Oregon, defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt mutually agree to part ways after two seasons

Statesman

Oregon's athletic department released a statement Thursday morning, saying that the football program and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt "mutually" parted ways.

"The agreement will be funded by athletics entirely from private sources and has a maximum amount of $2.5 million, payable over multiple years and subject to reduction based on future employment," the statement said. "A national search for a new UO defensive coordinator is underway."

There were reports Wednesday night that there had been a rift between head coach Mario Cristobal and Leavitt ever since former coach Willie Taggart left the program in December 2017.

Cristobal and Leavitt both interviewed for the head coaching job, with Cristobal being promoted.

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