That was against a really good UM front four. Greg Mark, and three other guys whose names I cannnot remember. Also, Bernard Clark was an excellent LB.
Posted on 5/29 9:11 PM | IP: Logged
The referee for that game was a good friend here in Fort Myers, Joe Rider, who at that time officiated a lot of our games (after we joined the ACC the conference rarely allowed him to call our games, as he was a Floridian and his daughter attended Florida State). Joe has always stated that 89 FSU/UM was the most electric game he ever called. When Chief Osceola came out Joe was scared to death that there was going to be a pregame fight and he was at the center of the field trying to keep the two teams apart when suddenly the flaming spear hit the ground right behind his foot. I was at that game also and it definitely rivals the 1980 Pitt game for the most electricity ever in that stadium.
Posted on 5/29 10:55 PM | IP: Logged
The '80 Pitt game was amazing. Unfortunately I was on the road for the '89 game and had to watch it in a bar outside of Cincy...