Photo gallery: Miami welcomes College GameDay to Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – College GameDay made its way to Coral Gables for the first time in more than a decade Saturday. Alex Rodriguez donned a turnover chain, Lee Corso wore a leprechaun hat and the Miami fan base provided an appetizer for the No. 7 Hurricanes’ game against No. 3 Notre Dame later during the day.

Miami fans rose to the occasion with ESPN finally stopping by campus. Check out photos from a fun morning in South Florida:

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Desmon Howard walks backstage during ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast from Miami. David Wilson/DieHards
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One Miami fan’s sign simultaneously trolled Jameis Winston’s bizarre speech. David Wilson/DieHards
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Lee Corso prepares during a commercial break at College GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
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Lee Corso (left) and Kirk Herbstreit chat between segments during College GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
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Sebastian the Ibis stands in front of the cheerleaders during College GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
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Rudy insults are a staple whenever Notre Dame is the road team for College GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans gave Paul Finebaum a hard time for his constant criticism of the Hurricanes. David Wilson/DieHards
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Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush will have to face one of the toughest defenses in the nation Saturday. David Wilson/DieHards
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Brian Kelly was the butt of plenty of jokes on College GameDay signs. David Wilson/DieHards
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Rece Davis reads through some notes between segments during College GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
“Pickle Richt” is a reference to an episode of “Rick and Morty.” David Wilson/DieHards
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Long snappers are always fan favorites and Sam York is no exception. David Wilson/DieHards
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Some Miami fans opted to spend Saturday sailing on a lake near the site of GameDay. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami defensive back Michael Jackson has a name ripe for clever signs. David Wilson/DieHards
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ESPN’s Chris Fallica, also known as “The Bear,” is a cult favorite of College GameDay fans and a Miami alumnus. David Wilson/DieHards
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Braxton Berrios’ celebratory pose invoked comparisons to Notre Dame’s “Touchdown Jesus.” David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami has always embraced Notre Dame’s derogatory “convicts” nickname. David Wilson/DieHards
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A fan dressed as a robot was a hit around the GameDay set. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans were asked multiple times throughout the broadcast to throw up a U for the ESPN cameras. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans were ruthless to Brian Kelly with their signs Saturday. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans watch the ESPN broadcast via a massive TV set up above the stage. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans may not like Brian Kelly, but they love former quarterback Jim Kelly. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami fans turned out in droves for College GameDay’s return to Coral Gables. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami’s game Saturday in Miami Gardens, Fla., is shaping up to be its biggest in years. David Wilson/DieHards
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Miami’s band lines one side of the crowd for College GameDay in South Florida. David Wilson/DieHards
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Josh Adams, Notre Dame’s Heisman Trophy-hopeful running back, also took a beating through Miami’s signs. David Wilson/DieHards
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Although totally unrelated to Saturday’s action, LiAngelo Ball was the subject of at least one GameDay sign. David Wilson/DieHards
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Shelton Douthett is a Miami superfan who dresses in full uniform to honor his late brother. David Wilson/DieHards
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Brian Williams references may not be the most topical, but they are effective. David Wilson/DieHards

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