Miami coaching rumors: Hurricanes will make a run Power 5 head coach in 'coming days,' per report
Mario Cristobal is the Oregon head coach, but the Miami alumnus could have a decision to make in the coming days if a report out of Miami is true.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the Hurricanes will make a run at Cristobal in the coming days to replace embattled coach Manny Diaz, and “Some associates believe would strongly consider, others believe content at Oregon.”
Cristobal is 35-12 in his fifth season with the Ducks, including a 10-2 record this year which was highlighted by a win at Ohio State. Cristobal previously was the head coach at Florida International, and was the Alabama offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for 4 seasons (2013-16) at Alabama as the assistant head coach.
Cristobal is a native of Miami and graduated from Miami in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and later earned a master’s degree from Miami in 2001. Cristobal returned to his alma mater in 2004 to coach 3 seasons under Larry Coker before the FIU job.
Cristobal’s level of interest remains unclear. Some associates believe would strongly consider, others believe content at Oregon. https://t.co/Lqwp0DwPQQ
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 3, 2021
Jackson reported that Dolphins safety Jevon Holland, who played for Cristobal said, “He’s a hell of a coach, one of the best coaches I’ve had. As a recruiter, he’s even better. You see that with the talent we get at Oregon.”