Tate was now a hot property and was tabbed to succeed his mentor Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech but chose to remain at Miami with a contract extension and promises to grow the program. The 7-4 record of 1967 was a let-down as Playboy Magazine had chosen the’Canes as the pre-season number one team in the country and Tate as pre-season Coach Of The Year. Other publications gave them similar high ranking but end Jim Cox and running backs Joe Mira (George’s brother), Doug McGee, John Acuff and Vince Opalsky could not overcome the revolving door at QB that included Bill Miller, David Teal, and Dave Olivo. Hendricks and Bob Tatarek, a huge 270-pound DT who later had a five year career with the Bills could not maintain the same overall performance of the’66 defensive squad. They dropped their first two games, switched the offense to a more run-oriented attack behind Olivo, finished at 7-3 and then lost to Colorado in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Only Hendricks played spectacularly as billed in the pre-season, and despite drawing over 77,000 for the Notre Dame contest, attendance was down. One of the highlights of the’67 season was the addition of Hurricane warning flags that were placed on the sides of the gold shells. The Kelly green one-inch center stripe was maintained and this very unique look has remained a point of great interest for all Miami fans and helmet collectors. The Miami athletic department had the team play their opening game of the 2005 season against Florida State in a “throwback” replica of the same helmet, jersey, and pants style as worn in that 1967 season. A unique “GET A GATOR” decal replaced the hurricane warning flags on the side of the helmets for the annual tilt against Florida, a game that the’Canes won 20-13. As you know Helmethut has the ability to stripe/number or customize (parts/masks and accessories) your helmets in hundreds of ways. Keep looking back for more auctions, literally thousands of football helmet related items on the way. If in need of something in particular give us a shout. Thanks for viewing and please do not ask for team logos of any league. All helmets come with an internal, non seen, no wear bar. The item “1967 Miami Hurricanes Suspension Football Helmet” is in sale since Tuesday, December 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Other Vintage Sports Mem”. The seller is “helmethut” and is located in Warsaw, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
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