By Jeff Faraudo
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 12:39 pm in Football.
Passing game cooordinator/wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau is on his way to Washington, joining defensive line coach/recruiting star Tosh Lupoi as new members of Steve Sarkisian’s staff in Seattle.
Cal released statements this afternoon from coach Jeff Tedford and athletic director Sandy Barbour on the changes that have taken place in the past 24 hours or so. Their remarks may not answer many of your — or my questions — but here’s what they are willing to say so far:
JEFF TEDFORD: “Tosh and Eric have decided to take other jobs, and we wish them the best. When people have career opportunities they make decisions based upon a wide array of reasons that are important to them. We appreciate their contributions to Cal football, and we exhausted all of our resources to try to retain Tosh and Eric within the confines and continuity of our coaching staff, but both chose to take advantage of new opportunities.
“We will proceed to replace them with quality coaches who will continue to stand for what the University of California and our football program represent, just as Tosh and Eric did.”
SANDY BARBOUR: “Tosh and Eric are outstanding football coaches that did a terrific job during their tenures on the Cal staff. We certainly valued everything they brought to our football program and appreciate their time with us. We did all we were able to do to have them remain at Cal and appreciate our community’s willingness to assist in that effort. We remain excited and confident about the direction of Cal football under the leadership of Jeff Tedford.”