Report: Oregon names former Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal head coach
The Oregon Ducks have had to deal with coaching searches each of the past two offseasons after Willie Taggart left for Florida State after just one year in Eugene.
However, this one was handled quickly and efficiently, with former Alabama OL coach and current Oregon co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal landing the full-time job.
Cristobal was set to serve as the team’s interim coach in the Las Vegas Bowl, but instead, he’ll move forward as the permanent head coach, according to a report from Aaron Fentress:
— Aaron J. Fentress (@AaronJFentress) December 8, 2017
Cristobal served on Nick Saban’s Alabama coaching staff from 2013 to 2016 before moving on to Oregon this season. He also has previous head coaching experience from his days at FIU.
Cristobal reportedly had the support of Oregon players for the full-time job, so this news likely went over very well in the Ducks’ locker room.
Now, Oregon will keep its fingers crossed that Cristobal will be around for a few years and that the Ducks won’t be on the hunt for a new coach once again at this time next year.