Alabama offensive tackles/tight ends coach Mario Cristobal is leaving the program to become the co-offensive coordinator at Oregon where he will also coach the offensive line, according to 247Sports.
Cristobal, 46, joined the Crimson Tide in 2013 after serving as the head coach at Florida International University from 2007-12. He also served as an assistant coach at Miami 2004-06 and Rutgers 2001-2003.
During his four seasons with the Tide, Alabama has posted a 51-6 record. In 2015, his offensive line was awarded the Joe Moore Award, which is given to the toughest, most physical line in the nation. He also helped coach former Alabama center Ryan Kelly to a Rimington Trophy in 2015 while coaching left tackle Cam Robinson to an Outland Trophy this season.
“I wish him the best,” Robinson said. “He was one of the better coaches I played for. He pushed me to limits I thought I’d never get to. He did a great job while here. He did an excellent job while here. I just wish him the best of luck.”
As productive as Cristobal has been on the field, his biggest impact has come on the recruiting the recruiting trail. He was named the National Recruiter of the Year by 247Sports in the 2015 cycle and is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 recruiter.
Notable players signed by Cristobal include Robinson, Jonah Williams, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Da’Ron Payne, Calvin Ridley and Jerry Jeudy.