Miami has reportedly found its next head football coach
It seems like every day now, a high-profile coach leaves his school for another high-profile job. Oregon’s Mario Cristobal is leaving Oregon to become the head coach of Miami.
Earlier Monday morning, Miami announced that it’s parting ways with head coach Manny Diaz. You can read the full story on the firing here.
Cristobal has been at Oregon for the past 4 seasons, from 2018-2021. In those 4 seasons, he is 48-35 with the Ducks. This season the Ducks were 10-3, Pac-12 North division champions, and finished runner up in the Pac-12 as they lost to Utah 38-10 Friday night in Las Vegas for the 2nd time this season.
Mario Cristobal has informed team he’s leaving Oregon to become coach at Miami, source told @ActionNetworkHQ. 1st report by @mzenitz
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 6, 2021
Cristobal is a former Miami player and assistant coach. There had been multiple ongoing reports that Cristobal was Miami’s lead candidate for the Hurricanes to hire. Now, it appears the reports are becoming reality.
It’s a huge move for Miami and a big loss for Oregon.
Oregon plays Oklahoma on Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl at 9:15 ET on ESPN.