Good call, Mario…

Mario Cristobal will not coach the Canes’ offensive line this Sunday in Boise when the Miami takes on Nevada in the Smurf Turf Bowl.

“I would like to wish the University of Miami players and coaches the best of luck in their bowl game against Nevada,” Cristobal said in a statement released by FIU Tuesday night.

“Unfortunately, my responsibility as coach at FIU will not allow me to make the trip. This is something that I discussed with coach [Larry Coker], and we have come to an understanding.”

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Coker is coaching the Canes in the 2006 season finale even though he was let go the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Last week I called for Cristobal to not coach this game, listing a litany of reasons why it’s time for both sides to move on. His task list at FIU is a mile long and there’s no reason for him to stick around The U for a meaningless bowl game.

Conversely, Coker will lead Miami – while new head coach Randy Shannon coaches the defense – because he doesn’t have another job lined up yet.

Again, best wishes to Mario. A great call on his part to not accept Coker’s invite to coach his former position players on Sunday night. Time to move on.