Report: Miami is 'highly unlikely' to part ways with Manny Diaz after 2021 season
Miami is “highly unlikely” to make a coaching change at the end of the 2021 season, according to a report.
That’s per The Athletic’s Manny Navarro, who says the Hurricanes’ back-to-back ranked wins over North Carolina State and Pitt have significantly impacted Manny Diaz’s job security.
Navarro’s report also says that Miami’s young players performing well is also contributing to that decision. The Hurricanes don’t want to lose any of their premier freshmen talent to the transfer portal this offseason, per the report.
Miami closes the season with games vs. Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Duke. Per Narvarro’s report, it would likely take a “complete meltdown” over the final four games for the Hurricanes to look to replace Diaz this offseason.
The Hurricanes are 4-4 this season, but are playing better of late and appear to have found their quarterback of the future in Tyler Van Dyke. He’s thrown for 751 yards and 7 touchdowns in his last two games vs. NC State and Pittsburgh.
Diaz is in his third season at the helm at Miami. His overall record is 18-14 and he’s 13-8 in the ACC.
Miami kicks off vs. Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.