Warren Sapp and Luther Campbell wants a new coach for the "U"
Miami football legend Warren Sapp and rap legend/Miami Edison head coach Luther Campbell have separately voiced their preference for a new football coach for UM's football program. They have made it clear, they would like to see Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin be the next Hurricanes head coach. Campbell wrote in the Miami New Times stating Miami needs to fire head coach Manny Diaz.
Campbell also stated, "Diaz has failed on every point: That he’d bring in great assistant coaches. That players would run through walls for him. That the team would win championships. It’s been three years, and none of that has been accomplished."
Sapp posted a video of Kiffin being interviewed by CBS during the Rebels 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday. A fan responded saying to Sapp "tell him to come to Miami." Sapp replied saying "We‘re working on it." Campbell has been campaigning for Kiffin to come to Miami frequently on Twitter recently.
The hot seat has been on for coach Diaz and has increased significantly following the 30-28 loss to Virginia on Thursday night. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported the pressure on Diaz is heating up from prominent alums as well as obviously the fan base. Feldman also reported the administration is likely to support Diaz through the remainder of 2021.
Campbell feels the Miami football program is relying on the transfer portal too much because in his words they cannot compete with “the big boys” in recruiting. Campbell wants a shakeup that includes Kiffin, Alonzo Highsmith and Gino Torretta.