The University of Miami Snags Mario Cristobal from Oregon

Mario Cristobal signs with the University of Miami

The University of Oregon’s football program is in pretty rough shape currently. Not only did they just lose the Pac-12 Championship against Utah yet again, but now they are without a head coach. The University of Miami has officially snagged Mario Cristobal away from the Ducks and will now be the head coach of the Hurricanes. 

It became official Monday evening that the Miami Hurricanes and Mario Cristobal had agreed on a 10-year/$80 million contract. Sources have also said Miami has been given the green light on spending and will now have the highest budget in the ACC for it’s assistant coaches.

Mario Cristobal was 35-13 in the four seasons he was head coach for Oregon. He won the Pac-12 two times, and competed for three Pac-12 championships. Cristobal also has been able to be one of the best recruiters in the nation, landing three of the five best commits Oregon has ever had. He also coached players like Justin Herbert, Penei Sewell, Troy Dye, and many more future NFL Draft picks.

Before he was coaching at Oregon, Cristobal was an offensive tackle for the Miami Hurricanes during the Jimmy Johnson era. He won two national titles in his four years with the Canes, and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Miami.