It was a hell of a run but after three decades, Miami (FL)’s dynasty as “Convict U” has finally come to an end thanks to its in-state rival 350 miles north. The mantel has officially been passed to the University of Florida with ex-Gator Aaron Hernandez facing first-degree murder charges in the most shocking athlete arrest since O.J. Simpson.
The most notorious program in college football history became “Convict U” during the “glory days” of the 1980s and early ’90s that were full of trash talk, Luther Campbell bounties and arrests. It spanned the Larry Coker Era, lowlighted by the 2006 FIU brawl. And it’s grand finale was the mind-boggling Nevin Shapiro scandal that broke in 2011 and proved even Hurricanes’ boosters are meant for a life behind bars.