Michelle Kaufman: Mario Cristobal has UM football in the national conversation again. That’s a start.

The scene was all too familiar for long-suffering University of Miami football fans: Former Hurricanes center and resident emcee Don Bailey, wearing a “U” lapel pin, introduced with great enthusiasm the fourth new coach in the past 10 years to a crowd of buzzing school officials, coaches, athletes, alumni and media members. Miami native Mario Cristobal, the latest coach promising to lead the Canes back to greatness, accepted a Hurricanes jersey, threw his hands up in the “U”, and shared his vision as his family members beamed with pride. Among those watching the presentation at the indoor prac...


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