Miami Finalizes Preparation For Pittsburgh

Nov. 9, 2000

CORAL GABLES, Fla. ( – The Miami Hurricanes (ranked 2nd by Associated Press and in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Rankings) practiced for more than two hours Thursday afternoon in their final full-scale practice in preparation for their clash with the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Hurricanes and Panthers square off Saturday at the Orange Bowl in a nationally televised (ESPN2) game that kicks off at 12:10 p.m.

“We’ve had a solid week of practice and I’m pleased with the approach we’ve taken this week,” said head coach Butch Davis. “Pittsburgh is a team on the rise. They’ve played consistent football this season and they’re a threat to whomever they play. You only need to look at their effort two weeks ago on the road at Virginia Tech to see that. There’s no doubt we have a tough ballgame ahead of us this Saturday.”

The Hurricanes conclude practices for Pittsburgh Friday afternoon at Greentree at 4 p.m. All practices are closed to the public. Tickets remain for Saturday’s game, as well as the Nov. 25 home finale against Boston College. For ticket information concerning Hurricanes football, contact the UM Ticket Office at (305) 284-2263 or 1-800-GO-CANES. Tickets may also be ordered online at