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Miami coach Manny Diaz tests positive for coronavirus

Miami head coach Manny Diaz is pictured at last week's game at Virginia Tech, where the team was missing players because of COVID-19.
Miami head coach Manny Diaz is pictured at last week's game at Virginia Tech, where the team was missing players because of COVID-19.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami football coach Manny Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Friday morning, capping a week in which the team had three games rescheduled because of infections within the program.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Diaz wrote on Twitter. “I am currently in isolation and feeling good overall. I will continue to work with our team virtually as we prepare for our next game at Wake Forest.”

The No. 12-ranked Hurricanes (7-1) next face Wake Forest on Dec. 5. Their schedule was shaken up earlier this week after Miami had several players out during last Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech.

The ACC announced Monday that three Miami games were being shifted because of COVID-19, including a matchup against Georgia Tech that had been set for this Saturday.

The Hurricanes’ three remaining regular-season games are now at Wake Forest on Dec. 5; against North Carolina on Dec. 12; and against Georgia Tech on Dec. 19.

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