Thursday, April 20, 2006

Daily Cal: Littlejohn Hired To Be Tedford's Right-Hand Man

Cal football coach Jeff Tedford announced the hiring of R. Todd Littlejohn yesterday as the Bears new secondary coach.  Littlejohn, a native of California, was the defensive backs coach at Buffalo last season and has also served on the staffs of Syracuse, UCLA and San Jose State.  In his two-year stint with the Bruins beginning in 2001, Littlejohn worked with Rick Manning, Matt Ware, Marques Anderson and Ben Emanuel-all of whom have spent time in the NFL.

In 2001, UCLA led the Pac-10 in total defense and pass efficiency defense, and ranked second in scoring defense.   Littlejohn, a 1987 honorable mention All-American as a defensive back for West Texas State, will take over the position vacated by J.D. Williams, who was hired last month to coach defensive backs at Washington.  Williams had been Cal's secondary coach for the past four seasons.


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