According to a report from Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports, University of Miami (FL) associate head coach/tight ends coach Mario Cristobal has been hired as the new Alabama offensive line coach.
Cristobal’s tenure on the Hurricanes coaching staff didn’t last long. He was hired by his alma mater on Jan. 10 after being fired as the Florida International head coach this offseason following a 3-9 season and a 27-47 career record at the school.
His coaching resume includes previous tenures at Miami, where he worked as a graduate assistant from 1998-2000 and as a tight ends and offensive line coach from 2004-2006. He has also worked as a tight ends and offensive line coach with Rutgers from 2001-2003.
During his four-year playing career at Miami, Cristobal won two national championships (1989, 1991) as an offensive tackle.
The 42-year-old coach will replace the recently departed Jeff Stoutland at the position, who left the program on Feb. 8 to take the same position on Chip Kelly’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles.