While Miami still hasn’t made an official announcement regarding the hiring of Mario Cristobal, Oregon acknowledged the move on Monday morning.

“We appreciate all of Mario’s accomplishments and hard work here at Oregon, and we wish him and his family all the best in their next chapter,” Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said. “The search is underway to find another excellent football coach.”

According to multiple reports, Cristobal has also informed his players at Oregon that he’s leaving to take the Miami job.

Miami officially parted ways with coach Manny Diaz on Monday morning, clearing the way for Cristobal’s arrival. Diaz went 21-15 in three seasons on the job, but never won at an elite level with the Hurricanes.

Diaz’s recruiting classes were also an issue. Miami has just nine commits in the 2022 class, which ranks outside the top 50 nationally and No. 10 in the ACC per 247Sports Composite rankings.

Recruiting is a strength for Cristobal, who landed top-15 classes in each of the last four years at Oregon. Given the local recruiting footprint, Cristobal should be able to produce even better results for Miami.

The final piece of this hire is Miami’s next athletic director. The Hurricanes have reportedly been pursuing Clemson AD Dan Radakovich, but no announcement has been made. Radakovich has the reputation of one of the top AD’s in the country.

The Early Signing Period begins on Dec. 15.