Monday, March 15, 2010

SF Examiner: Akili Smith and Ronnie Bradford added to Cal's football staff

Jeff Tedford's coaching staff increased by two on Saturday with the announcement of the additions of Akili Smith and Ronnie Bradford as administrative assistants.

Both men have ties to current Cal coaches on the staff. Akili Smith played for Tedford back in 1997-'98, when Cal's head coach was still an offensive coordinator for Oregon and Bradford was a defensive assistant for Cal's defensive coordinator, Clancy Pendergast, in 2009 for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Golden Bears' two new coaches also have playing experience in the NFL. Bradford was a defensive back for 10 years, with stops at Denver, Arizona, Atlanta, and Minnesota, while Smith played for Cincinnati, Green Bay, and Tampa Bay. Smith also played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the now defunct NFL Europe, and had a brief stint with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.


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