CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Manny Diaz says he is in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. He added Friday that he would be working with the 12th-ranked Hurricanes virtually until he can return to the field.
Miami is not scheduled to play again until Dec. 5 at Wake Forest. The Hurricanes had games scheduled for Saturday and Nov. 28, postponing both earlier this week because of coronavirus issues.
The Hurricanes are third in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 7-1 overall and 6-1 in league play. They’ve won each of their last four games, including a comeback 25-24 win at Virginia Tech last weekend. Diaz says Miami was “on the brink” of not playing that game because its roster was dealing with so many coronavirus cases.
Diaz becomes the latest major-college football coach to have a positive COVID-19 test released, a list that includes Florida’s Dan Mullen, Florida State’s Mike Norvell, Purdue’s Jeff Brohm, Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin and Kansas’ Les Miles. Alabama coach Nick Saban also tested positive, but did not miss a game after that result was later deemed false.