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2003 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 2003 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2003 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 78th season of football and 13th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by third-year head coach Larry Coker and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 11–2 overall and 6–1 in the Big East to finish as conference co-champion. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Florida State, 16-14.

2003 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 16–14 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
2003 record11–2 (6–1 Big East)
Head coachLarry Coker (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorRob Chudzinski (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorRandy Shannon (3rd season)
Base defense4–3 Cover 2
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 72,319)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Miami (FL) $+   6 1         11 2  
West Virginia +   6 1         8 5  
Pittsburgh   5 2         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 3         8 5  
Boston College   3 4         8 5  
Syracuse   2 5         6 6  
Rutgers   2 5         5 7  
Temple   0 7         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 287:30 PMvs. Louisiana Tech*No. 3ESPNW 48–943,279
September 68:00 PMNo. 18 Florida*No. 3ABCW 38–3379,932
September 137:00 PMEast Carolina*No. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN2W 38–365,825
September 207:45 PMat Boston CollegeNo. 2ESPNW 33–1444,500
October 27:30 PMWest VirginiaNo. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 22–2054,621
October 1112:00 PMat No. 5 Florida State*No. 2ABCW 22–1484,336
October 1812:00 PMTempleNo. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN+W 52–1449,144
November 17:45 PMat No. 10 Virginia TechNo. 2ESPNL 7–3165,115
November 812:00 PMNo. 18 Tennessee*No. 6
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABCL 6–1069,722
November 1512:00 PMSyracuse No. 14
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN+W 17–1048,130
November 2212:00 PMRutgersNo. 13
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN+W 34–1039,572
November 298:00 PMat No. 20 PittsburghNo. 10ABCW 28–1460,486
January 18:30 PMvs. No. 9 Florida State*No. 10ABCW 16–1476,739
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
  • Miami's 500th victory in school history came against West Virginia on October 2, 2003.[1]

RosterEdit

2003 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Brock Berlin
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S Sean Taylor
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

FloridaEdit

#18 Florida at #3 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Florida 10 9140 33
• Miami (FL) 10 01513 38

[2]

Florida StateEdit

Miami (FL) Hurricanes (5–0) at Florida State Seminoles (5–0)
1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 6 13 3022
Florida St 0 0 7714

at Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 11
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Rain • 75 °F (24 °C) • Wind SE 7 miles per hour (11 km/h; 6.1 kn)
  • Game attendance: 84,336
  • Referee: Jack Cramer
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miami Football Record Book". University of Miami Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Berlin Leads 'Canes Comeback Against Former Mates". ESPN. September 6, 2003. Retrieved January 12, 2014.