Friday, August 27, 2010

SF Chronicle: Steve Mariucci is Proud of Ex-Cal Assistants

Vittorio Tafur

In 1996, Cal averaged 458 yards of total offense and won the Aloha Bowl. Drawing up the plays were none other than Hue Jackson and Tom Cable, now the Raiders' offensive coordinator and head coach.  Back then, Jackson was the Bears' offensive coordinator and Cable the offensive line coach under head coach Steve Mariucci.  "They work well together," said Mariucci, who is now an analyst for the NFL Network. "Hue installed the passing game and Tom installed the running game. They are going to strive to have balance; they've always done that." Jackson and Cable also worked together at Cal State Fullerton in 1990 - Jackson as the running backs coach and Cable as the offensive line coach.

Mariucci said he thinks both men will lean on Raiders passing game coordinator Ted Tollner at times.  "He has all the experience in the world," Mariucci said of the former Niners, Lions and Chargers offensive coordinator. "He thinks they're both excellent coaches."

Read the rest here.

(Surprisingly, the article makes no mention of former assistant Tom Holmoe).


Anonymous said...

eff u mooch. you abandoned the bears after one year

Anonymous said...

As I remember we LOST the aloha bowl against Navy.