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  • Storied College Football Programs That Will Struggle in 2022

    Bleacher Report "College football has several storied programs. The ones like Alabama, USC, Notre Dame and Ohio State are among the all-time leaders in wins and championships as part of their rich history.  Most storied programs have bright futures in front of them heading into 2022, but some..." January 21

  • Alabama expected to hire Miami assistant Travaris Robinson as cornerbacks coach

    The Athletic "Alabama is expected to hire Miami defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson as a defensive assistant, sources told The Athletic. He was expected to inform Miami and its new coach Mario Cristobal on Wednesday night. The position was vacated by former cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, who left..." January 20

  • Arkansas OC Kendal Briles to Stay With Razorbacks, Turn Down Offer From Miami

    247 Sports "Kendal Briles will stay in his offensive coordinator role at Arkansas after heavy pursuit from Miami and head coach Mario Cristobal, sources confirm to 247Sports' Chris Hummer. Under Briles, Arkansas averaged 391.5 total yards of offense per game in 2020 and 442.5 per..." January 20

  • Miami Edges Out USC For Top-100 Edge Rusher Cyrus Moss

    The Athletic "Mario Cristobal is already making his mark on the recruiting trail. The new Miami head coach landed one of the top uncommitted defensive prospects in the nation when Cyrus Moss, an edge rusher from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, picked the Hurricanes over USC at the All-American Bowl on..." January 08

  • WSU looking for new Sun Bowl opponent as Miami has to drop out

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The WSU football team is hoping to put one final positive note on it’s down-and-then-up 2021 season, but it’s suddenly without an opponent just five days before its bowl game. The Miami Hurricanes, who have been in COVID-19 protocol for much of the past week,..." December 27

  • Mario Cristobal makes another signing splash, flips elite TE Jaleel Skinner from Alabama

    Miami Herald "Mario Cristobal promised the first day of the early signing period was only the start for the Miami Hurricanes. He was right. Miami delivered a true signing stunner Friday, getting elite tight end Jaleel Skinner to flip his commitment from the Alabama Crimson Tide to the..." December 17

  • Four-star CB Earl Little Jr. commits to Alabama over Florida State and Miami

    Roll Bama Roll "Alabama went back to the well at American Heritage of Fort Lauderdale, home of Patrick Surtain II and coached by his father Patrick Surtain, to pull another son of a a former NFL DB in cornerback Earl Little Jr. Little is rated four stars as the #12 CB and #73 overall prospect per the 247..." December 16

  • Miami hires AD Dan Radakovich from Clemson

    The Athletic "Miami has signed a contract with Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich to take the same role with the Hurricanes, a source confirmed to The Athletic. The search for a new Miami AD started in mid-November after the university parted ways with Blake James. James’ exit came..." December 09

  • Miami football goes all in -- Will it be enough to cure Canes' ills?

    ESPN "Congratulations, Miami. You finally decided to rejoin the world of big-time college football, with a financial outlay never before seen inside your own athletic department. You brought home native son Mario Cristobal, the coach your entire fan base wanted. You are on the verge of..." December 07

  • Mario Cristobal has very classy gesture upon leaving Oregon

    Larry Brown Sports "The college football world has been rocked by acrimonious high-profile coaching departures in recent weeks. That helped make what Mario Cristobal did Monday so refreshing. Hours after announcing his departure from Oregon to take the head coaching job at Miami, Cristobal did a radio..." December 06

  • Oregon Athletic Director Is Not Happy With Miami

    The Spun "Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens is far from pleased with Miami about the Mario Cristobal situation. Mullens spoke to the media on Monday afternoon and confirmed that Miami never reached out to him as a courtesy. Cristobal is officially heading to Miami after the school..." December 06

  • Miami hires Mario Cristobal: Hurricanes make brash move luring Oregon coach home, but will it work?

