Miami coach Manny Diaz comments on punishment for breaking headset rule: 'won’t affect us at all'
Miami will serve a punishment for breaking a headset rule earlier this season when the Hurricanes face Georgia Tech on Saturday.
However, coach Manny Diaz doesn’t seem too concerned. Miami will only be able to use 18 head sets this weekend vs. the Yellow Jackets instead of the usual 23.
Diaz told reporters on Wednesday that the headset reduction “won’t affect us at all.”
Manny Diaz said NCAA’s decision to reprimand Miami for violating headset/communication rule, which will include having 5 fewer headset or communication devices this Saturday, “won’t affect us at all”
— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 3, 2021
The (roughly) 20 percent reduction was announced along with a public reprimand earlier this week. Miami broke NCAA rule 1-4-12, which deals with headsets and team communication devices.
The ACC’s press release specifically cited a requirement for teams to exchange a “headset sheet” and “team credential list” at least 90 minutes before kick off.
Miami enters this game on a hot streak after defeating ranked opponents in back-to-back weeks. The Hurricanes are still alive in the ACC Coastal, but the window is closing fast. They need to win out and get help elsewhere in order to have a chance at the division crown.
Miami and Georgia Tech kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.