The Miami Hurricanes have hired coach of Alabama 's quarterbacks, Dan Enos, as the new offensive coordinator, school announced Friday.
Enos' departure to join Miami's new coach, Manny Diaz, could increase the chances of the Hurricanes landing the Alabama quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who is likely to leave after his transfer. Hurts registered his name on the NCAA transfer portal and will travel to Maryland and Miami this weekend, sources told Alex Scarborough of ESPN.
Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is eligible to play elsewhere next season as a graduate, toured the Terrapins on Friday and will do the same with the Hurricanes later this weekend.
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At his first press conference as Miami's head coach, Manny Diaz said that he had abandoned all the offensive staff of the team.
Enos, 50, spent the 2018 season in the Crimson Tide team after three years as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for Arkansas. After the departure of Mike Locksley in Maryland and Josh Gattis in Michigan, he was supposed to be the main offensive coordinator for Alabama.
"Dan was my main target for our position as offensive coordinator from the beginning and I'm delighted that it's now a Miami hurricane," Diaz said in a statement. "Dan is one of the most innovative players in college football and not only has a remarkable track record as a quarterback coach, but has also coached NFL players in many positions. Head Coach will also provide valuable information to our entire program. "
Enos was also a head coach in central Michigan and held coordinator positions in the states of North Dakota, Missouri and northern Michigan.
"I could not be more excited about joining a program as rich in tradition as the University of Miami," Enos said in a statement. "Coach Diaz has a clear vision of this program as we move forward and it's an honor to help build the Hurricanes in his image." It was an opportunity I could not not pass.
"I also want to express my sincere thanks to Nick Saban and the Alabama program for giving me the opportunity to train there last season." learned a lot during my stay there and I will always be grateful. "
Welcome to Miami, Dan! 🙌🏽🏝😎 https://t.co/pOBKD7l2XJ
– Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) January 11, 2019
Diaz had also envisioned former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and Major Applewhite, the former Houston coach, for the offensive coordinator position. He sacked Miami's offensive staff of the 2018 season after being named head coach.
Alabama's offensive staff has lost four assistants since losing to Clemson in the CFP championship game, including Locksley, Gattis and offensive line coach Brent Key, who left for Georgia Tech. Coaches Joe Pannunzio and Jeff Banks, who also oversees special teams, are Saban's last offensive assistants.