"Sometimes when you do things, and people see the type of person that you really are, you turn a lot of people off," Miami coach Randy Shannon said after the game. "I won't say more than that, but it helped us. It helped us more than you will ever know."
Former Hurricanes and NFL star Warren Sapp was less diplomatic, calling Meyer a "classless dirtbag."
No doubt the Hurricanes and their fans are eager for the rematch, which is the first in Sun Life stadium and features an extra 1,314 seats.
"We can't barricade ourselves in from all the excitement that's in South Florida right now that surrounds this game," Hurricanes coach Al Golden said. "But it's really important for us to be mature and focused and draw on some of our experience from last year."
Miami officials have said there's been no willingness from the Gators to talk about scheduling more games.
Florida fans might not be so eager. They're already upset about having only about 900 tickets (out of a 12,500 allotment) in the lower bowl at Sun Life.
If the series does continue, Golden would welcome it.
"I don't think there's any question," he said. "We're going to play those types of games with Nebraska coming up and Notre Dame coming up. It has great significance in the state, so I would be for it, for sure."