Mario Cristobal

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    September 23, 2013

    Which Team Is Florida's Worst: FIU or USF?

    More often than not the loser of the annual FIU-FAU game gets crowned the worst FBS team in Florida. This year something weird and strange is happening. USF, who once touted itself as part of Florida's "big four," sucks in historic measures. They opened their season with a 53-21 loss to McNesse Stat ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Florida College Football Rankings: FIU and FAU May Not Actually Be the Worst Florida Teams This Year

    Lots of people try and rank college football teams, but that ignores the fact that only teams from one state actually matter. Because clearly things need to be ranked in list format, Riptide is here to rank Florida's seven FBS teams. Join us this week as we witness the debut of a possible QB superst ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Hired Away from Hurricanes by Alabama

    It's nonstop Miami Hurricanes athletics news today. Mario Cristobal is leaving the Canes football staff less than two months after he was hired.The former Florida International University head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive-line coach.

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    January 24, 2013

    James Coley: Hurricanes Just Stole the Seminoles' Offensive Coordinator

    The string of good news for the Miami Hurricanes continues. After Jedd Fisch left the team as offensive coordinator to take the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team has now reportedly snagged a replacement form their biggest rivals. FSU's offensive coordinator, James Coley, has repo ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Is the Miami Hurricanes' New Associate Head Coach

    Mario Cristobal isn't going far after his surprising firing as FIU's head coach. He's just headed to Coral Gables.According to reports, Cristobal will join Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes staff as an associate head coach.

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    January 4, 2013

    Twitter Does Not Approve of FIU Hiring Ron Turner

    Ron Turner's Wikipedia page surely got a traffic spike this mourning as FIU Golden Panthers fans tried to figure who the hell exactly the team had hired as their new coach.Yes, after the surprise firing of Mario Cristobal, Athletic Director Pete Garcia has chose Ron Turner, a man with a former stint ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 7, 2012

    Butch Davis Doesn't Want that FIU Job Anyway

    Sorry Golden Panthers fans, your team won't be getting former Hurricanes coach Butch Davis. After the shocking firing of head coach Mario Cristobal, rumors emerged that Davis was the school's top choice. Which made a certain amount of sense, considering Davis has a long history with FIU's Athle ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Mario Cristobal: We Built FIU "From a Hole in the Ground"

    Do you have a college football team that's little more than a couple JuCo rejects and a dream? Is it basically a hole in the ground? Well, freshly fired former FIU coach Mario Cristobal would like to remind everyone that he specializes in turning laughingstocks into semi-respectable players. Perhaps ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Mario Cristobal Fired as FIU Football Coach

    Just a season ago, FIU football coach Mario Cristobal's name was being tossed around as a possibility for some very high profile coaching gigs at bigger schools. Instead he decided to stick with the Golden Panthers. Apparently loyalty doesn't pay. The school fired Cristobal today after a disappointi ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Butch Davis Top Candidate For FIU Job?

    Perhaps FIU's surprise firing of Mario Cristobal this morning makes a little bit more sense now. Butch Davis, the man who helped rebuild the Miami Hurricanes in the late '90s, is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.

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    October 8, 2012

    Who's Applying To Be University of Miami AD? An Exclusive Look at the Candidates

    For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    FIU Jumps to C-USA, Leaving Sun Belt Conference Behind

    The great college athletic conference shake up of the past year isn't quite over yet, and it's working its way down to the mid-majors.This morning, Florida International University announced that it's leaving the Sun Belt conference behind, and is moving on up to Conference USA in 2013. FIU could be ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Heading to Rutgers, According to Reports

    ​FIU fans recently breathed a sigh of relief when Mario Cristobal was passed over for the head coaching job at Pitt, but fans are tense again this morning as several reports indicate that Cristobal is close to be being named the new head coach at Rutgers.

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    January 11, 2012

    Lokal's Grand Opening Party: Have a Beer With the Mayor Next Thursday

    ​For some reason, in Miami a restaurant will open and then hold its grand opening about six months or a year later.Lokal's Matthew Kusher is taking a more traditional approach to the grand opening party -- he's holding it less than a month after his Coconut Grove restaurant actually opened its doo ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Probably Isn't Going Anywhere, For Now Anyway

    ​Breathe easy, Golden Panthers fans. Despite some murmurs that he was the front runner for the Pitt job, head coach Mario Cristobal isn't going anywhere. ESPN reports that Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will take that job, while the Miami Herald reports that FIU is in aggressive negot ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Report: FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Leading Candidate for Pitt Job

    ​Well, there were rumors that a Miami-area football coach could be leaving for a Pennsylvania school earlier this year, but Canes coach Al Golden squashed those Penn State rumors with a contract extension. Turns out those rumors may have been concentrating on the wrong Miami coach and Pennsylvania ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Randy Shannon's Name Keeps Popping Up as Possible Butch Davis Replacement

    ​In a shocking bit of fate, Butch Davis, the man widely credited for getting the Miami Hurricanes house back in order after NCAA sanctions, has been fired for dragging the UNC Tar Heels into their own NCAA investigation quagmire. The news cycle being what it is, sports writers are already offering ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    FIU Football: Our Polish Correspondent Invades the Pizza Bowl

    FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek Urbanczyk​Who says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Randy Shannon Will Win A National Championship

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this exclusive online column, Luke hits back at the Randy Shannon haters.I'm really sick and tired of hearing all these sports tal ... More >>