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FIU defensive coordinator search update

Inquiries abound FIU’s vacant defensive coordinator position have poured in from far and wide, and Mario Cristobal’s biggest challenge might be finding time for all the interviews.

Cristobal has spoken to “lots of real good candidates” about the position, and expects to chat with several more before deciding on a replacement to Geoff Collins, who left the team last week to take a similar position with Mississippi State.

Out of respect to the candidates, Cristobal declined to make the names public, but at least one high-profile coach has expressed interest in the job.

He’s looking at coaches at all levels, and is intrigued with a couple of guys from the Division I-AA level, because of their familiarity with spread offenses, which is the predominant system in the Sun Belt.

The unprecedented level of interest is a reflection on just how far the program has come in the last year, with its first conference title and bowl win.

More when we hear it …

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