Mario Cristobal leaving Miami Hurricanes to become Alabama offensive line coach
02/19/2013 12:01 AM
09/08/2014 6:20 PM
Mario Cristobal’s fourth stint at the University of Miami sure didn’t last very long.
Hired by coach Al Golden to serve as associate head coach and tight ends coach a month ago after being fired as head coach at FIU, Cristobal on Monday accepted a job to become the new offensive line coach at Alabama.
UM has yet to confirm it.
Cristobal, 42, replaces former Hurricanes offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, who was recently hired by new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.
Cristobal, who played and won two national titles at UM and served as an assistant coach from 2004 to 2006, interviewed for the job Friday in Tuscaloosa and spent the weekend pondering whether he should take the position, a source said.
UM hired Cristobal on Jan. 10, then lured offensive coordinator James Coley from Florida State. Coley was Cristobal’s offensive coordinator at FIU in 2007. The two are solid recruiters in South Florida.
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