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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Manny Diaz gets snubbed, Richt questions the immaturity of QBs, Kevin Hart helps out a Canes recruit

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UM DC Manny Diaz snubbed by Broyles Award voters despite one of nation’s best defenses - Miami Herald

“While the University of Miami offense has struggled mightily this season, its defense has been stellar throughout.

But defensive coordinator Manny Diaz still hasn’t gotten his due.

Diaz, nominated for the prestigious Broyles Award for the third year in a row, failed to make the 15-man semifinalist list announced Tuesday.”

What UM is doing differently to try to get juniors to stay in school and where things stand - Miami Herald

“After watching several juniors turn pro and then go late in the draft or not at all in recent years, UM decided to meet with its draft-eligible players earlier than usual. And there’s optimism that the Canes will hold onto most, if not all, of their juniors.

Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz confirmed Tuesday he has met with junior linebackers Shaq Quarterman, Mike Pinckney and Zach McCloud and defensive end Joe Jackson.”

Immaturity or character issues? Hurricanes’ Mark Richt believes in his young QBs, despite spate of suspensions - Sun Sentinel

“When the Hurricanes boarded the team buses that took them to the airport last Friday ahead of their game at Virginia Tech, freshman Jarren Williams wasn’t there.

The youngest of Miami’s scholarship quarterbacks didn’t travel to Blacksburg, missing the trip as he served a one-game suspension for violating an undisclosed team rule.”

Bowl game in hand, Hurricanes seniors say they’re looking forward to one more game with their ‘brothers’ - Sun Sentinel

”Three days after that locker room celebration, some of Miami’s veterans were still reveling in the fact the season will continue and even as a growing number of college football players across the nation each season opt to sit out bowl games to preserve their health ahead of the NFL draft, several Hurricanes seniors say they intend to suit up for Miami’s bowl, even it isn’t the prestigious game they hoped it would be when the season started.”

Kevin Hart helps track star Deanna Nowling announce commitment to University of Miami - State of the U

“On Tuesday afternoon, actor Kevin Hart (you know him) took to Twitter. In the video post, Hart, who owns a gym in the Los Angeles area, provided the platform for dominant runner Deanna Nowling to make her college commitment. And, well, you probably know how this is going to go”

Canes Hoops: Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk - State of the U

“The 2018-19 season is still in its infant stages and it’s important not to overreact to anything we’ve seen through three games. Miami was favored to win the first two by a combined 31 points and even managed to eclipse their betting line. Still though, even against a low level of competition, there is reason to get excited for 2018.”

ACC Power Rankings: Week 13 - State of the U

“9. Miami Hurricanes 6-5 (LW: 10), Week 12 Result: 38-14 W @ Virginia Tech, Next: vs Pittsburgh 11/24 3:30pm ET

The losing streak is over. The Canes battered the Hokies in the Disappointment Bowl, as the offense returned from the dead, and the turnover chain showed it can still inspire the team.”

2018 Miami Hurricanes Football Senior Profiles - State of the U

“Our tribute to the seniors playing their final game in Hard Rock Stadium this weekend”

DE Demetrius Jackson

LB Mike Smith

C Tyler Gauthier