The Miami Hurricanes has arguably been the most storied college football program in the past 30 years, winning five National Championships in a span of 25 years.
And through the past three decades, the program can only be described as a roller coaster, with UM being at the pinnacle of the college football world, as well as down deep in the depths to on life support on the verge of extinction more than once. The administration nearly killed the program in the 70s because it was losing the school money, and then there was the Pell Grant Scandal which hindered the team for years.
Still, the history lives on, as the Canes provided great rivalries, first round picks every year, and a 58-game home winning streak just to name several accomplishments.
And while the aura of Canes alumni shines on in the NFL (most active players from any school), many forget about the captains who pilot the vessel and its crew.
The head coach turnover rate is extremely high at the U, but Coral Gables has seen its fair share of great coaching. However, four leaders in particular are well above the rest in Miami's history: a pipe smoker, a psych major, a Cougar, and a Cowboy.