This thought just crossed my mind and I feel I have to throw it out there to get my NN peeps opinions. We pretty much realize that it's in our best interest to bring in an offensive-minded coach for next year with a knack for X's & O's. We can pretty much rule out Brad Childress, especially when you see lines around the net saying things like "From ESPN: Since Brad Childress was hired in 2006, no NFL team has run more plays for zero or negative yards than the Minnesota Vikings."
So my thought: He had a bad year this time around, but in all his years as a HC this was his only losing year. He would have gone bowling every year (he's 4-2 in bowl games) except this year and in 2002 when the program he's Head Coach for was under probation. He still ended 2002 with a winning season. If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm talking about Jeff Tedford. He doesn't have the most stellar of credentials, but he's got quite a viable and impressive Head Coaching history. One major argument against him is that he can't get his teams to The BCS, so how can he coach an NFL team to a championship? But when you consider that Cal has been respectable every year since going 1-10 under former 49er Tom Holmoe in 2001 and had had only one winning year and two non-losing years in their previous ten seasons before Tedford, I'd say he's at least worth enticing. And yes, he is an offensive mind if you didn't know already. Tedford is under contract until 2015, but I believe he is in the third year of that contract and of course could leave Cal by being fired or resigning. Thoughts guys?
BTW, I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!