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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Manny Diaz proves his mettle on the recruiting trail, Baseball gets back to work, Meet the 2020 recruits

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NCAA Football: Miami at Virginia Tech Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Respected recruiting guru says UM’s Diaz a young version of Swinney, Saban, Urban Meyer - Miami Herald

“When longtime recruiting guru Tom Lemming was in South Florida recently to watch Manny Diaz run his first junior day as UM’s head coach, one thought kept coming to mind:

“He is a young version of Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban and Urban Meyer,” Lemming said of perhaps the three most successful college football coaches of the 21st century.”

Spring Football Position Preview: Cornerbacks - State of the U

“The Miami Hurricanes will head into spring football having graduated two of the top three cornerbacks from Coach Mike Rumph’s meeting room in 2018. Jhavontae Dean and Michael Jackson are out, but star in the making Trajan Bandy returns. Bandy played well as a nickel coverage guy in 2017 as a true freshman and continued his upward trajectory in 2018 as a true outside cornerback.”

Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Meet the 2020 commits - State of the U

“As of today, Miami has the #3 class in America for the 2020 class and the #1 class in the ACC, according to the 247sports composite rankings. This is VERY EARLY, but having a highly ranked class is always a good thing. But, don’t get married to or caught up in the number. If Miami gets the kind of players that they need, the ranking shouldn’t.”

This Week in Hurricanes Baseball: February 26 Edition - State of the U

“The Miami Hurricanes enter this week at 5-2. Miami will hope to use this week to start piling up the out-of-conference wins against an easier schedule before starting a very difficult conference slate.

Miami’s goal needs to be to go 4-0 this week. None of the teams UM will face this week are remotely on the Hurricanes level of talent, and the ‘Canes need to take advantage. In the “easiest” week of the schedule last year, when Miami played FAU and Maine, the Hurricanes went just 2-2. That isn’t good enough this year.”

Canes Hoops falls to Wake Forest 76-75 - State of the U

“Canes Hoops failed to win consecutive games in 2019 once again, as Miami squandered a 10-point lead with less than 2 minutes left to fall in Winston-Salem, 76-75. After building a 7-point lead in the first half, the Canes looked like they would run away with the game after widening their advantage to 13 points early in the second half behind the hot shooting of Chris Lykes, who would finish with a team high 26 points. After Dejan Vasiljevic knocked down a three-pointer with 10:39 left in the game, the Canes shots went ice cold, going 0 for 10 over the remainder of the contest. Still, Miami was able to get to the line often in this game, knocking down 24 free-throws to continue to push the offense along when shots weren’t falling.”

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: 2/26 - State of the U

“11. Miami Hurricanes (LW: 12) 12-14 (4-10)

Last Week: W vs GT 80-65; Next Week: @ Wake 2/26, @ Duke 3/2

End-of-season Storyline: Can the Canes salvage any part of the season? - Miami was picked to finish 10th this preseason by the ACC Coaches, and currently sit 11th. While by that measure the Canes are nearly right where they should be, Miami has experienced so many losses not on the scoreboard that one has to believe this team at its best should have been capable of so much more.”

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