The Fresno State Bulldogs have decided to hire Jeff Tedford to be their new head football coach, Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee reported Wednesday.
Alexan Balekian of KMJ Sports provided the contract details:
BREAKING: Jeff Tedford accepts 3 to 4 yr deal to become Bulldogs HC. Source says 1.6 mil a season. He starts on Sunday @KMJNOW
— Alexan Balekian (@RealALEXAN) November 10, 2016
Tedford played for the Bulldogs as a quarterback and later served as an offensive coordinator for the team.
He will replace Tim DeRuyter, who was fired in mid-October.
While he has spent this past season as an offensive consultant with the currently undefeated Washington Huskies, Tedford is best known for his time as head coach of California from 2002 to 2012.
In 11 seasons with the Bears, he posted an 82-57 record, including a 5-3 record in bowl games. He had two 10-win seasons with the program and was twice named Pac-12 Coach of the Year. In that time, he coached elite skill players like Marshawn Lynch, DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arrington and Justin Forsett, among others.
He also recruited and coached Aaron Rodgers during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Fresno State is in desperate need of help after getting off to a 1-9 start in 2016. Since Derek Carr left after the 2013 season, the Bulldogs are just 10-26 in the past three years and can use help anywhere they can find it.