Miami Hurricanes Fire Head Coach Manny Diaz After Three Seasons
By ESPN // December 6, 2021
Diaz went 21–15 in three seasons
(ESPN) – After weeks of speculation, Miami has fired head coach Manny Diaz on Monday after three years on the job.
The decision comes after numerous reports indicated the school was making a significant offer to lure Oregon coach Mario Cristobal back to Miami, where he played and served as an assistant coach under Larry Coker.
Cristobal informed his Oregon players in a meeting Monday morning that he’s leaving for the Miami job, sources told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low. On3 first reported news of Cristobal telling his Ducks players.
Diaz, a Miami native whose father once served as the city’s mayor, was 21-15 in three years as Miami’s coach after a stint as the team’s defensive coordinator under Mark Richt. Diaz briefly left to take the head-coaching job at Temple after the 2018 season, but he was lured back days later when Richt abruptly retired. Diaz’s first team finished 6-7, but he has posted winning records in each of the past two seasons, including a 7-5 mark this year that included a 5-1 finish to the regular season.
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