Miami Hurricanes and former Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Richt introduced his retirement on Sunday. Richt ended his tenure in Miami with a 26-12 file over his three seasons, after returning to his alma mater. In 2017, he received the 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the 12 months Award.
Listed here are 4 candidates who would make for a superb alternative for the achieved coach.
- Mario Cristobal, Oregon, head coach: He’ll solely have yet another yr of Justin Herbert, which is the most important draw for Cristobal to stay with the Geese. In any other case, he could be smart to make the transfer to Miami, the place he as soon as starred as a participant and commenced his teaching profession, the place he might carry a better profile.
- Kliff Kingsbury, USC, offensive coordinator: Earlier this season, Kingsbury was considered a possible head teaching candidate within the NFL, even after Texas Tech fired him this yr. He’s at present agreed to be the offensive coordinator at USC, however the quarterback guru might make sense for the Hurricanes.
- Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic, head coach: He has held no scarcity of head teaching gigs, with jobs at Oakland Raiders, Tennessee, USC and now FAU. His 2018 season wasn’t notably spectacular, however he did win Convention USA in 2017. And he has at all times been a superb recruiter.
- Manny Diaz, Temple, head coach: He left for Temple on Dec. 13. Might he reverse course? He had a robust tenure because the Hurricanes defensive coordinator — they could need to discover the potential of poaching him again from Temple.