A fight between Miami (Fla.) and South Carolina football players in last Saturday's 20-16 Hurricanes victory was not a "one-sided affair," as South Carolina officials characterized it, Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson said.

"I think both teams were wrong," he said, terming the decision by Gamecocks Athletic Director Robert Marcum and Coach Joe Morrison not to schedule Miami anymore "sour grapes."

"We do not condone taunting or cheap shots by our players," said Johnson, whose team and Oklahoma will settle the national championship in the Jan. 1 Orange Bowl. "I think people come into our situation expecting something, and a lot of times you see what you want to see . . .

"It would be a very sad day for me as a coach if our players played without enthusiasm {and} intensity. I want them to put their body and soul into the game." . . .

Earle Bruce, the fired Ohio State coach, has been offered the football coaching position at Kansas, according to reports including one that John Hadl learned he has lost out as a candidate . . . Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan and Air Force Coach Fisher DeBerry emerged as finalists for the North Carolina football coaching job . . . Don McPherson, the Syracuse quarterback, was named United Press International's back of the year, a day after his coach, Dick MacPherson, made UPI coach of the year. McPherson drew 12 sportswriters' votes to 10 each for Lorenzo White (Michigan State) and Craig Heyward (Pitt) . . . Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman is UPI lineman of the year . . . Notre Dame tight end Andy Heck, a junior out of W.T. Woodson High in Fairfax, has been elected a captain of the 1988 Irish . . . Virginia midfielder John Harkes is collegiate soccer player of the year, in nationwide coaches' voting for the Missouri Athletic Club.