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There's A "Wild Card" Candidate For The Miami Job

A look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami's No. 1 choice for its next head coach, according to multiple college football insiders, is likely Oregon's Mario Cristobal, who played for the Hurricanes.

A former NFL head coach, Rex Ryan, is reportedly being pushed for the job by some former Miami Hurricanes players.

There's a "wild card" candidate, too.

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers might be someone the Hurricanes end up targeting.

CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli thinks the Hurricanes should make a big push for the Syracuse head coach. "Miami is an attractive job to a lot of coaches for all of these reasons, and plenty of coaches would be happy to take the job. But before it talks to any of them, Miami needs to go after Babers first and make him decline a generous offer before looking elsewhere," he writes.

Miami was reportedly "shocked" by the news of Mark Richt's retirement, so the Hurricanes might take some time with its coaching search.

Stay tuned.