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Four-Star QB Announces Decommitment From Oregon Hours After Cristobal's Departure

Tanner Bailey, a four-star quarterback from Gordo, Ala., has decommitted from Oregon in the wake of Mario Cristobal's departure. 

News broke on Monday morning that Cristobal was reportedly leaving to become the coach at Miami, his alma mater. Cristobal went 35–13 in four seasons at Oregon and won Pac-12 titles in 2019 and 2020 before losing to Utah in the Pac-12 championship Friday.

"First and foremost, I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play this great game of football," Bailey posted on Twitter. "I would also like to thank Coach Cristobal, Coach Moorhead, Coach Costa, Coach Woodiel, and the rest of the Oregon staff for believing in me, and offering me a chance to play football at such a great university. 

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"At this time, I would like to announce my de-commitment from the University of Oregon. Thank you to everyone who supported me thus far."

Bailey had received interest from Alabama and Auburn among other schools before the Alabama native committed to Oregon. 

Entering this season, Oregon had the No. 16 recruiting class in the country for the class of 2022, according to Sports Illustrated's John Garcia Jr

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