Friendship evolves from rivalry

Terrell Buckley and Lamar Thomas were rivals before they were friends. Two of the headliners during the heyday of the High Noon showdowns between Florida State and Miami in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Buckley was the shutdown cornerback for the Seminoles while Thomas was one of the Miami receivers in a long line of greats.

They also happened to be All-American trash-talkers.

In between all that smack talk, a friendship blossomed. The two eventually became teammates with the Miami Dolphins, then pursued coaching careers. Now they are playing for the same team once again, as assistants at Louisville under Bobby Petrino.

In their own words, they tell how exactly a Nole and a Cane became best friends. And yes, a little trash talk was involved.

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