Miami AD releases statement following Hurricanes disastrous shutout performance in Independence Bowl
If you are reading this, we at SDS would like to congratulate you on scoring just as many points as Miami managed to put against Louisiana Tech in the 2019 Independence Bowl.
Heading into Miami’s latest bowl game, multiple outlets were reporting that Hurricane offensive coordinator Dan Enos was on his way out in Coral Gables after only one season on the job. It’s easy to see why as Miami put up a goose egg against the Bulldogs on national television.
The Hurricanes turned the ball over three times, had 74 rushing yards and passed for only 153 yards and had only 15 first yards.
Following Thursday’s performance in the 2019 Independence Bowl, which resulted in an ugly 14-0 loss for Miami, the school’s AD Blake James felt the need to issue a statement to Hurricane fans:
“Tonight’s game was a disappointing finish to a season that fell well below the high standards of The University of Miami football program. Manny Diaz is the right leader for our program but clearly changes are necessary and expected. Manny is in the process of making a full assessment of the football program, including coaches and staff. I remain committed to the young men in our locker room and I am excited to welcome our new recruits to the U Family. We will continue to tirelessly provide the resources needed to get this program back to competing for ACC and national championships.”
It’s pretty unusual for an AD to publicly announce changes need to be made. It’s incredibly unusual for an AD to do so following a coach’s first year on the job.
That’s where we are at with this Miami program following Manny Diaz’s first season on the job.