Mario Cristobal

Report: Cristobal interviews for Temple job


One of the hottest names on the coaching carousel the past couple of years, Mario Cristobal was abruptly canned by FIU earlier this month.

Less than a week later, though, Cristobal is already drawing interest from schools in search of their next head coach.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cristobal interviewed for the Temple vacancy Saturday night.  The Owls are looking to replace Steve Addazio, who left last week to take the Boston College job.

Cristobal would’ve been at least the third coach interviewed by Temple Saturday, joining New York Giants assistant Matt Rhule and current Owls defensive coordinator Chuck Heater.  Additionally, the Inquirer reports, Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw interviewed Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton Sunday.

Miami (Fla.) defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio is expected to be at least one of the candidates interviewing with Bradshaw Monday.  D’Onofrio, a former Temple coordinator, is reportedly being pushed for the job by former Owls and current Hurricanes head coach Al Golden.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.