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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Before Banda joined the Hurricanes staff as the Cornerbacks Coach for the 2016 season, he was a Defensive Assistant with the Bulldogs and Longhorns. He is a longshot to become Miami’s Defensive Coordinator.

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Simpson joined the Miami Hurricanes staff as the Defensive Line Coach for this season. He replaced Craig Kuligowski who left Miami to take the same job at Alabama. Like his counterpart on the Miami Offensive Line Stacy Searles, Simpson played college football at Auburn.

Simpson came to Miami after spending the 2017 season as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach with the Atlanta Falcons. He helped the Falcons finished 13th in the NFL with 39 sacks in the regular season. Atlanta added another four in two postseason games.

Before joining the Falcons, Simpson had a two-month stint in the offseason as the Georgia State Defensive Line Coach and Assistant Head Coach. Simpson was a legendary High School Head Coach in Georgia before joining the Georgia State staff.

He had a 164-12 record with seven state titles in 12 seasons at Buford High School. Although he only has the one year as a College Assistant Coach, Simpson could be a strong candidate to be Miami’s next Defensive Coordinator.

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All four of the potential new Defensive Coordinators on Miami’s staff have been valuable assets for the Hurricanes. It will be interesting to see if Miami stays in-house or looks somewhere else to replace Diaz.