The 2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl game was the 77th edition of the annual college football bowl game known as the Sun Bowl. It was played on December 31, 2010 between the Miami Hurricanes from the ACC and the independent Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in a revival of a long-dormant rivalry. CBS television broadcast the 2 p.m. (ET) game. Hyundai took over as the title sponsor. Bernie Olivas is its executive director.
2010 Sun Bowl Wikipedia
The Irish improved from a 4-5 start to receive their first ever Sun Bowl appearance. An impressive November showing boasted victories over #15 Utah and against rival USC in Los Angeles.
What looked to be a second strong season in a row was derailed by late season losses to Virginia and South Florida. The losses would cost head coach Randy Shannon his job. Offensive line coach Jeff Soufland had taken over coaching duties for the Sun Bowl. Miami’s strength has been its defense, as the Canes rank No. 2 nationally in pass defense, No. 6 in sacks and No. 1 in tackles for loss. They were making their first-ever appearance in the Sun Bowl.