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To know Diaz, know his father

Manny Diaz's meteoric rise couldn't have happened without the lessons from his father

Updated: August 25, 2011, 3:06 PM ET
By Max Olson | HornsNation.com

The story of how Manny Diaz got to this point is well known.

From ESPN production assistant to graduate assistant stops at Florida State and N.C. State; from full-time coach with the Wolfpack to defensive coordinator jobs at Middle Tennessee State and Mississippi State, to his arrival as defensive coordinator at Texas.

But to really understand Diaz, you must first know his father, Manny Sr.

For some, the younger Diaz is still known as the son of the ...

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