Toledo coach Jason Candle reportedly turns down Miami offensive coordinator job
Miami’s search for a new offensive coordinator will continue.
Toledo coach Jason Candle turned down an offer to join Mario Cristobal’s staff in Coral Gables, according to a report from The Toledo Blade.
Candle was reported to be one of the top candidates for Miami’s new offensive coordinator, according to a FootballScoop report on Monday.
Candle, who has been Toledo’s head coach for six seasons, is the second candidate to decline an offer from Cristobal. Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles reportedly turned down an offer for the same position at Miami, according to SB Nation. The Action Network previously reported tha t Miami offered Briles the position.
According to The Blade, Miami offered Candle between $1.6 and $1.8 million per year, a raise from his current salary of $1.2 million per year at Toledo.
Candle has compiled a 45-27 record in his tenure with the Rockets. Before taking over as Toledo’s coach, he spent seven years as an assistant coach at the school. He was Toledo’s offensive coordinator from 2012 until he was promoted to head coach before the Rockets’ appearance in the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl.