User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Soccer
Golf
Auto
More
Betting Tools

 
Mario Cristobal returning to Miami

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Mario Cristobal is going back to his roots with the Miami Hurricanes - again.

Advertisement
Cristobal has been hired as the Hurricanes' associate head coach and tight ends coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. Former Miami player Kareem Brown is returning as a graduate assistant with the defensive line and the team is shifting Brennan Carroll from tight ends to wide receivers coach, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the moves had not been announced.

For Cristobal, who was fired as Florida International's coach last month, it's yet another Hurricane homecoming.

He won two national championships with Miami as a player and was a first-team All-Big East offensive lineman as a senior in 1992. He was a graduate assistant at Miami from 1998 through 2000, then returned as an assistant coach from 2004 through 2006.

And now, he starts a fourth stint as a `Cane.

``Even with all the places I've been, I've always loved the University of Miami,'' Cristobal said last year.

Cristobal has also coached at Rutgers, was briefly with the Denver Broncos as a player in 1994 and had a playing stint in NFL Europe.

Cristobal left Miami to become the head coach at FIU, turning around a moribund program and taking it to a Sun Belt championship and the first two bowl games in the school's history. He spent six seasons at FIU before being fired - a move that surprised many around the Panthers' program - and speculation immediately began that he and Miami would find a way to reunite.

Cristobal's addition would figure to be a major help for Miami in recruiting, particularly in South Florida. Cristobal is a Miami native, with strong ties to virtually all of the region's top high school programs, and recruited all parts of talent-rich Florida extensively when he was running the program at FIU.

Brown, who played at Miami Norland High, was with the Hurricanes from 2002 through 2006 and was drafted by the New England Patriots. He had brief stays with the Patriots, New York Jets, New York Giants and Tennessee Titans as an NFL player.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Playoff Props posted
Marshall RB charged in beating gay men
Determination fuels Ohio State LB Lee
Urban Meyer undergoes appendectomy
New bowls push postseason to 42 games
Big 12's Bowlsby backs off title game talk
Stanford, SDSU announce home-and-home
Cactus Bowl moving back to Chase Field
Clemson QB on track for full recovery
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2014 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Michael Black + 2299
Dave Cokin + 2207
Kevin Rogers + 1254
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Brian Edwards + 303
ASA + 300
Jimmy Boyd + 290
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Dave Cokin 61 %
Michael Black 57 %
Stephen Nover 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1235
Jimmy Boyd + 765
Michael Black + 440
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 1498
Stephen Nover + 1332
Tony Stoffo + 1087
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1895
Kevin Rogers + 1135
Kyle Hunter + 405
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb