Miami facing serious backlash from fans, media for treatment of Manny Diaz
There have been multiple reports circulating that Miami is nearing a deal with Mario Cristobal to move from Oregon to be Miami’s new head coach.
It appears that Miami administration is not comfortable parting ways with current coach Manny Diaz without a signed agreement from Cristobal. But plenty of fans and media have shared their disgust with how the Hurricanes are handling the situation. Awkward is a popular way several people have described the situation.
It’s certainly an unprecedented situation as some people suggested, “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Here’s a sampling of the reaction, featuring GIFs and memes:
Just a terrible way to do this. https://t.co/N1LzoSak84
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 5, 2021
Mario Cristobal out with assistant coaches recruiting SoCal on behalf of the Oregon Ducks. Manny Diaz and staff are out recruiting for Miami back on the east coast at the same time. Meanwhile, Miami media leaking Cristobal is going to be hired by Miami. Miami hasn’t fired Diaz. https://t.co/l2Bbn83dIu pic.twitter.com/BUGjYgIjH2
— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) December 5, 2021
This carousel, man …
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 5, 2021
Manny Diaz recruiting right now pic.twitter.com/lV11vvQULs
— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) December 3, 2021
I hope Manny Diaz has a job in place already and while he’s out recruiting, it’s for his new gig.
— CoachEisy (@Coach_Eisy) December 5, 2021
Manny Diaz must be a terrific human being. No way I’d be recruiting for a school that is publicly lobbying my job while I’m still employed. https://t.co/PWGgdv5a2P
— Seth Mohundro (@mohundro_seth) December 5, 2021
Manny Diaz on the recruiting trail rn: pic.twitter.com/8JxnG8Wxcq
— Texas A&M Insider 🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@TAMU_Insider) December 5, 2021
Cristobal still recruiting for Oregon, Manny Diaz and staff still recruiting for Miami. Just got done hosting official visitors, leading bowl game practices. If for some reason Cristobal doesn’t sign then Manny remains the coach. I’ve never seen anything like this.
— Rahsaan (@RahsaanBall) December 5, 2021