October 20, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears head coach Jeff Tedford watches game action against the Stanford Cardinal during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. The Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears 21-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Official: Former Cal Coach Jeff Tedford To Tampa Bay Buccaneers As Offensive Coordinator

Two days after hiring former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith as their new head coach, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced the addition of former Cal coach Jeff Tedford to the coaching staff as offensive coordinator.



Tedford coached at Cal for 11 years and is the winningest coach in program history.

“We are very fortunate to have Jeff as our offensive coordinator,” Smith said via a statement released by the Buccaneers. “I have a great deal of respect for the job Jeff did at Cal for more than a decade and I believe he will be a great fit for what we are attempting to do in Tampa. Jeff has a successful and proven track record as a teacher and developer of young talent and I know our players, and the organization as a whole, will benefit from his experience.”

Tedford was 82-57 in 11 seasons with the Golden Bears and took Cal to seven consecutive bowl appearances from 2003-09. That tenure came after a nine-year period (1993-2001) during which the Golden Bears won just 29 games.

Tedford was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006 and led the Golden Bears to a share of the conference title in 2006, the school’s first since 1975.

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