Mario Cristobal spoke at length about the “progress” Miami has made since the end of last season on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes defeated No. 23 Texas A&M 48-33 this week, showing a lot of progress from last year’s meeting with the Aggies. Texas A&M defeated the Canes 17-9 a year ago in College Station.

After the game, Cristobal discussed Miami’s progress after a long offseason following last year’s 5-7 campaign. Here are his full comments:

“Everybody wants to see progress, right? The offseason is so long and that’s what is hard about football. After nine months, what are you going to do? What are you going to be? What is it going to look like? Well, look, everywhere we’ve been, we’ve had a blueprint that has been successful. And we came to Miami because, besides the fact that we love Miami … we knew that when Miami is done the right way, it’s the best one of them all.

We are taking steps in the right direction. We are progressing. We are nowhere near arrived. Nowhere near where we want to be, but today was a big step in the direction we want to go and I’m just extremely proud of everybody in that locker room.”

This win puts Miami in a strong position to make a big leap in Year 2 under Cristobal. Miami has not won 10 games since the 2017 season.

Miami will face Bethune-Cookman in Week 3.