Tedford revealed Cal football's worst-kept secret by formally introducing a new trio of coaches. In addition to the new coaches, Tedford has promoted Ron Gould to running game coordinator on top of his duties as running backs coach. After two years of Marshall, Tedford is pleased to announced the return of Coach Michalczik.
"Jim is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success," said Tedford. "He understands our program and what it takes to win games at the highest level of football. We had a tremendous amount of success in our offensive line play during Jim's previous tenure at Cal and we plan to resume and surpass that level of success in the future."
"My entire family is excited and fired up to be returning to the Cal football program," said Michalczik. "I am thankful for the opportunity coach Tedford has provided me to return to his staff and resume working with him. I am proud of what we have accomplished at Cal in the past and am looking forward to what we can accomplish in the future."
Tedford continued to bring the old band back together by having Kiesau rejoin the staff.
"We're excited to have Eric rejoin the Cal football family," said Tedford. "He did a tremendous job in all aspects of coaching our wide receivers during his first stint at Cal, and he understands what we expect of both our coaches and players. Eric has a strong work ethic, and is an excellent teacher of the wide receiver position and all aspects of the game of football."
"I feel fortunate to be able to return to a place that provided some of my fondest football memories," said Kiesau. "I am committed to helping Cal consistently remain one of the nation's top football programs on the field, in the classroom and in the community."
Marcus Arroyo, the newest member of the Cal staff, will serve as quarterbacks coach.
"Marcus is a tremendous addition to our staff," said Tedford. "He has done an excellent job developing quarterbacks throughout his coaching career. He's young and enthusiastic, but he also has more than a decade of experience coaching and playing the position at the collegiate level. We're excited to bring him into our program."
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to join the football coaching staff at the University of California," said Arroyo. "Growing up in Northern California, I have long admired Cal as a place that is a fabulous university with an excellent football program. I hope that I can add to what Cal already is by bringing my energy, enthusiasm and knowledge for the game of football and specifically the quarterback position."
After the jump both basketball teams manage to lose in equally devastating fashion, Les Richter joins the NFL Hall of Fame, and the rest of Cal sports enjoys a generally successful weekend.
- At the post-game press conference Monty was pleased with his team's performance, but critical of the little mistakes that allowed Arizona to keep battling back.
- Faraudo's game thread is a great recap, but it can't capture the MADNESS that was last night's game.
- Faraudo wraps up coverage with some press conference quotes and tidbits of information.
- The women's team held the lead for nearly the entire game until ASU hit a desperation three with 0.1 seconds left to win 45-44.
- JO tries to piece together the offensive coaching puzzle to figure out who will be calling plays.
- Les Richter, member of Pappy's 1949-1951 teams and starter in two Rose Bowls, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
- No. 3 women's water polo opened the Stanford Invitational with a 14-10 win over San Jose State. They lost to top-ranked host Stanford 10-5.