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Football: Cal confirms Michalczik is out

After 24 hours of conflicting reports, Cal confirmed Wednesday morning that offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Jim Michalczik has been let go. That means none of the five holdover assistant coaches remains with the program.

We first reported on Tuesday that wide receivers coach Wes Chandler said all five assistants were out. Cal then said Michalczik still was part of the staff, creating confusion and prompting a series of back-and-forth internet reports.

Turns out our initial report was correct and that for technical reasons Michalczik’s termination was not finalized at the same time as the others.

New coach Sonny Dykes announced on Tuesday the hiring of two of his former Louisiana Tech aides — offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and assistant head coach/wide receivers Rob Likens.

Jeff Faraudo