former Florida International Panther head coach Mario Cristobal

Former Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal is apparently the favorite to take over the Alabama Crimson Tide’s offensive line coaching duties.

CBSSports is reporting that Cristobal will be named the next O-line coach at Bama:

Cristobal replaces Jeff Stoutland, who joined Chip Kelly’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. This is an important hire for Alabama, which relied heavily on Stoutland for the development of a stout offensive line. UCF’s assistant Brent Key also interviewed for the job last week.

It’s uncertain what exact title Cristobal will have with Alabama, but he’s clearly filling the offensive line void left by Stoutland.

Cristobal wasn’t given a fair chance at FIU and had the program turning around in 2010 and 2011 when he led the Panthers to a 7-6 and 8-5 season. He was fired after finishing 3-9 in 2012.

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