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4 Coaches Named Candidates For The Miami Job

Miami college football players run onto the field before a game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The major news in college football this afternoon isn't about yesterday's playoff semifinals. It's about Miami head coach Mark Richt stepping down.

Richt announced his retirement from coaching after three seasons in Coral Gables. Miami finished 7-6 this season after being ranked in the top 10 in the preseason.

Earlier, FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman tossed out three coaches as potential candidates for Miami. They are familiar names for Hurricane fans.

Butch Davis was Miami's head coach in the late 1990s, while Mario Cristobal played for The U and was also an assistant coach at his alma mater.

Manny Diaz just left Miami to take over at Temple, as Feldman notes.'s Justin Rowland also indicated that Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops could be a fit.

Richt compiled a 26-13 record in three seasons at Miami.