With the regular-season finale against Duke and a bowl game left, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting f that Diaz isn’t going anywhere this year, regardless of how the final two games play out.
UM intends to retain Manny Diaz as coach next season regardless of how this season finishes, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Diaz is 6-5 in his first year at UM, with the Hurricanes set to conclude their season Saturday at Duke and in an undetermined bowl game. But even if Miami loses both of those games, Diaz will not be fired.
The administration has faith in Diaz and believes judging him one season into a five-year contract would be unfair and premature. There’s no Board of Trustee pressure to make a coaching change, even after Saturday’s stunning loss to FIU.
The 45-year-old Diaz, a native of Miami whose father served as that city’s mayor, spent three seasons (2016-18) as The U’s defensive coordinator before taken over following Mark Richt's sudden retirement.