Mario Cristobal responds to reports about interest in Miami job
On Friday, several reports indicated Miami was going to “make a run” at Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal.
On some level, that makes sense for the Hurricanes. Cristobal is a proven recruiter, is from Miami and played for the Hurricanes from 1989-1992. But on the other hand, Miami doesn’t yet have an athletic director and has not made an official decision on current head coach Manny Diaz.
After Oregon’s loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night, Cristobal was asked about the numerous reports linking him to his alma mater. His response did little to quiet speculation.
“Oregon is working on some stuff for me and that’s what I have right now,” Cristobal said, adding that he hasn’t spoken to any other programs.
“I haven’t talked to anybody.”
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The Ducks have had a disappointing end to their 2021 campaign, losing in blowout fashion to Utah in back-to-back weeks. Oregon will now likely head to the Alamo Bowl to face a Big 12 program.
Miami is also in pursuit of Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich, who has also spent time in Miami during his career. The Hurricanes parted ways with former athletic director Blake James back in November.