Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mon COLFB

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Miami's Richt abruptly retires, is replaced by ex-coordinator

A person with knowledge of the situation says Manny Diaz has agreed to a five-year contract to replace Mark Richt as coach of the Miami Hurricanes.

Diaz came to terms hours after Richt stunned the school by announcing his retirement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not formally announced the hiring. Players were told Sunday night.

Diaz left Temple before ever coaching there. He took the job to become coach of the Owls earlier this month, a deal he has now backed out of to take over at Miami.

Diaz had been the defensive coordinator under Richt for the past three seasons, and is a Miami native.

Banged-up Utes, coach are ready to bowl - It will be hard for Kyle Whittingham to ever top his experience in the Holiday Bowl. …

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