Following an abysmal 3-9 season, the Cal Bears pulled the plug on head coach Jeff Tedford in favor of Sonny Dykes a few months ago.
Now, Tedford is speaking out about his firing, claiming that athletic director Sandy Barbour had planned to fire him for a while.
“It was very cut and dried. No explanations,” he told the San Jose Mercury News. “After it was all said and done, I think their minds were made up a couple weeks before.”
“Her decision had been made and there wasn’t really anything I could say,” he added.
Tedford had been the head coach at Cal for a decade, and was responsible for resurrecting the program when he took over in 2002. However, the Bears were just 15-24 since December of 2009. They finished the 2012 season with a 3-9 record and lost their final five games.