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Football: Bears hire Pendergast

The National Football Post is reporting that Cal has hired Raiders assistant coach Clancy Pendergast as its new defensive coordinator. Cal has yet to confirm the report. 

Pendergast was hired by the Raiders just last week. He spent last season as the Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive coordinator and held the same position for the Arizona Cardinals for five years directly before that. He also served stints as a position coach for Houston, Dallas and Cleveland.

Pendergast began his coaching career in the college ranks as an assistant at Mississippi State, USC and Oklahoma. He hails originally from Phoenix.

I’ll be monitoring the situation and provide an update if and when this report is confirmed.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.