Willie Taggart has officially made a big addition to his Oregon football staff.
On Tuesday, the university announced Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal, one of the top recruiters in college football, has been hired as the Ducks’ new offensive coordinator and run-game coordinator.
Cristobal will also be coaching the Oregon offensive line.
Cristobal spent the last four seasons at Alabama as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach, helping the Crimson Tide to the National Championship after the 2015 season, as well as a runner-up finish following this past season. Cristobal’s offensive line ranked in the top 25 nationally in sacks allowed in each of his first two seasons, and in 2016 helped pave the way for the nation’s 11th-best rushing attack (246.7 ypg) and produced SEC Offensive Player of the Year Jalen Hurts.
Cristobal has previously coached at FIU, Rutgers and Miami.
With his ties to Florida, along with Taggart’s, and success as a recruiter, could we see a Florida to Oregon recruiting pipeline being built? Only time will tell.
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