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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Coach Manny makes moves, Shaq & Pinckney are staying, we look at possible OCs

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UM’s Manny Diaz fires Hurricanes’ offensive staff hours after taking over as coach - Sun Sentinel

“Early Monday evening, Diaz dismissed all of UM’s offensive coaches, including offensive coordinator and running backs coach Thomas Brown, wide receivers coach Ron Dugans, quarterbacks coach Jon Richt, tight ends coach Todd Hartley and offensive line coach Stacy Searels, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.”

Will Miami’s taking a chance on Manny Diaz pay off? - ESPN

“But here is why Miami made Diaz its top priority, and why he had no choice but to say yes: No other coach understands what is happening in Miami right now the way Diaz does. No other coach understands so vividly what needs to be fixed. No other coach can keep some continuity going in a program that one year ago started 10-0 and rose to No. 2 in the rankings.”

Miami Hurricanes LBs Mike Pinckney, Shaq Quarterman to return for senior season - State of the U

“Pinckney and Quarterman are the best 2 LBs on the roster, and among the best at their position nationally. Keeping them around for their senior year is a HUGE HUGE HUGE WIN for the Canes, who have seen far too many impact players leave early for the NFL (and have middling success at best at the next level).”

Breaking down Larry Fedora as potential Miami offensive coordinator - State of the U

“Larry Fedora has been rumored to be Manny Diaz’s potential offensive coordinator. Fedora was recently fired as the head football coach of the UNC Tar Heels after seven seasons in Chapel Hill. Before taking the Tar Heels job, Fedora served as the head coach at Southern Miss and has experience as an offensive coordinator and assistant coach all over the country.”

Miami Hurricanes Baseball: A Look at UM’s Facilities Ahead of 2019 - State of the U

“As Gino DiMare looks to begin a rebuild of the Hurricanes Baseball program in 2019, he also will hope to continue improving the Hurricanes’ baseball facilities. Over time the program has fallen behind the rest of the college baseball world in terms of infrastructure, but over the past several years improvements have been made. With the start of what should be an exciting new era of baseball upon us, it’s time to begin to bring the home of Miami Hurricanes baseball up to the level of the other elite programs in the nation.”

Miami Hurricanes 2019 Recruiting Notebook: DE Cameron Williams - State of the U

Cameron Williams fits the mold of the long, lean South Florida edge rusher. At 6’5” 215lbs, Williams has the height and length, combined with the quick twitch athletic ability, that has been a staple for edge rushers from this area for many years.

Williams is the 3rd Miami commit from Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna, your 2018 Florida 3A State Champions. Teaming with CB Te’Cory Couch and S Keontra Smith (among other P5 caliber recruits from this and future classes), Williams helped Chaminade return to glory by winning States.”