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Mario Cristobal in 'extensive discussions' with Miami to become next head coach, sources tell ESPN

Manny Diaz hasn't been fired by Hurricanes
Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal on sideline in 2021
Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-05 15:45:27-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Manny Diaz may not be the head coach at Miami for much longer.

Multiple sources told ESPN on Sunday that the school is in "extensive discussions" with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal to become the next coach of the Hurricanes.

The Miami native and former national championship-winning offensive lineman for the Hurricanes is 35-13 in four-plus seasons with the Ducks, including Oregon's 2017 bowl game after Willie Taggart left for Florida State.

Miami has not fired Diaz, who took over after Mark Richt retired after the 2018 season.

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz claps hands in rain in 2021
Miami head coach Manny Diaz watches during the second half of a game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami won 38-26.

Cristobal said Friday after Oregon's 38-10 loss to Utah in the Pacific 12 Conference Championship game that the school was working on a new contract for him.

The Hurricanes (7-5) have won five of their last six games after a 2-4 start to the season.

Cristobal coached Florida International from 2007-12, leading the Panthers to their first-ever bowl game in 2010.

Diaz is 21-15 through three seasons, including a 0-2 record in bowl games.