After shutout loss in bowl, Miami turns to SMU's Rhett Lashlee as offensive coordinator

Miami has hired SMU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee for the same position.

Lashlee, who has led SMU's offense the past two seasons, will replace Dan Enos, fired after just one season with the Hurricanes.

"Rhett has directed some of the most innovative offenses in college football in recent years -- offenses that attack quickly, creatively and efficiently," Miami coach Manny Diaz said in a statement Saturday. "We are excited to see how Rhett will look to spread the ball around and utilize our athletes on the offensive side of the ball."

Lashlee, 36, has held coordinator jobs at SMU, Auburn, Connecticut, Arkansas State and Samford. The former Arkansas quarterback played high school football for Gus Malzahn in the state and spent much of his early coaching career working under Malzahn.

Miami fired Enos shortly after the team's 14-0 loss to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl, which marked the Hurricanes' first shutout loss in a bowl since 1994. Miami averaged 25.7 points under Enos and struggled at quarterback and along the offensive line.

"There's going to be a dramatic change in how we look on offense and the style that we play with," Diaz told WQAM radio on Monday. "We're going to get the tempo jacked up here. We're going to start to spread the ball out, get the ball to our athletes in space and do something there that hasn't been done and people have not seen."

SMU won 10 games this past season and ranks seventh nationally in points scored (41.9 ppg) and ninth in yards per game (489.8). The Mustangs closed the season with a 52-28 loss to Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl.