Cal football coach Sonny Dykes called the hiring of his latest two defensive coaches “a make-it or break-it deal” for the future of his regime, but stopped short of confirming that movement on his staff is done.
Still left to sort out are position assignments, and currently there is no one on the staff who is a clear choice to replace the departed Barry Sacks as interior defensive line coach.
Dykes said he expects to announce position assignments on his staff within two weeks.
He was less definitive about the future of Andy Buh, demoted last month from his role as defensive coordinator after the Bears’ 1-11 season. Two weeks ago, Dykes hired Art Kaufman to handle that assignment.
Asked specifically whether he expects Buh will be on the staff by next fall, Dykes said, “We’ll see. I don’t know. We’ll see.”
It’s a tricky situation because Buh still has two years on his contract, which pays him a guaranteed $500,000 per season.
But Buh handled linebackers last season, and that’s been Kaufman’s specialty while also serving as coordinator at Cincinnati, Texas Tech and North Carolina.
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