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Manny Diaz: 'D'Eriq King Brings Our Team Together'

The Joe Rose Show with Zach Krantz: Quarantine Day 114

The Joe Rose Show with Zach Krantz
September 08, 2020 - 10:44 am

It’s finally here, Game Week for the University of Miami as they kick things off on Thursday night when they host UAB at Hard Rock Stadium.  It’s been an interesting off-season to say the least for Miami who had some of their players step foot in Hard Rock for the first time ever last week for a scrimmage.  Head Coach Manny Diaz joined The Joe Rose Show for his weekly segment and talked about players like his new quarterback D’Eriq King finally getting a chance to hit the field where he would be playing as a Cane.  Diaz said, “Right before the Super Bowl we kind of snuck him in and had him take a look around, that was the only time he had ever been to Hard Rock, just to get the cleats on the grass was a good feeling."

As far as King goes, he will be the key piece for Miami who has been searching for a playmaker at quarterback.  Diaz has been impressed with King’s play but he has been most impressed by the leadership he’s displayed. Diaz said, “I always see him after practice talking to three or four different guys…he’s just a quarterback that seems to draw people towards him, he’s got great leadership ability, he seems like someone who really brings our team together."

The time for talk is done, and Coach Diaz said at the end of the interview what we are all feeling, “Yay Football!”


Manny Diaz's weekly segment can be heard on Monday morning at 7:00 AM with a 9:40 AM replay.  


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You can listen to the full show podcast by clicking here! Today we were joined by Manny Diaz and Richmond Webb.