The University of Miami has been pursuing Oregon coach Mario Cristobal with its next head coach with the offer clearing around $8 million annually and according to the many reports, despite being having a sitting head coach with a non athletic director.
However, these discussions are being happening while sitting with Miami coach Manny Diaz who still has the job.
Diaz had been out on the recruiting trail for most of the weekend, but Jackson had been reported Diaz did not get on a planned flight to the visit of West Coast recruit as he awaits for the resolution.
Cristobal may have given his answer. Sports had Illustrated many reports that the Miami officials have given Cristobal a Monday deadline to decide if he will accept their offer or not?
Making matters more confusing, Cristobal had scheduled to join an Alamo Bowl media call by Sunday. However, Alamo Bowl officials are disallowing media questions by shield Cristobal, instead of opting for a bowl official to ask pre-screened questions.
The Herald had earlier reported that to Miami is expected to ‘make a run’ at Cristobal while the Oregonian’s John Canzano whose notes that Miami officials were hoping to the speak to Cristobal after Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Games.
To the cement its pitch to Cristobal, Canzano reports that the Miami is targeting Clemson athletic of being director of Dan Radakovich. However, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reports that has no decision has been made.
Radakovich started that his athletic administration career by getting an M.B.A. from the Miami, but is best known for transforming Clemson into a national power after being taking the job in the year 2012.
Oregon has not going down without being a fight. Canzano had given reports to the university and had put together a monster contract extension which described it as “Brian Kelly and Lincoln Riley dollars.”
While Riley has contract at USC is not in public, Kelly has deal at LSU will pay him more than $100 million over around 10 years if he lasts through the contract. As an announcement on Cristobal’s decision has been expected by Tuesday