Hurricanes players explain walk through smoke entrance

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Hurricanes decided to walk in unison through smoke while entering their game against Florida State, rather than sprinting in as they have for decades, a move that might possibly become a new tradition.

One of the Miami Hurricanes' signatures is running through smoke as they come out of the tunnel to begin games, but against the Florida State Seminoles, the entrance was a arm-in-arm walk - a break from the school's tradition, symbolizing team unity.

The smoke-run entrance has been a staple of the University of Miami's football tradition for over 40 years, and allowed players to show off while entering the stadium - symbolic of the flash and swagger of the teams that became known as The U. But against the Seminoles, the team made a group decision to walk, arms locked, through the smoke. From Michael Casagrande of the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Green went on to say that he thinks the Hurricanes will continue to enter as a team rather than individually going forward. No one player made the decision, but rather the team made the call to swap the tradition as a group.

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