Former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford is now the head man of the Fresno State Bulldogs, and he is apparently looking to bring in one of his old friends from Berkeley.
Word from the recruiting trail out west…— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 29, 2016
Source, Jeff Tedford making play for Arizona’s Jim Michalczikhttps://t.co/ppxU2DejiV
Arizona Wildcats offensive line coach Jim Michalczik coached at Cal with Tedford for two separate stints (2002-08 and 2011-12). Michalczik was assistant head coach/offensive line coach the first go around, and was offensive coordinator/offensive line coach the second time.
Here’s the full quote from the FootballScoop report:
Source tells FootballScoop Jeff Tedford has offered a senior position on Fresno State’s staff to Arizona offensive line coach Jim Michalczik. Michalczik and Tedford have a deep relationship including working together for years at Cal.
Tedford released the entire Fresno assistant staff on Monday, so he is starting from scratch there with a team that went 1-11 this year, 0-8 in conference.
Prior to Arizona’s game against Colorado, we were asked if we saw any coaching changes coming, and I brought up the idea of Coach M being offered a job at Fresno.
The offensive line was arguably the position group that struggled the most in 2016, and there have been a lot of people calling for Rich Rodriguez to bring in a new offensive line coach. If Michalczik did indeed leave for Fresno, that at least makes it so Rodriguez doesn’t have to fire anybody, and still gets to make the change needed.
We will update the situation as more info becomes available.