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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Manny Diaz’ Replacements, Gerald Willis on his Legacy and more

Despite 0 games being played, this was a huge week for Miami football

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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.

Around The Site

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.

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?

Around The Web

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.

Over at the Miami Herald, they’re reporting on Miami’s replacement(s) for Manny Diaz, Gerald Willis not playing in the bowl game and break down Miami’s newest OL commit Zion Nelson.

That’s it for today Canes Fam - remember...