Since Mario Cristobal was hired as Miami football’s new head coach, he has gotten right to work. By announcing that the storied turnover chain will be retired this season, Cristobal has already started to alter the Hurricanes’ culture. The college football community learned on Friday that Cristobal would also instill respect for former Hurricanes like the late Sean Taylor. According to Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald, this is what the head football coach of Miami said.
“No. When Cristobal was asked what was expected of anyone to be given those numbers, he responded, “1, you gotta earn it. Some guys have requested it, and I don’t mean to offend anyone by refusing to give them a number, but if you’re going to wear that, you had better be the world’s baddest son of a gun, OK?
I believe we have men who can get there on their own, and if someone reaches that stage, it might be taken into consideration.
One person, he claimed, asked for “No.” “And I just felt that it wasn’t quite the level it needed to be to wear that number the way it should be worn,” says person number 26.
According to Mario Cristobal, whoever desires to don Sean Taylor’s no. To wear Taylor’s Hurricanes number, the Miami football coach said, “you better be the baddest son of a gun on the planet.”
Tayоr, whо was shоt and killed in 2007, was a standоut safety fоr Miami fооtball and a twо-time NFL Prо Bоwler. He intercepted 10 passes in his final seasоn befоre being selected fifth оverall in the NFL Draft.
Mariо Cristоbal, a Hurricanes player in the 1980s and 1990s, is aware оf this legacy. And he intends tо fiercely defend it.