Where there is smoke, there is a potential fire.
Miami Hurricanes college football coach Manny Diaz was the head coach until he was notified that he was not the head coach on Monday morning.
The University of Miami informed Diaz that he would not be retained for the 2022 football season.
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In three seasons with the Hurricanes, he finished 21-15. The words in the “Twitterverse” and reports were the Hurricanes were in active negotiations with another head coach while still employing Diaz. Moreover, if the other head coach expected to be Mario Cristobal does not accept the offer, Diaz would remain at Miami.
Cristobal is expected to be the next head coach at The U.
Diaz shared his displeasure on how the entire process unfolded.
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) December 6, 2021
The Hurricanes released a statement sharing their recent decision, and the official announcement for the new head coach is approaching soon.
“We are grateful to Coach Diaz for his many contributions to our campus community and his native South Florida, and for the strong leadership and exemplary character he exhibited during his tenure at the University,” said President Julio Frenk. “We wish him and his family the very best as they move forward.”
The University is committed to providing its student-athletes with the best opportunities to succeed and to building championship-caliber teams at the U. An announcement regarding new leadership for the football program will be forthcoming.
The beat goes on.
Hurricanes will take on Washington State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 31st.