Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gregory Heads to Boise State

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California is looking for a new defensive coordinator.  Bob Gregory, who's been at Cal since coach Jeff Tedford was hired in 2002, is leaving to become a defensive assistant at Boise State, where he coached before landing in Berkeley. "I appreciate Bob's dedication and loyalty to the Cal football program over the last eight seasons," Tedford said in a statement. "This was coach Gregory's decision all the way to make what he feels is the best move for his family. I admire Bob both as a professional and a friend, and respect his value of family. I support his decision to do what's best for his family and wish them all the best as they move forward."  Despite welcoming back eight starters from a strong 2008 defense, Cal ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (25.5 ppg) and total defense (379 yards per game). Tedford has said this offseason the Bears will look at adopting more aggressive defensive schemes.  It's not clear what role Gregory will play at Boise State. The Broncos recently lost their defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox, to Tennessee, but Pete Kwiatkowski was promoted from defensive line coach to coordinator. Gregory's specialty in the past has been the secondary, but Marcel Yates is the Broncos secondary coach.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great opportunity for the Bears to promote Defensive Line coach Tosh Lupoi to Defensive Coordinator. Gergory did a mediocre job in his tenure at Cal. Lupoi recently received Recruiter of the Year from Rivals.com and appears to be a rising star as a coach. http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1049811 I think Cal needs to stop the nationwide search for a D-Coordinator and look to the young talent we have in our own backyard.

jonathon said...

Lupoi is a phenomenal recruiter and coach but think about it. The guy graduated in 2005 and spent his career under one guy (gregory). They need someone with NFL or head coaching experience to come in and mentor these players and prepare them for the next level. Lupoi's time will come...