Former Canes player: Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal leading candidate for Miami job
We’ve been hearing the rumors for several weeks now: Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is a primary candidate for Miami’s head coaching job.
The Hurricanes parted ways with Al Golden in October, and some recruits have been pushing for the “U” to give Cristobal the reins in 2016.
Last week, Miami announced it would be using a search firm and two former greats — Jonathan Vilma and Vinny Testaverde — to find candidates. Thursday, Joaquin Gonzalez tweeted that Cristobal and Butch Davis (who won three Big East titles with Miami) are winning the race.
According to Gonzalez, former NFL head coaches Rob Chudzinski and Greg Schiano are also in the mix.
Cristobal joined Nick Saban’s Alabama staff in 2013 after spending six years as the head coach at Florida International. He played for Miami from 1989-1992, and then served as a graduate assistant at the “U” from 1998-2000.