    CBS Sports "Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has agreed to return home and lead Miami. Cristobal informed the Ducks in a team meeting Monday that he will be leaving to coach his alma mater, sources tell CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd. In taking the Miami job, Cristobal replaces Manny Diaz, who..." December 06

  • Manny Diaz calls out Hurricanes for handling of his firing as Mario Cristobal takes over

    Clutch Points "The news that the Miami Hurricanes had an agreement in place with Oregon Ducks coach Mario Cristobal one of the main college football talking points this weekend. The only issue, however, was that Miami still had a head coach. The team had yet to make a decision on Manny Diaz, who was still..." December 06

  • Miami fires Manny Diaz

    The Athletic "Miami has fired Manny Diaz after three seasons, the school announced Monday, a move that could pave the way for the school to hire Oregon's Mario Cristobal as its next head coach. Diaz, 47, had a 21-15 record at Miami, including bowl appearances in his first two seasons and a..." December 06

  • Miami shows newfound boldness in pursuing Mario Cristobal. But its treatment of current coach Manny Diaz is cruel

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  • Miami sets deadline for Mario Cristobal decision

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Hurricanes are very close to bringing Mario Cristobal home as the new head coach, but it’s not a done deal yet. The school is still waiting for a final decision, and will not wait much longer. Miami has given Cristobal a deadline of midday Monday to accept the job,..." December 05

  • Mario Cristobal responds to reports about Miami job

    Yardbarker "The future of Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal is uncertain, and rumors are now beginning to run rampant. Following a humiliating loss to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night, Cristobal was asked about those rumors and his future with the Ducks. The..." December 04

  • Miami targeting coach Mario Cristobal as potential Manny Diaz replacement

    Larry Brown Sports "Top officials at the University of Miami are said to be split on whether they should bring back Manny Diaz next season, but there appears to be at least one head coach that they would prefer to have over their current one. Miami is expected to make a run at Oregon coach Mario..." December 03

  • Five Miami Head Coaching Replacements For Manny Diaz

    The Big Lead "The Miami Hurricanes will probably be searching for a new head coach sooner rather than later. Manny Diaz has not lived up to the billing required for a football school like Miami; his Hurricanes teams have yet to win anything of note over the last two and a half years. Miami is in the midst of..." November 19

  • Lane Kiffin mentioned in Miami football head coach rumors

    Fox News "The Miami football team has only had one 10-win season since the team won the 2003 Orange Bowl. With the dismissal of athletic director Blake James earlier this week, rumors have already started rumbling about who the new head coach could be should the school decide to let Manny Diaz..." November 18

  • Miami coach Manny Diaz's future in doubt

    CBS Sports "Miami has parted ways with athletic director Blake James after eight years, the university announced Monday evening. James led the athletic department at Miami since 2013, spearheading searches that brought the Hurricanes football program to hire coaches Mark Richt in 2016 and Manny Diaz..." November 16

  • Miami parts ways with athletic director Blake James

    The Score "Miami announced Monday that it has parted ways with athletic director Blake James, according to The Athletic's Manny Navarro. "It has been an honor to lead Miami athletics and to be a part of such a world-class institution," James said in a..." November 15

  • Miami's leading rusher Cam'Ron Harris out for season with injury

    The Athletic "Miami running back Cam'Ron Harris will miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury in Saturday's loss to North Carolina, coach Manny Diaz said Monday. Harris, a redshirt junior, leads Miami with 409 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He had back-to-back..." October 18

  • Awkward Postgame Handshake Between Mack Brown, Manny Diaz

    The Spun "Manny Diaz was on the wrong side of a thrilling game between Miami and North Carolina. To make matters worse, he had a really uncomfortable postgame exchange with Mack Brown just a few moments after the loss. The Hurricanes were in the Tar Heels’ territory..." October 17

  • D'Eriq King to Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery, Tyler Van Dyke to Start for Miami

    SI "Miami (Fla.) coach Manny Diaz announced on his weekly radio show Monday that quarterback D'Eriq King will have season-ending shoulder surgery.  Freshman Tyler Van Dyke will start for Miami going forward, Diaz said.  " October 11

  • Miami staffer Mike Rumph arrested on felony traffic charge

    Sportsnaut "Former NFL first-round pick Mike Rumph, now on the staff at alma mater Miami (Fla.), was arrested Saturday on traffic charges. Rumph, 41, was taken into custody in Weston, Florida, on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license for the third time. He also was ticketed for..." October 10

  • Reported potential candidates if Hurricanes make move on Manny Diaz, including Mario Cristobal

    247 Sports "The Miami Hurricanes have struggled early in the 2021 college football season, and third-year head coach Manny Diaz is reportedly on shaky ground. In fact, according to a report published by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that cites unnamed trustees, there are potential candidates in..." September 23

  • What Are We Gonna Do About Manny Diaz?

