Miami football staff has had a lot of behind the scenes changes

The biggest announced changes to the Miami football staff have come at offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and wide receivers coach since the end of the season. Manny Diaz has made several other changes to the Hurricanes staff in the last month.

The Miami football staff has evolved a lot since the shutout loss to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl last month in Shreveport, Louisiana. Head coach Manny Diaz began making changes when he fired former offensive coordinator Dan Enos shortly after the Hurricanes fell to the Bulldogs.

New offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was the first new hire to the Miami football coaching staff. Lashlee comes to Coral Gables from SMU. Lashlee hired former UNLV offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Garin Justice to improve a Hurricanes offensive line that was abysmal in 2019.

On the heels of those new hires to the Miami offense, wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield left for the same position at Penn State. Offensive coordinator, offensive line and wide receivers coaches with the Miami football program are covered potentially more than changes in most NFL teams would be.

Miami has made several other changes to their coaching staff that has gone somewhat under the radar since the season ended on Boxing Day. Lashlee brought former SMU assistants Jonathan Brewer and Kyle Cooper with him to Coral Gables. Brewer and Cooper join the Miami coaching staff as offensive assistants.

Two offensive analysts have left the Miami program this month. Former Miami center Joel Rodriguez left the Hurricanes staff to become the new offensive line coach at Florida International. Jesse Stone who was hired by Dan Enos to work with the QBs at Miami will be an assistant director of player personnel at Arkansas.

Andrew Ivins of Inside the U reported on Thursday that Miami is adding Florida Memorial offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Benedict Hyppolite to their staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Hyppolite was the head coach for two seasons at Carol City high school prior to Florida Memorial, finishing 19-8.

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Hyppolite coached Cam Harris at Carol City. Harris is expected to be the first-team running back for Miami in 2020. The addition of Hyppolite to the Miami football staff is expected to help the Hurricanes in recruiting. Miami football alum Dallas Crawford is not expected to return to the Hurricanes staff and is looking for other positions.

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