Dan Enos leaves Alabama, new offensive coordinator for Miami

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

Dan Enos, who served as the Alabama Crimson Tide's quarterbacks coach and associate head coach last season, is heading to Coral Gables to lead the Hurricanes offense and work as Miami's quarterbacks coach. "Coach Diaz has a clear vision for this program as we move forward and it's an honor to help build the Hurricanes in his image".

Last season under Enos' tutelage, Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa posted one of the best seasons by a quarterback in college football history. Former offensive coordinator Mike Locksley took the head coaching job at Maryland, wide receivers coach Josh Gattis was named the offensive coordinator at MI this week and offensive line coach Brent Key joined the Georgia Tech staff. Hurts was a valuable resource for Tagovailoa and was never a distraction.

It took several days to get all the logistics worked out, but Diaz had known since long before Alabama's appearance in the College Football Playoff title game earlier this week that Enos was probably going to be his pick.

Jalen Hurts who Miami is trying to lure as a Graduate Transfer for the 2019 season played exceptionally well as Tagavailoa's backup in 2018. Cade Weldon, a former three-star recruit, and Jarren Williams, a former four-star recruit, were part of the quarterback race a year ago and plan on battling Perry for next year's starting spot. But if Hurts transfers to Miami to follow Enos, he would be the unquestioned starter.

Diaz has discussed the need for competition at the quarterback position.

Enos was a quarterback at Michigan State.

The University of Miami has made drastic changes on their sideline this offseason. It started with the unexpected retirement announcement of coach Mark Richt.

"Dan was my primary target for our offensive coordinator position from the outset and I'm thrilled that he's now a Miami Hurricane".

UM's announcement of its OC came less than two weeks after Diaz fired Miami's entire offensive coaching staff. Diaz was hired to replace retiring UM coach Mark Richt on December 30.

Diaz proceeded to clean house on the offensive side of the ball.

Enos was one of the driving forces behind an Alabama offense that set the program record for total offense (522 yards per game) and scoring offense (45.6 points per game) in 2018.

Diaz also had considered former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and former Houston coach Major Applewhite for the offensive coordinator spot.

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