Coker focus of criticism for Canes' collapse

Larry Coker and Miami played for a second straight national title in 2002. Four years later, the Canes have a losing record and Coker's on the hot seat. Mark Schlabach investigates the program's downward spiral.

Updated: November 22, 2006, 5:48 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami cornerback Glenn Sharpe still remembers the play like it happened yesterday. Only a freshman, Sharpe was thrust into the final minutes of a thrilling game against Ohio State in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, in which the No. 1 Hurricanes were trying to extend their 34-game winning streak and win a second straight national championship.

Miami led 24-17 in the first overtime, and the Buckeyes faced fourth-and-3 at the Hurricanes' 5. Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel ...

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