Oregon football: Mario Cristobal to be named co-OC

The Oregon football program is putting together a nice coaching staff in Eugene.

After four years on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama, Crimson Tide assistant Mario Cristobal is set to join Willie Taggart’s staff as a co-offensive coordinator. Cristobal will also be coaching the Ducks offensive line.

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, former USF assistant David Reaves will be the other co-offensive coordinator.

Cristobal is known as an exceptional recruiter, winning national recruiter of the year in 2015, and has success bringing top talent to the Crimson Tide, so that is just another reason for Oregon football fans to be excited about the hire.

With strong ties to Florida, along with Taggart and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt coming from USF, we could see a pipeline from Florida to Oregon begin to form.

Before joining Alabama, the 46-year-old Cristobal was a graduate assistant for the Miami Hurricanes, where he played his collegiate career. He then was an assistant at Rutgers before returning to Miami and ultimately becoming the head coach at FIU, where he led the Panthers to their only two bowl appearances in program history.

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