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Building The U

Why it started? Schnellenberger recognized all the talent around him in South Florida and decided he would start recruiting athletes at every position on the football field. That meant speedy athletes everywhere, revolutionizing not only Miami but college football in general.

Why it ended? Miami had real problems continuing on with its Quarterback U. tradition. A host of NCAA rules violations committed during Erickson's tenure sent Miami spinning. In 1995, the NCAA charged Miami with a lack of institutional control, took away 31 scholarships, imposed a bowl ban and put the program on three years' probation.

Did you know? All five Miami starting quarterbacks during this era -- Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Steve Walsh, Craig Erickson and Gino Torretta -- played in the NFL.-- Andrea Adelson