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Football: Michalczik just a formality

I’m told the only reason Cal hasn’t made the hiring of Jim Michalczik as offensive line coach official is due to simple red tape. His hiring has to formally be approved by the UC Regents and some paperwork has to be finalized. Michalczik is indeed already on the staff and has been recruiting for Cal.

The only uncertainty is whether Michalczik will also be the offensive coordinator. I’m told that there is a great likelihood of that happening, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will be the primary playcaller. Jeff Tedford could resume those duties, as he’s done in the past, but that’s undecided at this point.

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.

  • David

    It would be sweet if he was recruiting a signing day surprise at OT..

  • Matt G

    Great news. As far as the extent of OC duties goes, I imagine “undecided” means hammering out details. Surely the departure of Andy Ludwig and the re-arrival of coach M are not completely unrelated, and some thought has already gone into this between Tedford and Michalczik

    Welcome back coach!!

  • Bears

    More interesting than who will be OC is who will the final member of the staff be???
    That’s what I would like to know…Go Bears

  • D I

    Great news – looking forward to seeing some NFL O-line prospects rolling out of Cal in the next few years, along with an associated uptick in wins!

  • ET

    Mcclure is onboard! Great Defensive recruiting class.

  • CoBears

    Not only is this class excellent, but the coaching changes, based on past performance, are just as impressive. I am ecstatic that Michalczik is back, and think that change alone may dramatically improve the play of our offensive line, and, as a result, our offense.

    Go Bears!

  • Raf

    now we just need another OT, WR, and a kicker!

  • CALfan’79

    Yes ..Great News. I’m looking forward to not only the upcoming year .. but improvements too!

    So how about a special TE coach??

  • CALfan’79

    With all the new coaching changes .. who’s gonna be “on the field” and who’s gonna be up in the booth?