Oregon didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach after Willie Taggart bolted for Florida State earlier in the week.
Mario Cristobal, who was the Ducks’ offensive coordinator this season and had already been named interim coach for the upcoming Las Vegas Bowl, was officially named as Taggart’s permanent replacement on Friday. The 47-year-old was previously head coach at Florida International from 2007-12 and prior to joining Oregon in 2017 spent four years as Alabama’s offensive line coach.
Cristobal: "I am beyond humbled and honored to be here today as the head football coach at the University of Oregon."
— Ryan Thorburn (@rgduckfootball) December 9, 2017
Cristobal was one of several people Oregon considered for the position, but athletic director Rob Mullens said one person stood out from the pack:
UO AD Rob Mullens: "Something separated Mario from the group."
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) December 9, 2017
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