Report: Miami gives Cristobal deadline to accept offer

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Miami has given Oregon's Mario Cristobal a deadline of midday Monday to accept its offer to become the head coach of the Hurricanes, sources told Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.

Cristobal and the Canes have worked out final contract details, but the coach has yet to sign a deal, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The Hurricanes plan to bring back Manny Diaz for a fourth season if they can't land Cristobal, according to Dellenger. Diaz posted a 7-5 record this season, leading to a Sun Bowl berth, and is 21-15 over three campaigns.

Miami reportedly has its sights on Cristobal with plans to bring Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich along with him. The Hurricanes expect to make a final decision on an athletic director after resolving their coaching situation, Delleger notes.

Cristobal, 51, played offensive tackle at Miami from 1989-92. He also began his coaching career at The U, working as a graduate assistant from 1998-2000.

Cristobal has spent the last four years at Oregon, accumulating a 35-13 record. He guided the Ducks to 10 wins this season, though a blowout loss to Utah in the Pac-12 championship game put a damper on the campaign.

Cristobal is known as one of the top recruiters in the nation. He's assembled two top-10 classes in the last three years for the Ducks.

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