Why Miami Will Always Be The Better Florida Team

Ryan HealeyCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - OCTOBER 03: Wide receiver Travis Benjamin #3 and linebacker Darryl Sharpton #50 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

With the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and all the other schools in Florida that are part of the Football Bowl Subdivision you'd think Miami would have competition in the state when it comes to who's the Sunshine State's best college team. Wrong.

Florida might have Tebow and two National Championships under Urban Meyer and the glory days of the Spurrier Era. 

Florida State has Bobby Bowden and two National Championships.

Then are all the other schools that can't even compare to the top tier Florida schools. 

But then there are the Miami Hurricanes who have put probably the most players in the NFL with the likes of Jim Kelly, Clinton Portis, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Sean Taylor, Michael Irivin, Reggie Wayne, and all the others that played or still are  playing. 

Oh did I forget to mention that Miami has had at least one player selected in the frirst round of the NFL Draft for the past fourteen years? 

Miami has had five, yes, five National Championships under Howard Schnellenberger (1), Jimmy Johnson (1), Dennis Erickson (2), and Larry Coker (1). 

Also Miami has the bad boy image and the swagger but they deserve it look at what they have done, look what they've accomplished, and just think of what else is to come. 

Miami has beaten two of the four other Florida teams on there schedule this year in Florida State, and Florida A&M. They still have the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida which are almost guaranteed games. People are probably wishing Miami played Florida this year because it would have been a very intriguing game. 

The Miami of this year is not the Miami of years past in star power or coaching celebrity. Yet, Randy Shannon is doing a very good job with recruiting and he will eventually be up there with Jimmy Johnson, Larry Coker, and so forth. And there are a string of players who are still young and will bring Miami back to its dominant stance in the college football world once again.