Just a few weeks after being hired by Miami, associate head coach Mario Cristobal has interviewed for the Alabama offensive line coaching position.
Cristobal, who graduated from UM in 1993, was hired by Al Golden in January after being fired from FIU to serve as his associate head coach/tight ends coach. With the departure of Alabama offensive line coach and former UM coach Jeff Stoutland to the Philadelphia Eagles, it appears that the Crimson Tide are interested in the former FIU head coach.
According to Chris Stock of InsideTheU, Cristobal was expected to interview for the position this past Thursday or Friday.
Aside from Cristobal, Alabama has also reached out to South Carolina assistant football coach Shawn Elliott who has decided to remain with Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks.
In a statement released by Elliott:
It was a great honor to be considered for a coaching position at the University of Alabama, but I feel it’s in the best interest of me and my family to remain at South Carolina.”
Another candidate to have been interviewed by Alabama is UCF offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Brent Key. Key was nominated for the Broyles Award in 2012, an award honoring the nation’s top assistant head coach.
At this time it is unclear whether or not Cristobal has been offered the job. Stay tuned.