Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SF Examiner: Unfair Criticism a Factor in Change to Cal Staff

By Glenn Dickey

There are two significant changes in the Cal Bears football coaching staff for 2010. Bob Gregory has left as defensive coordinator and Pete Alomar is out as special teams coach. Alomar’s departure is understandable, but it has been Gregory’s departure that has caused the most speculation, as well as outbursts of joy from many Cal followers.  “Everyone wants to make it some kind of back-room decision, like he was forced out,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford told me after a recent spring practice, “but it wasn’t that at all. I was totally surprised when he walked into my office and said he wanted to leave.”

Gregory took a step backward by returning to Boise State as a defensive assistant. He had been defensive coordinator there in 2001 before being hired by Tedford.  “He wanted to change his life,” said Tedford. “At one time, he wanted to be a head coach and he thought being a coordinator would be a stepping stone, but I think he’s decided he wants to spend more time with his family.  “And to be honest, I think the criticism he got last year might have played into it.”

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