Welcome to the weekend Miami fans - we wish we had a better news to bring to you to start it. Miami’s dreadful on-field performance in a 14-0 beating by Louisiana Tech was bad enough. But a sudden slew of changes likely ensures next season will be quite different from this one - for better or for worse.
Without further ado, here’s your news and notes for the the last Saturday of 2019.
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It’s official - after much speculation, first-year offensive coordinator Dan Enos has been let go. After experiencing success in the SEC, improving Arkansas and getting a lot of credit for his work in Bama with Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, Enos failed miserably in Coral Gables this season. Miami had a lot of issues with offensive personnel - but Enos’ inability to find rhythm as a play caller and to maximize what he had ultimately led to his dismissal.
More juniors are joining the NFL - this time it’s CB Trajan Bandy and RB Deejay Dallas. Dallas isn’t the biggest surprise; there’s a load of young, talented runners behind him who could eat into his snaps. He’ll follow Travis Homer’s lead with early entry and should find a role. Bandy is definitely a shocker. He’s a short corner, likely pigeonholed to playing nickel if he makes it to the league. With two solid seasons as a starter under his belt, will it be enough to hear his name called?
Maybe the ugliest film review of the year - not a lot to be impressed with in a 14-0 bowl game embarrassment.
Sorry for the doom and gloom folks - not much has gone right for the Canes this football season. Dylan Sherry breaks down more of what went wrong in Shreveport.
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Even though he’s NFL bound, Deejay Dallas is a Cane forever - good luck to you young fella!
Miami in 2019:— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 27, 2019
4-4 vs. ACC
1-0 vs. FCS
1-0 vs. MAC
0-1 vs. SEC
0-2 vs C-USA
Not good folks. Not good.
Manny Navarro, of The Athletic, lists the four problems that Miami’s next OC will need to fix if the program is to improve.
That’s all for today Miami fans - enjoy your weekend and stick here for all the breaking news sure to come out of Coral Gables.