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Cristobal might go where Golden has gone before

Sources close to Mario Cristobal confirmed today's Philadelphia Inquirer report that he interviewed this weekend for the head coaching job at Temple, where current University of Miami coach Al Golden blew his whistle before coming down to South Florida. Steve Addazio, who went 9-4 with a New Mexico Bowl win in 2011 and 4-7 in 2012 in his two years at Temple, took the head coaching job at Boston College last week

The Denver Post is reporting Colorado has hired Mike MacIntyre from San Jose State for the head coaching job in Boulder. If correct, it removes one more possible landing spot for Cristobal, whom I'd heard drew some interest in Cristobal for that job. His next job and how soon it happens matters as far as how much money FIU will have to spend on its next coach for the next couple of years. If he gets another head coaching job for next year, FIU could be on the hook for as little as $453,183. If he doesn't, FIU's ponying up $906,366.

And for those who chuckled at the idea of Bobby Petrino taking his reputation bath at a school such as FIU...Chad Bishop of the Bowling Green Daily News was first among several to report that Petrino will be named Western Kentucky's new head coach today. Willie Taggart left his college home, Western, last week to go back to his native home, taking the University of South Florida job.

Congratulations to linebacker Winston Fraser, who just passed by in his cap and gown after going through his graduation ceremony, and all athletes who are getting their sheepskins this week. Hope the real world welcomes you with gainful employment. If not, don't sniff at grad school.

 

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Thanks for the info, David...and Good luck to Coach Cristobal!

Great to see our athletes getting that diploma and for people like you to accentuate this fact. Good stuff.

Go FIU!!

Well, apparently, WKU will announce Petrino as their new coach in a couple of hours, according to Bishop's latest tweet. Oh well....

Butch Davis and Bobby Petrino would have been OK but FIU should be aiming a little higher, maybe they can pry Nick Saban or Les Miles loose?

Mario Cristobal would be a perfect candidate - knows the area, coming off building a program from nothing, would probably stick around for a while...

No matter where he goes, the chances are around 90% that it's a clear upgrade from FIU for him as a coach. Temple, a Big East AQ school, would do that. Good for him.

Good hire for WKU... I laughed at him as a candidate for FIU also partially because of possible tension with PG. There can only be one papichulo in any one place.

Anyways...good to see there is so much digital love and support for Mc in MIami. All this digital support is charming.

6 years He begged to get on any form of media. Now in the last week he has made apperances on every show in every language....lol. Interesting.

For anyone one to suggest that this or any other FBS job is a bad job for Coaches with zero HC expirience is crazy. Taggart just went from WKU to USF from 300k to 1.1 million. Hugh Freeze and Guz Mahlzan when to SEC....

Let's see how MC does.

Great hire for Wku...I really hope MC gets Temple job. Helps save FIU money!

Chia, don't get me started on radio buddies MC has. None of them seem to follow or have gone to FIU football games and they're crying foul.

Keep the coverage coming DJN! Once interviews take place, we want your predictions

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