Cristobal returns to Hurricanes

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Updated: January 10, 2013

Mario Cristobal is back with the Miami Hurricanes.

Cristobal, a former Hurricanes player and coach, was named the associate head
coach and tight ends coach on Thursday. He spent the past six seasons as the
head coach at Florida International, posting a record of 27-47 before being
fired in December after a 3-9 campaign.

Prior to taking the FIU position, Cristobal was an assistant at Miami. He
coached the tight ends in 2004 and ’05, then moved on to the offensive line
position in 2006.

The Miami native also spent three seasons as an assistant at Rutgers.

Cristobal won a pair of national championships as a player at Miami from
1988-92.