Everybody suspected that Pierre Ingram would be the next Cal Running Backs Coach. This was especially true after this tweet:
@deseanjackson10 I'm the New Running Back Coach at your Alma Mater trying to Put Cal in the Rose Bowl... CAN I GET A RETWEET !!!!!— PIERREINGRAM (@PIngram1) December 14, 2012
Or this vague, but seemingly relevant tweet:
December 14, 2012
Or the fact that his Twitter cover photo (which we should really get one ourselves) is a shot of the Cal locker room.
Or the fact that he has been following us for the last several days! Go us!
But now it is all official and stuff:
BERKELEY - Pierre Ingram has agreed to become the running backs coach at Cal, head coach Sonny Dykes announced Friday. Ingram served in the same role for Dykes at Louisiana Tech the last three seasons, including in 2012 when the Bulldogs posted a 9-3 record and led the nation in scoring offense by averaging 51.50 points per game.
Ingram, who was named the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Recruiter of the Year by ESPN.com, coached Freshman All-American and WAC Freshman of the Year Kenneth Dixon this past season. Capital One Academic All-America® first teamer Ray Holley was also under his tutelage in 2012.
"Pierre Ingram is one of the best young coaches in the nation," Dykes said. "He is a talented person with a terrific future ahead of him and will be a tremendous asset to our football program. We're thrilled he's joining our staff at Cal."
"This is a great opportunity for me," Ingram said. "I'm thankful that coach Dykes has hired me on his staff at Cal along with some of the other guys from our successful offense at Louisiana Tech. Cal is a program with great tradition, and the coaching staff he's bringing in is going to add to that as well as bring some spark and energy to move forward in the Pac-12."
In addition to leading the country in scoring offense, Tech was among the 2012 national leaders in total offense (2nd, 577.92 ypg) and rushing offense (18th, 227.17 ypg) with a unit that scored more than 40 points in 11 of 12 games and over 50 points on eight occasions. Tech's high-powered offense also committed only 13 turnovers to tie for the 10th-lowest total in the country, matching a tied for 10th national ranking with a +1.08 turnover margin.
This is the man to replace Coach Gould. What are your thoughts on this? GO BEARS!