Report: Former Miami players to hold roundtable discussion on state of Miami football program
Former Miami players are planning to hold a 3.5-hour discussion about the state of the Hurricanes football program this week, according to a report.
That’s per Miami insider Andy Slater, who notes that a video of the event is expected to be released next week.
SLATER SCOOP: Former University of Miami players will be holding a roundtable on Thursday to talk about current state of the Hurricanes football program.
The 3.5-hour event is private, but a video of the discussion is scheduled to be released next week, I’m told.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 15, 2021
The Hurricanes are coming off arguably their most painful loss of the season — a 31-28 defeat to rival Florida State in which Miami led for nearly the entire fourth quarter.
Miami is now 5-5 on the season and is virtually eliminated from ACC Championship Game contention.
However, according to The Athletic’s Manny Navarro, this meeting is designed to be solution-oriented and not a “bashing event.”
FYI, says on invite to former players … This roundtable IS NOT an AD and head coach bashing event or a 2021 or specific bashing event… It is a POSITVE, SUPPORTIVE AND COMMUNITY based event… to offer solutions. https://t.co/2kz7tovnjT
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) November 15, 2021
Miami coach Manny Diaz is back on the hot seat despite beating two ranked teams in October. The Hurricanes are 5-5 this season and 19-15 overall in Diaz’s tenure.
Miami hasn’t appeared in the ACC Championship Game since 2017 — its only appearance on that stage.
The Hurricanes finish their season with games against Virginia Tech and Duke. They will need to win at least one of those games in order to reach bowl eligibility.
Kick off vs. the Hokies is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.