Saturday, January 13, 2007

San Jose Mercury News: SJSU's Thompson hired as Cal's LBs coach

BERKELEY, Calif. - California hired San Jose State assistant coach Kenwick Thompson on Friday to replace retiring linebackers coach Bob Foster.  Thompson was the Spartans' defensive tackles coach last season, playing a key role in their resurgence. He had been at San Jose State since 2001 after seven seasons at Texas Southern.  "He has visited our program before, and is familiar with our staff," Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. "We already have had a good relationship with him, and I have a lot of confidence in his abilities."  Foster announced his plans to retire after the Bears' victory over Texas A&M in the Holiday Bowl. He coached for 39 years, including two stints at Cal.

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