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Report: Oregon To Hire Alabama's Mario Cristobal As Co-Offensive Coordinator

Mario Cristobal is heading to Oregon as co-offensive coordinator, after four years on staff at Alabama, according to a report.

Cristobal will also coach the Ducks offensive line, based on the report by 247Sports.

Sources have confirmed, Oregon will hire Alabama offensive tackles/tight ends coach Mario Cristobal as its new co-Offensive Coordinator, as first-reported by 247Sports.

Cristobal will also coach the offensive line for the Ducks.

Before joining the staff at Alabama, Cristobal spent six years at FIU, taking the Panthers to their only two bowl games in program history in 2010 and 2011. He was controversially fired after a down year in 2012, when he went 3-9.

Before taking over FIU, Cristobal coached at Miami and Rutgers. He is known as a top recruiter, especially in Florida, and helped Alabama land top talent out of the Sunshine State. With two former USF head coaches on staff in Willie Taggart and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, Oregon could make a major play in the state of Florida. The Ducks lack a natural recruiting ground in their back yard, so it needs to get creative, and Taggart certainly has a staff incredibly familiar with Florida recruiting.

It is unclear who the other co-offensive coordinator will be for the Ducks, but Oregon fans have to be impressed with the staff Taggart has assembled so far.


Update: According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, former USF assistant David Reaves will also be a co-offensive coordinator with Cristobal. Reaves served as assistant head coach at Oregon in 2016. In 2015, he was USF's co-offensive coordinator and passing game coordinator.

See Oregon's 2017 football schedule below.