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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 06: Brevin Jordan #9 of the Miami Hurricanes scores a touchdown in the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 06: Brevin Jordan #9 of the Miami Hurricanes scores a touchdown in the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Manny Diaz renewed energy into the Miami Football program

Manny Diaz’s renewed energy into the Miami football program has been the buzz amongst the media and fans that follow the Hurricanes. Diaz’s hiring, subsequent changes he has made throughout the coaching staff and the frequent visits to the transfer portal have ignited the followers of Miami football.

Two transfers signed with the Miami football program in December when Mark Richt was still the head coach. Six more have signed and committed since then. Several of those players will make an impact on the Miami football season in 2019. Transfers, defensive end Trevon Hill and wide receiver K.J. Osborn bring leadership.

Diaz began his Miami tenure by firing Richt’s entire offensive coaching staff on New Year’s Eve less than 24 hours after being hired. The entire month of January had anyone following the Miami football program checking social media frequently to see what the latest news was. Diaz gets how to use social media.

Diaz would heighten the excitement for the media and Miami fanbase by posting Hurricane gifs to indicate big news was coming. The news could have been a new hire on the coaching staff or another transfer committing to Miami via the transfer portal.

Mike Ferguson of Athlon gave his take on the renewed enthusiasm that Diaz has created.

"“The favorite in the division may be Miami. After starting last season in the top 10, the Hurricanes finished just a disappointing 7-6, but there is hope with former defensive coordinator Manny Diaz now running the show. Tate Martell and N’Kosi Perry are likely to battle it out at quarterback while Deejay Dallas is a talented running back. The Hurricanes still have a very good defensive front seven with Jonathan Garvin, Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney leading the way.”"