STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Manny Diaz isn’t happy with how his tenure at Miami ended, but the former Hurricanes head coach admits the timing worked out just fine.
Fired on Dec. 6 after going 21-15 in three years with Miami, Diaz is already three practices into his new gig as Penn State’s defensive coordinator.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Miami coach Manny Diaz was hired as defensive coordinator at Penn State less than a week after he was fired by the Hurricanes.
Diaz replaces Brent Pry, who left Penn State after eight seasons as coaching the defense to become Virginia Tech’s head coach.
A new college football coach doesn’t come cheaply, especially when the one you’ve targeted has a well-paying gig at Nike’s Oregon campus.
Fortunately for the University of Miami, the school’s hospital system raked in record profits last year during the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
Mario Cristobal scrawled notes in pencil on a yellow legal pad during the private flight that brought him to Miami. He carried the pad into the Hurricanes’ football building Tuesday, his first full day as the program’s head coach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal is going home again.
Cristobal is leaving Oregon and returning to Miami, accepting an offer to become head coach at his alma mater, where he won two national championships as a player.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he fully expects to be approached with job offers from other schools.
“It happens every single year,” Cristobal said after the 10th-ranked Ducks lost 38-10 to Utah in the Pac-12 title game on Friday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Miami’s turnaround reached all the way to the end of November.
Tyler Van Dyke threw for three touchdowns and 381 yards and the Hurricanes wrapped up the regular season by winning for the fifth time in their last six games, beating Duke 47-10 on Saturday.
If there is a notion suggesting that Duke and Miami have nothing tangible to play for on Saturday, it would be wildly incorrect.
Some players on both sides are chasing records. The Hurricanes may need a win to save Manny Diaz’s job.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Time had expired in the rainiest game of Miami's season, and a few Hurricanes sprinted off their sideline before taking celebratory headfirst slides across a completely soaked, slicked and muddied field.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manny Diaz’s long-term future at Miami is uncertain, given that the Hurricanes are in the process of hiring a new athletic director whose first task almost certainly will be deciding if the football program needs a change in direction.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Blake James is no longer Miami's athletic director, with both sides saying it was a mutual decision for him to leave the university Monday in a move that came two days after the Hurricanes’ football team lost at Florida State.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — It has been a tradition at Miami for at least a few years.
Every football staff meeting begins with what Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz described as a devotional. They're sometimes spiritual, sometimes motivational, always designed to remind those hearing the words that there is more to life than just the game.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Another week, another close game for Miami.
To the Hurricanes, another win was all that mattered.
Tyler Van Dyke threw three touchdown passes, Charleston Rambo had 210 receiving yards to nearly break the Miami single-game record and the Hurricanes continued their second-half surge with a 33-30 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Miami and Georgia Tech, the room for error is gone.
If the Hurricanes want to continue having any sort of viable shot at winning the Atlantic Coast Conference’s messier-by-the-week Coastal Division, they must beat Georgia Tech.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 10:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Georgia Tech at Miami. The Hurricanes' 38-34 victory against Pittsburgh put them back in the ACC Coastal Division race at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the league.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami has never gone through something quite like this.
Back-to-back losses, each by three points or less, and both coming when the Hurricanes had the ball inside the opponents’ red zone with a chance to tie or win the game in the final seconds.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King needs surgery to repair his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season, a major blow to the reeling Hurricanes and their hopes of contending in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There’s no question who Virginia will start at quarterback. That’s not the case with Miami.
The Hurricanes (2-2) open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on Thursday night against Virginia (2-2), and will be facing the national leader in passing yards per game so far this season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — D'Eriq King was watching from the sideline, and his backups put on a show.
Tyler Van Dyke passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, and Miami tuned up for Atlantic Coast Conference play by racking up a school-record 739 yards of offense in an easy 69-0 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami is planning to play without quarterback D’Eriq King on Saturday when it takes on Central Connecticut State.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation this week, the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes.
King will meet with doctors again on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz said.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — No. 24 Miami has lost running back Don Chaney Jr. for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, and starting linebacker Keontra Smith will miss several weeks with a leg injury.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A cat survived a scare. So did the Miami Hurricanes.
D’Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, freshman Andy Borregales kicked a go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining and No.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Barely a few minutes removed from Miami’s lopsided loss to No. 1 Alabama in the season-opener for both teams last weekend, Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz was looking ahead.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami safety Avantae Williams is back on the roster following the dropping of battery charges, though the Hurricanes say the second-year freshman will not make his on-field debut until the second half of the season at the earliest.
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams accomplished something that no teammates in major college football history had previously done...
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manny Diaz has seen all sides of Miami.
He grew up there as a child of divorce, spending some time with his mother in the northern part of town, some time with his father in the heavily Latin-flavored southern part of town...
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