No excuses for UM-FIU brawl
October, 15, 2006
The video clips are stunning. Helmets are being swung at the heads of other players. Players are trying to stomp their cleats into the legs of rival players. The Miami-Florida International brawl was complete chaos. Some Hurricanes fans might try to chalk it up to "FIU started it" or "There are no rules in a brawl." But the thought that keeps coming back to my mind is that this kind of thing just doesn't seem to happen to a Texas or Michigan. Miami -- no matter how much Larry Coker and the UM brass have tried to scrub away the old Canes' roughneck image -- still keeps finding itself in the muck. If anyone wanted to say the Canes are still the thugs they were in the old days of Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson, they now have five disturbing minutes of YouTube proof.
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