Record: 11 - 1
Finish: Fiesta Bowl: Lost
Coach: Jimmy Johnson
Best Player: Vinny Testaverde

Possibly the best Miami team ever, the '86 squad ushered in the Thug "U" Era in Miami, and began the tradition of questionable military metaphors (see: Winslow, Kellen). Arriving for the National Championship Game at the Fiesta Bowl in combat fatigues, Vinny Testaverde, Michael Irvin, Jerome Brown and co. offended even more folks when they walked out of a promotional dinner because their opponent Penn State was there. Jerome Brown explained, "Did the Japanese go sit down and have dinner with Pearl Harbor before they bombed them?" Good question. The '86 Canes would've ranked much higher on this list if they'd, you know, actually beaten PSU.