OSU Deserves The Hype. Miami? Not So Much

In what is billed as a Clash of the Titans, Ohio State and Miami collide tomorrow for the first time since the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. We will break down why the game may not live up to its advance billing along with lots of OSU-Miami Tidbits, This Week In College Football History, notes from Around The Country and the Fearless Forecast.

If not for the game that determined the 2002 national championship, tomorrow's game between Ohio State and Miami (Fla.) wouldn't generate nearly as much hype.

Yes, it's an early nonconference battle between two ranked teams. Yes, it features a pair of junior quarterbacks who have been mentioned in the early Heisman Trophy chatter. And, yes, it features two programs who annually square off against one another in the recruiting wars.

But the cold, hard truth is that much of the hype surrounding the game is manufactured not to mention undeserved since only one of tomorrow's combatants is a bona fide national championship contender. The other is something of a paper tiger, a once-proud program trying to scratch its way back to elite status.

This is not your father's Miami team, the one that captured four national titles in nine seasons from 1983-91. It isn't even your older brother's Hurricanes that rattled off 34 straight victories and won the 2001 national championship.

These 'Canes are about as relevant in the 2010 national championship discussion as Vanilla Ice is on the current Billboard charts.

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