Manny Diaz mentions Miami football one of few programs to build dynasty

Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

In a conversation with Rivals.Com National Recruiting Coordinator Mike Farrell, Manny Diaz spoke about the history of the Miami football program as one of a finite list of schools that have built dynasties. Miami is one of just 10 college football programs that have won multiple national championships in the last 40 years.

Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Penn State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC are the only other schools with multiple national championships in the last 40 years. Only Alabama has won as many national championships as the five Miami claimed between 1981-2020. Alabama has six national championships since 2009.

Rebuilding the Miami football program into a national championship contender will be a difficult task for Diaz and the Hurricanes staff. Winning the ACC Coastal should be the immediate goal. Winning a division title will put Miami in a position to have a chance at the College Football Playoff.

Dynasties often take some luck and the hard work of signing top five classes over multiple years. Miami is close to competing every year for Coastal Titles. Miami will likely be picked behind North Carolina for the 2021 season. Miami signed the 12th ranked class in 2021. Diaz explained the history of the Miami dynasty.

"“There are only so many schools where you can build that type of monster or dynasty. Based on historical evidence, Miami is one of those programs. If you want to be a part of building something and creating a legacy of enjoying the process of piecing it together (come to Miami). And we get to live in a very special place.Courtesy Miami Herald"

Even with five National Championships between1983-2001, the Hurricanes never won back to back titles. Only the 1992 and 2002 Miami football teams had opportunities to repeat their national titles with victories in bowl games. The 1992 team lost 34-13 to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to finish 11-1.

The 2002 Hurricanes lost controversially in double overtime to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Coral Gables is a unique place compared to other college towns. Miami and USC are the only of the 10 college football dynasties located in major metropolitan areas. LSU and Ohio State are in midsize metro areas.

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The other six schools on the list are in more traditional college towns. When Miami is winning and hosts a night game, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has said that there is no place like it nationally. Miami building another dynasty is a lot to expect. Diaz has the Hurricanes making progress.