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Mario Cristobal- Front Runner for the Pitt job?

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-panthers/2011/12/15/2638833/pitt-coaching-search-mario-cristobal-reported-todd-graham-arizona-state

Pitt Coaching Search: Mario Cristobal Reported Frontrunner
Dec 15
3:49p
by Adam Bittner

Just over 24 hours after coach Todd Graham bolted from Pittsburgh to take the head coaching position at Arizona State, it appears the brass in Oakland may already be narrowing their choices for his replacement. WPXI's Rich Walsh tweets that Florida International's Mario Cristobal is currently a frontrunner.

Cristobal just finished his fifth season with the Golden Panthers of the Sun Belt and has a 24-37 career record as a head coach. After losing seasons in his first three years at Florida International, however, he has led his team to back-to-back bowl appearances in 2010 and 2011, as well as a conference title last year. The 8-4 Golden Panthers will face Marshall in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl on Dec. 20.

The 41-year old played his college football at Miami (FL) and served as as assistant with both the Hurricanes and Rutgers before taking the job at FIU in 2007.

For the latest on the Pitt coaching search, stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: Mario Cristobal- Front Runner for the Pitt job?

With what hes done there its only a matter of time before he is gone.

We will be facing the same thing when Pelini turns us around in a few years.

You can only hope that when a coach leaves, he leaves your program better then when he found and in position to hi/offer equal or better talent then when he left.

stAte is a prime example this year.

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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Re: Mario Cristobal- Front Runner for the Pitt job?

stAte is not gonna have a full cupboard for Mahlzan, especially on the D.

A big porblem for him will be losing the entire D backfiel - all four of 'em, and both DE's

On O losing Lawson at RB and Frampton at WR along with two OL, not too bad there but they are gonna give up  a lot more points next year!
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owlfamily said

With what hes done there its only a matter of time before he is gone.

We will be facing the same thing when Pelini turns us around in a few years.

You can only hope that when a coach leaves, he leaves your program better then when he found and in position to hi/offer equal or better talent then when he left.

stAte is a prime example this year.

If Pelini can stay as long as Mario did at FIU, the difference is, we may be in a better conference by then or in a position to get a good replacement with a lot of money being brought in each season.

Mario has done a hell of a job at FIU and I would not be sad to see him go

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Was listening to ESPN radio just now and the guy on there says to expect to hear Cristobal take the Pitt job officially after the game tonight.
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GO OWLS!
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Re: Mario Cristobal- Front Runner for the Pitt job?

My how things change after your team looks terrible on national TV! :)

Penn State still needs a head coach!!
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TeamBeer said

My how things change after your team looks terrible on national TV! :)

+1
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Penn State still needs a head coach…

+100 HA HA HA!
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Cristobal will be the new Rutgers HC.  Sucks for FIU 2 days before NSD.
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