Cal Football: Jim Michalczik Introduced, Charles Siddoway Dismissed

As expected, our offensive line coach returns according to Ryan Gorcey of Bear Territory ($). Woo! Nothing more to see here. For more on Michalczik's time at Cal and with the Raiders, check out our original story breaking the news of his return to Bear Territory.

Not so expected is the departure of potential offensive tackle Charles Siddoway, who could be leaving due to academic issues. With the status of Charles Ragland up in the air and Sam DeMartinis potentially graduating early, that could leave our California Golden Bears offensive tackle situation in dire straits. Cal with Mitchell Schwartz and Tyler Rigsbee as the only tackles with real starting experience next year. Will Matt Summers-Gavin have to move back from the guard spot to the outside, will Matt Williams be pushed into service a year before he's probably ready to suit up, or will Alejandro Crosthawaite see a lot of the field in his redshirt season? Cal does have guards in Brian Schwenke, Justin Cheadle, and young guys like Chris Adcock and Mark Brazinski who provide them stability on the inside, so the situation is up in the air.

Coach M has done a lot with weak talent before, but he's going to have his hands full in his first year back on the job in Strawberry Canyon.

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