Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
Cal has now officially reached out to Gary Andersen and Troy Calhoun. We can be certain that several other candidates have unofficially been contacted. Greg Roman refuses to tell anyone if he is one of them.
For the second time this week we have some concrete news! Cal has reached out to Gary Andersen (officially, we have also reached out to Troy Calhoun). Also, Tedford (thankfully) stated that he is not interested in the Colorado position. With an administration like that, who would be?
Utah State's Gary Andersen has been contacted by Cal about its vacant football coaching position, sources said, but the Bears could face competition for his services.
Andersen, who guided the Aggies to a 10-2 regular-season record and the outright Western Athletic Conference title, also has heard from representatives of Colorado, according to a Denver Post report.
Jeff Tedford, fired Nov. 20 as Cal's coach, does not appear to be among the candidates to replace Jon Embree at Colorado. The Daily Camera of Boulder reported that a source close to Tedford said he is not interested.
On Thursday, Inman tried again:
CI: Greg, is the Cal job attractive to you?
GR: I don’t know anything about it.
CI: Nothing, huh?
GR: Cal’s a great school and it’s got great potential.
Well, he tried.
- Cal agreed to a home-and-home with San Diego State. The Aztecs will visit Memorial Stadium in 2015 and the Bears will visit Qualcomm Stadium in 2016.
- ManBearCal assembles a list of dream defensive coaches. The biggest position, defensive coordinator, goes to Bob Diaco.
- Former UC Davis coach Jom Sochor says the time is right for Cal to lure Chris Petersen out of Boise. With a new AD and the move to the Big East, Petersen may change his mind according to Sochor.
- Ron Gould secured the commitment of four-star running back Khalfani Muhammad.
- CalBears.com posted its articles from the UW edition of its gameday paper. As usual, it's a solid collection of player profiles: Keenan Allen and Zack Maynard, DeAndre Coleman, Marc Anthony, Chris McCain, and Josh Hill.
- The men's team climbs from 46th to 32nd in ESPN's rankings of the top 68 teams in the nation. The Bears are 3rd in the Pac-12, behind Colorado (27th) and Arizona (16th).
- X-rays showed no structure damage to Ricky Kreklow's foot. He will almost certainly sit out this weekend's game.
- Cal opens the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina. The Bears will look to avenge last season's five-set loss to UNC in the opener of the NCAA Tournament.
- Veteran men's team head coach Kevin Grimes talks about CalBears.com about this year's improvement, his seniors' pro prospects, the Pac-12 Network, and more.