance but D'Antonio cooked up a good game plan and they expertly used Krenzel as a runner.

Butch always had us prepared for bowl games but I do think it would have been a close game due to OU's coaching.

They shut down the same FSU offense (minus Minnis) which put up 500+yards against us earlier that year.
That team had Teddy Lehman as well
 

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If FSU had beaten OU and the AP named Miami national champs, how are we feeling about that?
 
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