Mario Cristobal leaves for Miami
Oregon will now conduct a coaching search for the third time in five years.
News this morning: According to multiple sources, Oregon football coach Mario Cristobal informed his team moments ago that he is leaving for the vacant Miami position.
The job at Cristobal’s alma mater opened up roughly 15 minutes before Cristobal met with his team Monday morning in Eugene.
In four seasons with Oregon, Cristobal went 35-13 and won two conference titles and a Rose Bowl. The Ducks closed out the 2021 season with two blowout losses in their last three games, including Saturday’s 38-10 defeat to Utah in the Pac-12 championship game.
On Sunday, the Ducks accepted a bid to play Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.
No word yet on who will coach Oregon for that game, as the university now sets out to fill its top football job for the third time since firing Mark Helfrich and his staff after the 2016 season.
More to come on this throughout the day.
— Tyson Alger