Miami AD shares strong message with fanbase: '243 days until we beat the Gators'
The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes are two teams that are currently on very different trajectories.
The Gators just finished off a 10-win season in Dan Mullen’s first year at the helm of the program, while the Hurricanes just watched as head coach Mark Richt retired after a 35-3 Pinstripe Bowl loss to a Wisconsin team that was starting a backup quarterback.
Still, after Miami AD Blake James hired former Miami DC Manny Diaz to replace Richt (after Diaz had just started as Temple’s head coach), he took a shot at the Gators — Miami’s Week 1 opponent next fall:
Blake James’ message to UM fans: “243 days until we beat the Gators in Orlando.”
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) December 31, 2018
The Gators will likely be favored in next year’s matchup, as they just thumped Michigan in the Peach Bowl and have a lot of key players coming back.
Plus, now they have some bulletin-board material thanks to the Miami AD.