Duke has hired Penn State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its head coach. The school announced Diaz’s hiring on Thursday night and is finalizing plans for a news conference Saturday. Diaz replaces Mike Elko, who was hired as coach by Texas A&M. Diaz spent three seasons as Miami’s coach before being fired in 2021. He has spent the past two seasons at Penn State and led some of the nation’s top defensive units. He also had stops as an assistant at Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Texas, Middle Tennessee and North Carolina State.