Canzano: Ducks Coach Cristobal Looking to Add Offensive Consultant
Our own John Canzano is reporting that Oregon Ducks Head Football Coach Mario Cristobal may not be done making moves.
After Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt agreed to a buyout in order to leave the program, Canzano reports that he’s hearing that Cristobal is looking to add an offensive-minded special assistant, and a former NFL name tops the list:
An NFL source told me on Thursday that former Indianapolis Colts and ex-Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski may have had discussions with Oregon about coming to Eugene as a possible “special assistant to the head coach.”
It’s a wild swing, but if true, I think bringing “Chud” to UO makes a lot sense.
Like Cristobal, Chudzinski has deep ties to Miami. There’s comfort there. The one-time Cleveland Browns head coach sat out last season. He won’t be sitting out another one, and he has a reputation as a tireless, no-ego coach who has deep play-calling expertise. And he’s already called plays for two No. 1 NFL Drafts picks at quarterback in Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.
While this doesn’t mean that Offensive Coordinator Marcus Arroyo is in any danger of losing his job, it does mean that Cristobal recognizes the need to maximize the play calling around returning quarterback Justin Herbert.
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