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College football: Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach

College football: Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach

Oregon assistant Mario Cristobal was officially promoted to head coach a year to the day after Willie Taggart was introduced.

Taggart bolted Tuesday for the top job at Florida State, and Cristobal — the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach — was named interim coach for the Las Vegas Bowl. But after a groundswell of support from the players, that interim label was removed on Friday.

The 47-year-old Cristobal becomes Oregon's 34th head coach.

“I know this, and I think everyone that knows me will also know this: You'll receive every ounce of effort, sweat — whatever it takes to ensure our student-athletes have the finest...

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