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Hurricanes News & Notes: offensive coordinators, recruiting and characters

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University of Miami Introduces Manny Diaz Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Miami Hurricanes are still waiting on an official signing of an offensive coordinator. My biggest assumption for the hiring being put on hold is that openings may be seen at places like Baylor potentially for the head coaching role and now USC for the vacant offensive coordinator role. Applewhite could be a candidate for either position with Kliff Kingsbury off to the Arizona Cardinals and Matt Rhule interviewing for the New York Jets.

Don’t worry, Diaz will have an O.C. in place by Thursday.... oh wait.

Old School Newspaper Stuff

Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald put out a piece “Miami coach Manny Diaz on QB situation (and transfers): ‘No one is guaranteed anything’” that discusses the mess in the quarterback room and possible recruit John Rhys Plumlee.

Also from Degnan and the Herald is a piece titled, “Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz on WQAM regarding O-Coordinator: ‘Sources say, not yet’.” Degnan quotes Diaz who takes a shot at online “sources” and challenges everyone’s IQ points by saying that it’s not fantasy football.

In the Sun Sentinel, Christy Cabrera Chirinos wrote a piece called, “UM’s Manny Diaz on Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator hire: ‘It’s coming, I promise.’” In the piece she also quotes Diaz and his “sources” commentary as well as his passive-aggressive challenging of fans’ IQ’s.

The Herald’s Barry Jackson put up the piece “UM coach Diaz’s biggest recruiting challenge at Miami and the Kevin Durant effect on it” about the “State of Florida” recruiting woes in 2019 for Miami.

SOTU Round-Up

Marsh Thomas posted his Miami Hurricanes 2018 season review: DE Position Recap

Dylan Sherry posted his Miami Hurricanes 2018 season review: TE Position Recap

And I put the breaks on a Major Applewhite piece now that Manny has cooled that news.


On TV, the Dan Le Batard Show brought out their character Pipo to interview Manny Diaz which turned into the mess you would expect from the character. Pipo has also called into Paul Finebaum in the past, but it wasn’t quite as over the top as his time with Diaz.

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