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University of Miami hires Mario Cristobal as next head coach

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The University of Miami has fired their head coach, Manny Diaz after three seasons. Diaz was made the Miami Hurricanes’ head football coach in 2019, lasting until the end of the 2021 season. Before being named the head coach, Diaz was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. He had an overall record of 21-15 and 16-9 against the ACC. In the two bowl games in which the Hurricanes played, Diaz went 0-2 in the Independence Bowl and the Cheez-It Bowl.

As Diaz’s replacement, the University of Miami has tapped Miami native, Mario Cristobal. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported the news via Twitter on Monday.

Cristobal coached the Oregon Ducks from 2017 to 2021, going 35-13 in 48 games. Within the Pac-12, Cristobal collected a record of 23-9. He also made four bowl games, losing the Las Vegas Bowl and Fiesta Bowl in 2017 and 2021, respectively. Cristobal and Oregon won the Redbox Bowl and Rose Bowl in 2018 and 2019.

Stay tuned for more college football updates, including more on coaching changes around the sport.

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