Word broke late last night that Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford is planning to step down due to health reasons.


Update> Tedford has now announced the move formally. See tweet below.


You might recall when Tedford sat out the 2014 season when he was set to serve as offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a heart issue. We will learn more later today; but hopefully this isn’t anything like that situation.

After one season as a CFL head coach and then one with Chris Petersen at Washington, in 2017 he took over as head coach at Fresno State and immediately impressed, going 10-4 his first season. He followed that up by leading the team to a 12-2 record in year two. This season was a different story though. The team struggled to a 4-8 record.

Tedford led the Cal Bears 11 seasons, going 82-57 over that span.

Pete Thamel noted that the staff has been called in for an early morning meeting to discuss plans. Bruce Feldman, Adam Rittenberg and others have noted that Indiana offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer is expected to be a strong candidate for the job. DeBoer served as Tedford’s offensive coordinator in his first two seasons at Fresno.

The Cal State University rules require the job to be posted for quite some time (will update with exact timing). Thus, word is that we should anticipate a quick hire. Am told the interest in the job is already quite something.

As always stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.


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