The Miami football program has made a major hire, naming Alabama Crimson Tide quarterbacks coach Dan Enos as the new offensive coordinator. This comes as a huge hire for the newly-appointed head coach Manny Diaz, whose defense in the last two years has always been one of the country’s most exceptional, yet their offense has performed at a suboptimal rate.
“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 a statement.
“Dan is one of the most innovative play-callers in college football and he not only has a remarkable track record of coaching quarterbacks but also developing players for the NFL at numerous positions. His experience as a head coach will also provide invaluable insight to our entire program.”
Now, the Hurricanes have hired one of the country’s most effective coaches who has previously advised Heisman runner-up Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.
Enos will have the opportunity to not only further advance the skills of Miami Quarterbacks Malik Rosier and N’Kosi Perry but improve an offense for the hopes of producing a national championship-caliber team to be a force in the ACC for 2019 and the future ahead.
He could also give the Hurricanes an inside track at landing Hurts, who is in the NCAA transfer pool and could start immediately in 2019.
When asked about the offensive coordinator promotion at Alabama during the team’s Media Day at the Orange Bowl in December, Enos neither confirmed nor denied the report. Many were expecting Enos to be Saban’s newly sworn-in offensive coordinator for Alabama, and now has deviated from that expectation by accepting the vacant Miami position.
Enos has more than 20 years of coaching experience under his belt, coaching skill players and over 10 years of play-calling experience. He also served as the head coach of the Central Michigan Chippewas from 2010-14. He is notable for the passing development of Jalen Hurts, who is now in the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. It is also reported that Miami could be one of his potential landing destinations.
This is the fourth assistant head coach to leave Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, now joining the former Bama Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley (Maryland), Offensive Line Coach at Brent Key (Georgia Tech), and Receivers Coach Josh Gattis (Michigan).
Quarterback issues have plagued the Miami Hurricanes for some time now, and with this hire, Diaz is looking to turn over a new leaf and develop a high-powered offense to compliment the meteoric rise of his already dominant defense.