Manny Diaz out as Miami’s football coach after three seasons

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The University of Miami has fired head football coach Manny Diaz after three seasons, the school announced Monday.

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Hurricane wasted no time taking Diaz’s place, Leaving the Duck with Mario Cristobal of Oregon Take over in Miami.

Hurricane season 7-5. finished on and accepted the bid for the Sun Bowl against Washington State on December 31. Diaz has set a record of 21-15 during his tenure.


The Hurricanes were considered a competitor in 2021 and ranked 16th in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Precision Poll. But Alabama suffered a 44–13 loss in their season opener, and a home loss to Michigan State two weeks later derailed any national title hopes.

Quarterback D’Eric King suffered an injury during their loss to the Spartans and was done for the season following a right shoulder injury.

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Diaz, 47, took over for Mark Rich after serving as their defensive coordinator from 2016-2018.

Diaz, who was also a defensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Texas, accepted a head coaching job at Temple after the conclusion of the 2018 season, but after Richt announced his retirement, changed course and moved to Miami the same day. Hired to handle. program.

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