Mario Cristobal expected to be named permanent head football coach for Ducks

Interim head coach Mario Cristobal is expected to be named the Ducks permanent head coach Friday.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 10:58 AM
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 11:07 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Three days after Mario Cristobal was named interim head football coach, he is now expected to be named permanent head coach.

Cristobal took over head coaching duties since Taggart made his decision to leave for Florida State University.

Both players and Duck fans have been active on social media launching a petition to keep Cristobal as the head coach.

Cristobal joined Oregon football in January of 2017. He worked as the Ducks' co-offensive coordinator, run-game coordinator, and offensive line coach during the 2017 season. And will be leading the team as they head to the Vegas Bowl.

Cristobal previously served as head coach at Florida International University from 2007-2012.

From 2013-2016, he also served as assistant head coach and offensive line coach at the University of Alabama.

He also was apart of the football programs at Rutgers University from 2001-2003 and the University of Miami from 2004-2006.

KEZI 9 News will continue to follow this story to find out which coaches he will keep on staff.

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