The Miami Hurricanes are just over 24 hours removed from replacing head coach Mark Richt, yet athletic director Blake James remains confident in the direction of the program.
Miami hired Manny Diaz away from Temple, as the former Canes DC ditched the school he had just joined to head back to the U. Surprisingly, leaving recruits and players out to dry wasn't the boldest decision of the week by the Miami football program.
Manny Diaz made a good choice to leave his new job. Luckily for him, the system allowed it. Let's keep this in mind the next time someone calls an amateur QB an entitled quitter for changing jobs https://t.co/dua2TGBlsQ— Temple's Manny Diaz era (@JasonKirkSBN) December 31, 2018
James just guaranteed a win over Florida next season.
These are two football teams heading in opposite directions. Florida just beat Michigan in the Peach Bowl by the lopsided scoreline of 41-15. Miami, on the other hand, collapsed to the point of their head coach resigning. But don't tell James that.
Blake James’ message to UM fans: “243 days until we beat the Gators in Orlando.”— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) December 31, 2018
If this actually happens, color us shocked. Dan Mullen will use this as bulletin board material all offseason long.
Florida is a program on the upswing once again, as the roster clearly overachieved. Yet, with more elite prospects coming in, the odds of Miami keeping the deficit with single digits already looks like a longshot.