Cal might be looking for a new coach soon. Pierre Ingram is in deep trouble.
Pierre Ingram, the Golden Bears' recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, was arrested after he allegedly solicited an undercover officer online and then showed up at the Motel 6 on Embarcadero.
He was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor solicitation of a lewd act, was booked, cited and given a court date to appear next month.
Ingram was hired by Sonny Dykes as part of his initial staff, was moved to receivers coach and primary recruiting coordinator after the departure of several assistants, and was an up-and-comer on the West Coast trails; he had proven to be a strong recruiter the past several seasons and landed some of our best offensive recruits. His future with the Cal program has to be very much in doubt. At the moment, he is not with the program. (At least we have an idea why the spring game was so weird!)
Cal athletics says Pierre Ingram placed on administrative leave and did not participate in Saturday's spring game.— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) April 20, 2015
Cal athletic department still gathering information on Pierre Ingram arrest. Will await further comment until situation is "fully assessed."
— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) April 20, 2015
Ingram's contract at Cal is set to expire on April 30. If terminated before then, he has to repay $20k signing bonus. Made $200K last year.— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) April 20, 2015
If Ingram was relieved of his duties, it would leave only Tony Franklin and Sonny as the two remaining real offensive minds on our offensive coaching staff, with Rob Likens and Zach Yenser departing to Kansas this past season. Cal can probably get by with the stacks of offensive talent during the season and upgrade someone like Burl Toler III to help out with our wide receiver coaching. However, Sonny will need to find someone long-term to ensure the Bears retain their upward recruiting momentum. Who knows what the next step is.