‘My response is Go Ducks:’ Mario Cristobal hilariously shuts down rumors about leaving Oregon for USC

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If there was ever any question about whether or not Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal might jump ship in Eugene and take his chances as the head coach of the USC Trojans, it should be put to rest immediately.

While appearing on the Doug Gottlieb show on Wednesday afternoon, Cristobal thought he was going to be involved in a conversation about his team, likely going over the program-defining win over Ohio State that took place in Columbus less than a week ago.

Instead, Gottlieb had other ideas and tried to talk to Cristobal about how possible it was that Oregon’s leading man would be interested in the job down in Los Angeles.

Cristobal’s response is priceless.

It was hard to imagine 24 hours ago that there’s anything Cristobal could do to make Oregon fans like him more, but he sure found a way to do it. The abruptness with which he shut down all questioning and even met Gottlieb’s hot-take persona with annoyance was endlessly entertaining, and something we will be listening to on repeat for quite some time.

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After having a coach leave Oregon for a “better job” less than a decade ago, it is refreshing to see Cristobal meet these rumors with such clarity. We can trust that his answer was honest.

“I’ll say it again, Go Ducks.”

Never change, coach. And please, never leave.

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