Oregon football is in the market for a head coach and fans are worried that the Ducks will settle. Which coaches would lead Oregon to a title?
It’s been a crazy year for the coaching carousel and Oregon football unfortunately, and abruptly, joined the circus as Mario Cristobal left the Ducks for Miami.
Cristobal has fans up in arms with the way he left, and for good reason. He claimed he didn’t have an offer from Miami after the Pac-12 title game, had an extension on the table from the Ducks, was out recruiting for Oregon, and then the news broke that he accepted a deal to become the Hurricanes’ next head coach. Oh yeah, and the Hurricanes had yet to fire Manny Diaz.
Miami has since fired Diaz and hired Cristobal and now the Ducks must hit a home run in the coaching carousel in order to remain at the top of the Pac-12.
A lot of names have been tossed around and the Ducks are even requesting an interview with BYU head coach Kalani Sitake but some fans are worried that he’s not ready to take over a Power Five program and recruit at a high level.
There are concerns about just about every candidate, but there are three who stand out to me right now as the clear home-run hires.
Which three coaching candidates could end up leading Oregon to its first national title?