Alabama officially losing their top recruiter to another Power 5 school Tom Pennington/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Assistant Head Coach/Tackles and Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator Mario Cristobal of the Alabama Crimson Tide cheers in the first half while taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Another day, another loss for Alabama’s coaching staff.

On Tuesday, Oregon and head coach Willie Taggart officially announced that they had hired Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal. Cristobal will serve as a co-offensive coordinator with the Ducks.

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The hire is significant for Oregon, as Cristobal has been one of Alabama’s top recruiters over the past few years. Cristobal is an expert in recruiting Florida thanks to his past work with both Miami and Florida International.

Oregon will definitely need that recruiting power, as the Ducks trailed off in that part of the college game under former head coach Mark Helfrich. Helfrich was fired after a 4-8 season in 2016, and Taggart was hired away from South Florida to be his replacement.

Once again, Alabama will be looking to reload their coaching staff much like they do their recruiting classes.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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