After Willie Taggart left Eugene to take over as the new head coach of the Florida State Seminoles, the Oregon football program is in search of its new leading man.
If you ask Ducks players, however, it should be an easy decision.
It took very little time for a handful of Oregon football players to take to social media to begin campaigning for co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal, who has been named interim coach, to take over full-time.
The campaign for the 47-year-old assistant comes with the hashtag “#cristoBALLIN.”
— Tyrell Crosby (@Tyrellcrosby) December 6, 2017
— Daewood Davis (@daewood_davis) December 7, 2017
— Troy Dye (@Tdye15dbTroy) December 7, 2017
— JOHNNY JOHNSON III (@johnnny_yamms) December 7, 2017
— FLE❌❌ (@Dhat_6) December 7, 2017
Head Coach #cristoBALLIN ❄️‼️
— Demetri Burch (@Metrinumber8) December 7, 2017
Even the fans are getting in on the fun.
— Allison Rollins (@AllyRollins79) December 7, 2017
— Christopher Randazzo (@Randazie) December 7, 2017
If the Ducks do go with Cristobal, he’s ready for the challenge.
NO SLEEP. NO REST. UNBREAKABLE… pic.twitter.com/NBJC8K7ngQ
— Mario Cristobal (@coach_cristobal) December 7, 2017
Cristobal, who played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, spent time as an assistant at The U, Rutgers and Alabama. He also served as head coach at FIU, where he compiled an overall record of 27-47, from 2007-2012. Cristobal won a Sun Belt Conference championship with the Panthers, Sun Belt Coach of the Year honors, and was named national recruiter of the year while with the Crimson Tide.