January 16th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

For three years earlier this decade, Marlins Park would masquerade as a football venue at least once a year. From 2014 to 2016, the home of the Miami Marlins annually hosted the Miami Beach Bowl, and Butch Davis was a part of it. Now the coach of the FIU Panthers, Davis worked for ESPN at the time and Carlos Padilla, the director of the bowl game, leaned on Davis as a consultant to figure out what players wanted out of a postseason contest. The Miami Beach Bowl was played for the final time in 2016, and there hasn’t been a football game at the Miami stadium since. In November, that will change. FIU will serve as the home team at the the stadium’s first game since 2016 when it hosts the Miami Hurricanes for a non-conference, regular-season game. – David Wilson, Miami Herald. Read More.

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