In an offseason filled with turnover for head coach Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes defensive coaching staff, the Canes made another change this week, hiring Ishmael Aristide as the team’s new outside linebackers coach.
Williams’ hiring at UCF comes two days after the Knights hired former Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn as their head coach. Williams previously served as the linebackers coach under Malzahn at Auburn for the past five years.
“I’m going to be the defensive coordinator,” Diaz said. “And what I’ve done as defensive coordinator is what I’m going to do.”
What started with a Christmas gift from D’Eriq King, who was the first to announce his return for another year, quickly became a tidal wave of starters deciding to return for the 2021 season.
“We are excited to announce these staff hires as we work to improve all facets of our program on and off the field,” Diaz said in an official statement.
Change has come to Manny Diaz’s coaching staff, just days into 2021 and the offseason.
“Very disappointed in the fact we didn’t come away with a win, but I’m also very humble to be a part of this team,” said tight end Brevin Jordan. “I mean, these guys did not — they never quit.”
No. 18 Hurricanes come back from 21-point deficit but fall short against No. 21 Oklahoma State without QB D’Eriq King in Cheez-It Bowl
The Hurricanes managed to rally back behind backup quarterback N’Kosi Perry, but the valiant effort fell short and the Hurricanes fell 37-34 in the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Garcia, at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, is the No. 2 rated pocket passer in the nation in the class of 2021 and the No. 18 overall ranked prospect in the ESPN 300.
The final box displayed an astounding 778-314 yardage advantage for the Tar Heels and a jaw-dropping 554-75 rushing yard differential in favor of UNC.
It was a frustrating few weeks for Miami, but they are back and better than ever this season after a 48-0 win at Duke. The margin of victory was the largest for the Canes in a conference game since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004.
Dominating in every aspect of the game, Miami steamrolled the Blue Devils 48-0 in Durham, North Carolina in its first game since Nov. 14.