MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team has tested positive for COVID-19.
Coach Manny Diaz posted the news on Twitter.
I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am currently in isolation and feeling good overall. I will continue to work with our team virtually as we prepare for our next game at Wake Forest.
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) November 20, 2020
The Hurricanes have rescheduled three upcoming football games due to positive COVID-19 cases and the quarantining of players.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a series of rescheduled ACC football games, which includes the three Miami games.
UM did manage to play at Virginia Tech on Saturday, November 14th, but it was touch and go. Thirteen players were held out.
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The Hurricanes’ last three regular season games are now scheduled as follows:
Saturday, Dec. 5
Miami at Wake Forest (previously scheduled for Saturday, November 28)
Saturday, Dec. 12
North Carolina at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5)
Saturday, Dec. 19
Georgia Tech at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, November 21) **
The Georgia Tech game will only be played if Miami is not in the ACC Football Championship Game and if the result of the Georgia Tech at Miami game would not directly impact the determination of which two teams do play in the league championship game.
As was previously announced, the 2020 ACC Football scheduling model includes 11 games (10 conference plus one non-conference), played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.