Miami Hurricanes News: New OC candidate interviewed, WBB beats Clemson

Aug 17, 2022; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2022; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes interviewed former college and NFL assistant Doug Nussmeier as their offensive coordinator according to a report from Football Scoop on Thursday. Nussmeier is currently the quarterbacks’ coach for the Dallas Cowboys and has been interviewed as the OC with the Buccaneers and Ravens as well.

Mario Cristobal has kept other potential candidates quiet since the Miami Hurricanes announced the firing of former offensive coordinator Josh Gattis last week. Gattis not returning for the 2023 season was an open secret for Miami for at least a few weeks. Football Scoop reported Nussmeier has emerged as a strong candidate.

The Miami women’s basketball team earned a needed win 68-66 overtime win at Clemson on Thursday night. Miami improved to 14-8 overall and 7-4 in the ACC. The win moved Miami into sixth place in the ACC tied with Louisville. Miami hosts Georgia Tech at noon on Sunday and Florida State at 5 PM next Thursday

There has been a lot of speculation but no confirmation about other potential candidates to be the new Miami offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receiver coach. Gattis was the OC and WR coach for Miami last year. Former Miami QB coach Frank Ponce left to become the OC and QB coach at Appalachian State.

Miami seems likely to hire an OC who is the QB coach and hire someone separate to mentor WRs. Cristobal has repeatedly proven throughout his nearly 14-month tenure as the Miami head coach that he does everything on his own timetable, not someone else’s. There have been multiple takes on the Nussmeier news.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said his source did not dispute the report from Football Scoop or rule out Nussmeier for Miami OC. Jackson was told by his source other Miami OC candidates are former head coaches Marcus Arroyo, of UNLV. Scott Frost of Nebraska, Dan Mullen of Florida and South Florida’s Jeff Scott.

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Former Miami OC James Coley and Toledo head coach Jason Candle have also been speculated as the new Hurricanes’ OC. Jackson reported as an expected that the expectation is for Miami to have their new coaches in place before spring practice begins on March 4. Continue to expect Cristobal to keep most candidates quiet.