The Oregon Ducks have a contract extension offer in place for Mario Cristobal, according to the Oregonian’s John Canzano. The extension is line with the recent contracts for Brian Kelly at LSU and Lincoln Riley at USC, per the report. With Cristobal considered a candidate for the Miami (FL) job in the event Manny Diaz is fired, the Ducks are prepared to keep their head coach around.
Cristobal has amassed a 35-12 record at Oregon, including three bowl game appearances in every full season he’s coached. He took over for Willie Taggart after serving as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
The connection to Miami is obviously for Cristobal and the school. He was an offensive lineman during his playing days at the school and served as a graduate assistant there to start his coaching career. Cristobal was also a tight end and offensive line coach for the Hurricanes, so he’s very familiar with the program. Miami doesn’t have an athletic director at the moment, so there’s still plenty of uncertainty around the program.