What a week. Manny Diaz has moved on to be the head coach of the Temple Owls. Of course, once a Cane, always a Cane and we here at SOTU wish him the best going forward. But with that unfortunate piece of news confirmed, there’s a lot of moving and shaking going on at the football program. We give you all that and a little more with this Saturday’s news and notes.
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Big moves for the Canes’ football staff. Manny Diaz out, Banda and Patke taking huge leaps forward to be Co-DCs. Jess Simpson is now the associate head coach. Still a lot to be figured out, like who will call defensive plays and if Miami will get a new offensive playcaller, but it’s starting to take shape.
Gerald Willis III will not be playing in the Pinstripe Bowl. He can’t be faulted though; Willis isn’t 100% healthy and is looking to secure a top 50 selection, if not higher, in the NFL draft. He doesn’t need a bowl game to prove he can ball.
Wisconsin was a pre-season top-five team by many major outlets. What went wrong in 2018 for the Badgers? https://t.co/QxuAu6ZWgG— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) December 14, 2018
Breaking down the Wisconsin’s Badgers disappointing 2018 season and how two teams who met in a New Years 6 bowl could fall so far one year later.
Jhavonte Dean had a pretty solid 2018 campaign. Can he keep that up against a run-heavy Wisconsin squad?
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Yesterday, 41 children took part in a holiday shopping spree at allCanes.— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) December 14, 2018
With the help of some Hurricanes, those kids had quite the evening. pic.twitter.com/c1AxuWBpIg
It’s the holiday season and with the help of some Canes, these kids got to enjoy some snacks and go on a shopping spree.
Amari Carter has some thoughts on Coach Banda getting the bump up with Manny Diaz gone.
Gerald Willis left a legacy here and he wants you all to know that. #FirstRoundCanes
Here’s what some of Miami’s recruits are saying now that Manny Diaz is no longer the DC.
That’s it for today Canes Fam - remember...