A little more than two weeks after firing Jeff Tedford, the Cal Bears have their man: They've hired Louisiana Tech coach Sonny ****. ****'s Bulldogs had the nation's top-ranked offense this season; they averaged 51.5 points and 577.92 yards per game. ****'s Tech team finished with a 9-3 record but will not be playing in a bowl.
"Sonny **** is one of the brightest offensive minds in the country, running a high-octane style of football, one that I'm certain will allow our student-athletes to thrive and that our community will love on gameday," Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement.
**** went 22-15 in his three seasons at Louisiana Tech. **** had been an assistant coach at Arizona, Texas Tech, Kentucky, and Northeast Louisiana before becoming a head coach. Cal's statement included comments from several college football analysts who spoke highly of ****'s ability.
Cal is introducing **** at a press conference that got underway at 2 p.m. (PST). The school will likely say ****'s actual last name, too, now that CNN/SI has gone ahead and changed the settings on its offensive words filter.
h/t to Christina K.