It was a long wait, but in the end it was worth it.
Dan Enos is now the offensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes.
Enos arrives at Miami with plenty of offensive coordinator experience and is widely viewed in coaching circles as one of the top offensive minds in all of college football.
Now he will be counted on to fix an ailing offensive side of the ball that struggled for the Hurricanes in 2018 as Miami averaged just 358 yards per game and 28.8 points per game.
“Dan was my primary target for our offensive coordinator position from the outset and I’m thrilled that he’s now a Miami Hurricane,” Manny Diaz said. “Dan is one of the most innovative play-callers in college football and he not only has a remarkable track record of coaching quarterbacks, but also developing players for the NFL at numerous positions. His experience as a head coach will also provide invaluable insight to our entire program.”
Last season under Enos’ tutelage, Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa posted one of the best seasons by a quarterback in college football history. Tagovailoa completed 69 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,966 yards with 43 touchdowns and just six interceptions — setting an all-time FBS single-season passer rating mark (199.44). He was named first-team All-SEC, won the Walter Camp and Maxwell Awards, and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 73 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and two interceptions, helping Alabama rank first in the nation in team passing efficiency. The Crimson Tide also ranked sixth in the country in total offense, sixth in passing offense and third in scoring offense.
Read on as we take a closer look on the type of offensive coordinator the Hurricanes landed and what type of impact he can have on the UM program in 2019 and beyond.