Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
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Miami Hurricanes hire Dan Enos as offensive coordinator

Miami Hurricanes hire Dan Enos as offensive coordinator

Enos is the fourth coach to leave the Crimson Tide since the National Championship Game, all on the offensive side: quarterbacks coach Dan Enos to Miami, offensive coordinator Mike Locksley to Maryland, wide receivers coach Josh Gattis to MI, and offensive line coach Brent Key to Georgia Tech.

UM's announcement of its OC came less than two weeks after Diaz fired Miami's entire offensive coaching staff. Diaz was hired to replace retiring UM coach Mark Richt on December 30.

"I couldn't be more excited to join a program as rich in tradition as the University of Miami", Enos said in a statement distributed by the school.

The Hurricanes new head coach just landed a huge assistant.

Enos arrived in Fayetteville after serving as the head coach at Central Michigan from 2010-14. He posted a 26-36 record at CMU, leading the Chippewas to six wins or more in each of his final three seasons.

Enos succeeded former Cincinnati and Tennessee Coach Butch Jones in Mount Pleasant. He left Central Michigan to become the Offensive Coordinator at Arkansas. Under the tutelage of Enos, Tagovailoa set Alabama's single-season passing yards and passing touchdowns records. He lost his job following Bielema's firing after the 2017 season. Enos was at Alabama for just one season, serving as quarterbacks coach and associate head coach under Nick Saban.

Enos was one of the driving forces behind an Alabama offense that set the program record for total offense (522 yards per game) and scoring offense (45.6 points per game) in 2018.

"Dan was my primary target for our offensive coordinator position from the outset and I'm thrilled that he's now a Miami Hurricane", Diaz said in the release announcing the hire Friday.

A former quarterback at Michigan State (1987-90), Enos has more than two decades of experience coaching skill position players.

It's a huge addition to the staff for Manny Diaz and company.

Diaz could not comment specifically on Hurts since he has not signed with Miami. He completed 72.9 percent of his passes for 765 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions and a 196.7 passer rating. In 2016, running back Rawleigh Williams earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2016 after posting seven 100-yard rushing games and amassing 1,360 yards on the ground.

All eyes now turn toward Alabama backup quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is expected to transfer and has already been linked to Miami through social media.

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