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Miami Will Reportedly Target Another Major Program's Head Coach

The Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 06: The Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina defeated Miami 33-27. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Miami's football program is in need of a new head coach and there's reportedly already a clear favorite for the job.

The Hurricanes learned this morning that Mark Richt was retiring from his position as the school's head coach.

Miami is reportedly "shocked" by the news, but the Hurricanes are coming off a highly disappointing 2018 season and could be in need of a restart.

The U will reportedly target another major program's head coach for their hire.

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, who played at Miami and began his coaching career with the Hurricanes, reportedly has the job if he wants it.

The question, of course, is would he leave the Ducks, who are primed for a big year in 2019?

"Until further notice, Miami is Mario Cristobal's to turn down. Complicating matters: He absolutely loves Oregon, it's easier to win at Oregon (no Clemson in the league) but Miami is a better job," CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports.

Oregon has star quarterback Justin Herbert back for 2019 and could make a run at the Pac-12 title.

Miami is home for Cristobal, though, and the Hurricanes will probably be tough to turn down.

Stay tuned.