Miami football could stay in-house for new Defensive Coordinator

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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As the Special Teams Coordinator, Hartley already has the experienced of formulating a game plan at the college level. That experience is important when considering Diaz’s replacement as Defensive Coordinator.

Rumph was a starter on the highly lauded 2001 National Championship Miami Football team. He spent five seasons in the NFL before he had to retire because of chronic injuries. Rumph has spent the past three seasons at Miami as the Cornerbacks Coach.

Prior to coming to Miami, Rumph was the Head Coach at American Heritage High School in Plantation for three seasons. His experience as a Head Coach, coupled with his three seasons on the Hurricanes coaching staff and as an NFL Player would make Rumph a good candidate to move up into a Coordinator’s position.

Banda teamed with Rumph to oversee the nation’s top pass defense in 2018. That helped contribute to the Nation’s second-ranked defense this season. Rumph sent out a Tweet on Wednesday that he, Banda and Simpson have been nominated as Coaches of the Year by Football Scoop.

That is ironically the same website that initially broke the news that Diaz was a serious candidate to become Temple’s next Head Coach. Banda and Rumph came to Miami under Diaz when Richt was named Head Coach for the 2016 season.

Banda is a Diaz disciple. He was on Diaz’s staffs at Texas and Mississippi State. He is a strong candidate to join Diaz’s staff at Temple.