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1979 Miami Hurricanes football team

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Conference  Independent
Offensive scheme  Pro-style
1979 record  5–6
Defensive coordinator  Rick Lantz (3rd year)
1979 Miami Hurricanes football team
Head coach  Howard Schnellenberger (1st year)
Home stadium  Miami Orange Bowl (Capacity: 80,045)

The 1979 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami for the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team became known as the "Jet Lag Kids", playing seven times away from home and traveling over 28,000 miles, an NCAA record. It was also the first year under new head coach Howard Schnellenberger and they were responsible for laying the foundation for the school to become a national power in the 1980s and first half of the 1990s.


QB Mike Rodrique/Jim Kelly

RB Smokey Roan/Mark Rush

FB Chris Hobbs/Gary Breckner

WR Larry Brodsky/Malcolm Simmons

WR Jim Joiner/Pat Walker

T Steve Grady/Frank Frazier

G Art Kehoe

C John Fenton/Don Bailey

G Jim Pokomey/Clem Barbarino

T John Canei

DL Barry Gonzalez/Johnny Daniels

DL Lester Williams

DL Jim Burt

DL Bob Nelson/Tony Chickillo

DL Tim Flanagan

LB Jay Brophy/Scott Nicolas

LB Mozell Axson/Charles Cook

DB John Swain

DB Gene Coleman

DB David Jefferson

DB Fred Marion

K Dan Miller


1979 Miami Hurricanes football team Wikipedia