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Miami Has Reportedly Already Talked To 1 Head Coaching Candidate

Miami players running on the field for a game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Manny Diaz might not be away from Miami for very long.

The Hurricanes' former defensive coordinator, who was hired as Temple's head coach earlier this month, is reportedly a candidate for Miami's head coaching gig.

Diaz was arguably the top recruiter for Mark Richt, who announced his retirement from Miami earlier today.

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel reports that Diaz has already spoken to Miami officials.

"Source: Temple coach Manny Diaz is being strongly considered as next coach at Miami. He spoke to UM officials today. Buyout is significant at $4 million, but UM officials know they’d be getting a top defense and strong local ties," he reports.

Diaz was reportedly spotted on Miami's campus earlier today.

Miami's athletic director was asked about Diaz during his press conference this afternoon.

“Manny Diaz? I haven’t any comment on Manny,’’ Miami AD Blake James said. “I guess Manny is on his own schedule.’’

Diaz, 44, was Miami's defensive coordinator from 2016-18. He was born in Miami and attended Florida State.