With that came a much-needed 28-day layoff, giving the weary No. 10 ranked Canes a chance to recuperate physically and refresh mentally before taking on No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.
Not even a full 12 hours after Mark Richt announced he would be stepping down as the Canes head coach and would retire, Miami doubled back and plucked former defensive coordinator Manny Diaz from the clutches of another job and hired him to be Miami’s next head football coach Sunday night.
FIU senior linebacker Anthony Wint was voted onto the All-Conference USA preseason team, the conference announced Monday.