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Miami appoints Manny Diaz, the former aide, to take over from coach Mark Richt

Miami hires Manny Diaz, the ex-assistant for replacing coach Mark Richt

On Sunday evening, it was disclosed that Miami has selected Manny Diaz from Temple to serve as their newest head coach for football, stepping in for the departing coach Mark Richt who had announced his retirement earlier in the day.Diaz had previously spent three seasons as an assistant under Richt’s leadership at Miami, serving as the defensive coordinator. Subsequently, he opted to take up the head coaching position at Temple on December 13th. Sources reveal that Diaz swiftly engaged in discussions with Miami officials about his return, coinciding with the public declaration of Richt’s retirement.

In a formal statement, Diaz expressed his sentiments, stating that Miami holds a special place in his heart and that the University of Miami is not just a workplace, but his home. Throughout his coaching tenure, he has developed a profound appreciation for what it means to be a part of the institution known as “The U,” recognizing the passion and dedication required to excel and uphold the legacy of the Canes.

Diaz conveyed his and his team’s commitment to restoring Miami’s college football program to its rightful position among the nation’s elite, emphasizing that diligent effort is the key to achieving this goal. He commended the exceptional student-athletes and devoted coaching staff present at Miami for their unwavering dedication.

Prior to this appointment, Diaz had entered into a five-year contract with Temple, which included a $4 million buyout clause in case he decided to depart from Temple for another coaching position. Following his brief stint with the Owls, during which he saw through the early signing period, Diaz swiftly returned to oversee the Miami Hurricanes’ preparation for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, where they faced Wisconsin in a closely contested match.

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