Miami's football program has its eyes set on a former Hurricanes' assistant to be the team's next head coach, according to a report by FootballScoop.com.
Alabama offensive line coach and former Miami player/coach Mario Cristobal is at the "top of the list" for the Hurricanes, per the report.
Cristobal, 45, played at Miami from 1989-92. He was an assistant for the Hurricanes from 2004-06 and has been at Alabama since 2013.
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From the report:
Sources tell FootballScoop that Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is “at the top of the list” for Miami and that discussions have taken place between representatives on each side.
Our source was unable to say whether Cristobal is alone at the top of the list or not but it is clear there is real interest from The U on this one, and that aligns with what local high school coaches think would be a good hire for Miami. 247 sports asked a number of local high school coaches who they felt Miami should hire and there was strong support for Cristobal.
Hiring Cristobal would be a move likely received very well by Miami fans. He'd surely be able to recruit South Florida at an extremely high level.