    State of the U "The Miami Hurricanes Athletic Department has slumped into a disgraceful state under Athletic Director Blake James. I wrote about this in 2018 in a post titled “The decline of Miami Hurricanes men’s athletics,” and three years later can you really say that I was..." September 19

  • Miami Hurricanes Safety Had A Video Game Glitch When He Tried To Tackle The Wrong Player

    Total Pro Sports "The No. 24 Miami Hurricanes are on the verge of losing to the unranked Michigan State Spartans and dropping under .500. One play in particular has defined how the entire game has gone for them. " September 18

  • Ex-Miami Hurricanes Player Rashaun Jones Pleads Not Guilty In Murder of Teammate Bryan Pata

    Total Pro Sports "An attorney for Rashaun Jones, accused of the murder of his former Miami Hurricanes teammate Bryan Pata, entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf. The 35-year-old was arrested last month and charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. It..." September 17

  • Misery Index, Week 1: UConn keeps getting embarrassed; Miami blasted; Clemson's best days in past?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "LSU leads this week's Misery Index after a 38-27 loss to UCLA. Here are the others that made the index, a weekly measurement of knee-jerk reactions based on what each fan base just watched. UConn: It’s time to have the conversation about why UConn..." September 05

  • Miami Hurricanes suspend backups Jaylan Knighton, Larry Hodges

    ESPN "The Miami Hurricanes on Saturday have suspended two more players for team rules violations, including backup running back Jaylan Knighton. Knighton will miss four games, and backup tight end Larry Hodges will miss two games. Earlier this week, Miami coach..." September 04

  • Football Fans Were Seriously Concerned With Todd McShay’s Health During Alabama-Miami Game

    Total Pro Sports "Todd McShay had everybody concerned for his safety on Saturday with his appearance during the matchup between Alabama and Miami. McShay was in the midst of giving his commentary from down on the field and he did not look or sound like himsel fat all. " September 04

  • Miami giving back turnover chain after reversed call is hilariously sad

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Hurricanes have already produced what may prove to be the most depressing sequence of events of the 2021 college football season. The first half already went terribly for the Hurricanes as they faced Alabama to open their season. The Crimson Tide jumped out to a 27-0 first..." September 04

  • Miami readmits safety Avantae Williams after battery case closed

    The Athletic "Miami safety Avantae Williams has been readmitted to the university and will rejoin the football team after an aggravated battery case against him was dropped by the state attorney's office last week, his attorney said Thursday. "I was informed that Miami will reinstate..." August 26

  • Miami to decide on Avantae Williams' future with team after battery case closed

    The Athletic "Miami coach Manny Diaz said Monday the school and team are in the process of gathering official documentation regarding safety Avantae Williams' aggravated battery case, which was dropped by the state attorney's office last Friday, before deciding whether to allow him back on the..." August 23

  • Former Miami S Avantae Williams' case closed, no action on battery charges

    The Athletic "The criminal case against former Miami safety Avantae Williams has been closed with no action taken on three charges against him, according to Miami-Dade County court records. Last month, Williams was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman,..." August 21

  • ESPN Sued & Pushed For Miami-Dade To Investigate Further In Murder of Hurricanes’ Bryan Pata By Teammate

    Total Pro Sports "ESPN might be the sole reason the Pata family is receiving justice after their loved one had his life taken away from him way too soon. On Thursday, it was reported that the police arrested a former Miami Hurricanes football player in connection to the November 2006 shooting..." August 20

  • Former Miami players stunned after teammate Rashaun Jones is charged in shooting death of Bryan Pata

    The Athletic "Eric Moncur answered the phone and didn’t take long to express what he and a lot of his former Miami Hurricanes teammates were feeling Thursday. It was a mix of confusion, anger, heartbreak and finally some relief. “This… this is crazy,” the 36-year-old former..." August 19

  • Teammate arrested, charged with murder in 2006 death of Miami football player Bryan Pata

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "An arrest has been made in the infamous 2006 murder of University of Miami football player Bryan Pata. On Thursday, police arrested 35-year-old Rashaun Jones — Pata’s teammate with the Hurricanes at the time of his death — and charged him with murder, the Miami..." August 19

  • Notre Dame headlines top five overrated teams in preseason college football poll

    USA Today "Whether it's politics or college football, polls are still an inexact science that try to predict outcomes. So while there are 25 teams able to celebrate their inclusion in the preseason USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll this season, there is also reason for hesitation. Many..." August 10

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King Joins Florida Panthers’ NIL Program In Groundbreaking Agreement "D’Eriq King has signed with the NHL’s Florida Panthers. On Monday, the Miami Hurricanes quarterback became the first collegiate athlete to sign an agreement with a major U.S. professional sports team, which will allow him to profit off his name, image and..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05