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Luther Campbell, Godfather To Miami Football, Offers Parenting Advice

Luther Campbell never played a down of college football, and never had an official relationship with the University of Miami. But if you had to look for one person that personified Miami football's glory days, it'd have to be Luke, right? Certain people in sports mean nothing and everything at the same time.

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And today, SB Nation's Spencer Hall scored an interview with Uncle Luke, himself. Over at SB Nation's Every Day Should Be Saturday, Luke talks to Spencer about the old Miami teams, his favorite 'Cane ever, the Miami high school football scene, and his tremendously successful inner-city football program.

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You should go read the whole thing, but in the meantime, here are my two favorite parts.

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People see Jacory Harris and say, "Wow, he looks so poised, so cool, where did that come from?" People screaming, a place like the Swamp, a hundred thousand people yelling at you. Sh— don't bother him. He came from Dade county, that's why.

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You play on a field. Grown men watching. No police. Everybody's betting. It's the most intense game around. Their dad's betting, their mama's betting, some guy coming up to you after the game says "Motherf—er, you f—d my money up." ... Friday Night Lights is a joke compared to Miami football.

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And best of all, Luke's parenting advice:

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Just let him hang out with the boys. That's real important. Oh, and this is new: don't call a pacifier a pacifier. Girls have pacifiers, but that's soft. Boys have mouthpieces. I'm going to trademark that. You ask the kid, "Where's your mouthpiece at?" You've got to train your wife to say that too, because pacifier sounds girly. I'll change that sh—.

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