Sources: Jeff Tedford closing in on deal to become Fresno State’s next head coach

Sources tell FootballScoop former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford is closing in on a deal to become Fresno State’s next head coach. We’re told that if negotiations go well a deal could be struck in the next 24 hours.

Tedford was Cal’s head coach from 2002-12 and since has done one-year stints as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator and as head coach of the CFL’s BC Lions. He was brought aboard at Washington by longtime friend Chris Petersen to serve as an offensive consultant this season.

Tedford served as quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator at Fresno State from 1992-97.

Fresno State is in the midst of a 1-9 season with two games still remaining. The Bulldogs are off this week before hosting Hawaii on Nov. 19 and San Jose State on Nov. 26.

Additional details to come.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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