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Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz on FIU's radar

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09:10 AM ET 12.09 | CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reports via Twitter that Mississippi State defensive Geoff Collins and Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz are on FIU's radar for its head coaching job. Collins is a former FIU defensive coordinator; Diaz is son of the former Miami mayor.

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December 9, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Should I stay or should I go?

December 9, 2012  09:31 AM ET

He's probably gonna be thrown under the bus at UTx...but, me thinks he's gonna take a pay cut going from UTx DC to FIU HC.

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December 9, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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HiYa, DC. However, Diaz becoming HC at FIU would be in keeping with your OC/DC career ladder theory. Besides, Manny Diaz might be a perfect fit at at a Florida school.

Mornin' Harley.

With Patterson, Petersen and Bielema, I was thinking more of the OC/DC elevation within the same program like TCU, BSU and Wisky did with them. Doesn't always work out but many times the best "fit" may be right under your nose...and less of an expensive gamble.

And UTx had so many LB injuries, I'm not sure anyone would have done much better this year. But, that UTx secondary tackling wasn't due to injuries.

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December 9, 2012  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's probably gonna be thrown under the bus at UTx...but, me thinks he's gonna take a pay cut going from UTx DC to FIU HC.

I agree, but even if Diaz takes a pay cut by taking the FIU HC job, he would be better off, as I'm not too sure how much longer Brown will be with the Horns and Diaz might not be offered the Texas HC job.

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December 9, 2012  12:08 PM ET

Be careful of the Garcia dude. From what it appears, he is a grade-A dum'bazz. First hiring Isiah Thomas to coach bball (and promptly cratering the team), and then firing Cristobal for one bad season that was hampered by injuries. Better watch your back if you accept the job, Manny.

December 9, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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Its a good career move. Take the job Manny.

+1. It's a real job. He needs to bury the whole UT defensive coordinator deep.

December 9, 2012  12:13 PM ET

If you like watching your team run D line stunts and twists on running plays ... and blitzing to the side away from the run ... yeah Diaz is your man.

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December 9, 2012  02:10 PM ET

No more cookies and juice boxes for the whinyorange!

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December 9, 2012  10:55 PM ET

I thought this was Butch's job to lose?

 
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