Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
Senior College Football Columnist

Diaz removing his name from FIU job search

Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is removing his name from consideration for the FIU vacancy, a source told CBSSports.com Tuesday afternoon.

The 38-year-old Miami native--the son of former Miami mayor Manny Diaz--has decided against returning home because he felt the timing was not right. The source said that the coach is determined to help the Longhorns get back on top of the college football world.

In 2011, Diaz moved on to Texas, where he led the top defense in the Big 12 as the Longhorns ranked first in the conference in total defense, rushing defense and pass defense. However, this fall, the 8-4 Longhorns struggled on defense, ranking No. 75 in scoring defense and No. 72 in total defense as they were plagued by injuries and all sorts of tackling issues.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

College Football Video

September 28, 2014
Palm's playoff/bowl projections (9/28) (3:42)
1 September 27, 2014
Arkansas vs. 6 Texas A&M recap
(5:11)
2 September 27, 2014
Arkansas vs. 6 Texas A&M highlights
(2:29)
3 September 27, 2014
Sumlin and Hill on OT win over Arkansas
(1:38)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now