Some divorces are messier than others and apparently, the one that led to Dan Enos leaving the University of Alabama and landing at the University of Miami as offensive coordinator, is a messy one.
So messy, that Enos didn’t bother to tell head coach Nick Saban in advance, that he was not accepting a promotion to the Tide’s offensive coordinator, but instead left essentially in the middle of the night for South Florida.
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— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 17, 2019
Feldman also appeared on the popular Paul Finebaum television/radio simulcast on the SEC Network, where he elaborated further that Saban was completely unaware that Enos had resigned. This is because Saban had already lined up several interviews with offensive line coaches that he wanted Enos to participate in last Friday.
Enos, however, never showed up at the football office for work and had cleaned out his Alabama office sometime late last Thursday night.
The controversy continued to surge on Thursday evening to the point that Enos took to Twitter to defend his departure from Tuscaloosa to come to the Hurricanes:
I would never leave an employer without telling them I was doing so. No ghosting here. Nothing but respect for CNS and Alabama. Bottom line, business is business and it was time for me to exit. Wish all the best to RTR, CNS and the program.
— Dan Enos (@CoachDanEnos) January 17, 2019
Enos being hired by coach Manny Diaz concluded a week-long almost soap opera with reports in South Florida Diaz might be hiring former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora or former Houston head coach Major Applewhite. Diaz settled on Enos, in part, because of the belief was he was going to bring transferring Alabama former starting quarterback Jalen Hurts with him to the Hurricanes.
Diaz, Enos and Hurts had dinner in Miami last Sunday night, as the courtship was continuing. However, Hurts eventually picked the Oklahoma Sooners to transfer to for 2019.
The Hurricanes did get good news on a transfer, as former Ohio State backup quarterback Tate Martell agreed to leave Columbus and come to Miami. Martel is the former Gatorade High school Player of the Year in Nevada two years ago, where he led famed Bishop Gorman High School of Las Vegas to a state championship, while breaking Nevada passing records.
Saban, has yet to publicly comment on Enos’ departure details and has yet to hire a replacement.
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