据报道,迈阿密的体育总监搜索“一团糟”

的日子 “大学” 生活在荣耀中 2001 根据最近的发展,可能即将结束. McMurphy 指出,超过 50 董事会和参与搜索的几位捐助者, the feeling is that nobody is in charge. The room appears split on retaining head coach Manny Diaz.

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Sitting between David Epstein (剩下), Board of Trustees and Athletic Director Blake James, Manny Diaz (中央) gets introduced as the University of Miami's 25th head football coach in program history on Wednesday January 2, 2019.

Sitting between David Epstein (剩下), Board of Trustees and Athletic Director Blake James, Manny Diaz (中央) gets introduced as the University of Miami’s 25th head football coach in program history on Wednesday January 2, 2019. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Miami parted ways with athletic director Blake James on Nov. 15, bringing his eight-year tenure to an end. James was let go two days after the Hurricanes’ 31-28 loss to rival Florida State, falling to 5-5 在这个季节. Miami finished the season 7-5, a backward step under Diaz, 47, in his third season.

从 1983-2001, Miami won five national championships, becoming one of the top programs in college football. 在 2004, Miami joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They have failed to win a conference championship in that time.

CORAL GABLES, FL - 一月 02:  Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (大号) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, 佛罗里达.

CORAL GABLES, FL – 一月 02: Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (大号) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, 佛罗里达. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Between lack of interest in the football program and poor structure within the administration, many candidates have declined the opportunity to become Miami’s athletic director. New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez, thought to be the frontrunner, took his name out of consideration on Wednesday, McMurphy 说过.

Miami will need to fill its athletic director opening sooner rather than later, especially with Diaz’s job in the balance. Two names are linked to the head coaching position if Diaz is fired: Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.

Cristobal, 51, is royalty in Coral Gables, having starred at offensive tackle for Miami from 1988-1992. Cristobal began his coaching career in 1998 at Miami as a graduate assistant. Oregon is 35-12 under Cristobal.

CORAL GABLES, FL - 一月 02:  Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (大号) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, 佛罗里达.

CORAL GABLES, FL – 一月 02: Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (大号) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, 佛罗里达. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Kiffin, 46, is in year two at Ole Miss, sitting at 10-2. 他是 15-7 in Oxford, with the program trending up. 在外观上 The Herd with Colin Cowherd 在星期三, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman said Kiffin would have a hard time turning down Miami if offered.

If there’s no Mario, I think there are some old Miami people, former Miami players, who do have some influence,” Feldman said. “They have more voice than at any other program in the country. A lot of those guys who are interested in Lane, and Lane, 我认为, would have a hard time saying no if Miami came after him.

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