Miami Hurricanes Fire Head Coach Manny Diaz After Three Seasons

Diaz went 21–15 in three seasons

After weeks of speculation, Miami has fired head coach Manny Diaz on Monday after three years on the job. (Miami Hurricanes Image)

(ESPN) – After weeks of speculation, Miami has fired head coach Manny Diaz on Monday after three years on the job.

The decision comes after numerous reports indicated the school was making a significant offer to lure Oregon coach Mario Cristobal back to Miami, where he played and served as an assistant coach under Larry Coker.

Cristobal informed his Oregon players in a meeting Monday morning that he’s leaving for the Miami job, sources told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low. On3 first reported news of Cristobal telling his Ducks players.

Diaz, a Miami native whose father once served as the city’s mayor, was 21-15 in three years as Miami’s coach after a stint as the team’s defensive coordinator under Mark Richt. Diaz briefly left to take the head-coaching job at Temple after the 2018 season, but he was lured back days later when Richt abruptly retired. Diaz’s first team finished 6-7, but he has posted winning records in each of the past two seasons, including a 7-5 mark this year that included a 5-1 finish to the regular season.

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