In his fourth full season with Oregon football, Mario Cristobal has pieced together a resume that has made him one of the most sought-after coaches in the country.
Cristobal has compiled a 30-11 record and 18-8 mark in conference play, winning two straight Pac-12 titles over the past two years. And now, in year four, Cristobal has Oregon off to a 5-1 start which includes a huge win at No. 3 Ohio State which occurred back in Week 2. That win over the Buckeyes has opened some eyes.
Oregon sky-rocketed up to No. 3 after that win but a shocking overtime loss to Stanford just before a bye a few weeks ago dropped the Ducks back down to the bottom of the top 10.
Still, the Ducks’ head coach has been drawing some attention in recent coaching searches, including LSU and Miami.
The Tigers have agreed to part ways with Ed Orgeron at the end of the season and they might have the best opening in the nation (potentially ahead of USC) but Miami has yet to part ways with Manny Diaz, but the writing seems to be on the wall there.
Both fanbases have shown a desire for Cristobal, but Miami’s voices are a little louder.
Miami fans pushing for Oregon football’s head coach
If a lot of Miami fans had the option to hire the next head coach, Cristobal would be in South Beach as soon as the offseason started. He’s a Hurricanes alum and was born in Miami, Fla., so this move would make the most sense. He would be able to come back home.
While perusing Twitter, it seemed fairly obvious that Cristobal is the top option for most Miami fans.
Not only is his record against top 10 teams impressing Miami fans, but his recruiting approach is what they’ve been yearning for.
It looks like Oregon may have to give Cristobal a raise this offseason if it wants to keep him in Eugene and away from the likes of LSU, USC, and his alma mater Miami.