Former Cal and Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford, who stepped away from coaching two years ago, reportedly wants to return to the college football sideline.
Tedford resigned after the 2019 season due to health issues, but has recovered from a heart procedure and is feeling “energized,” according to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel.
Tedford turned 60 earlier this month and boasts 14 years of head coaching experience at the FBS level.
Sources: Longtime college coach Jeff Tedford has expressed interest in returning to coaching in college. Tedford, 60, stepped down in 2019 because of health concerns. He’s recovered after a heart procedure and feels energized. Tedford went 108-71 in 14 seasons at Cal and Fresno.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 24, 2021
From 2002-12, Tedford led Cal to an overall record of 82-57. He stewarded the Bears to eight bowl games, including four-straight bowl victories from 2005-08. Along the way, Tedford coaches stars such as Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch and DeSean Jackson.
After not coaching in 2013, Tedford was hired as the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. However, heart problems ruined his lone season with the franchise and led to Tedford leaving in December of that year.
Tedford was the head coach of the BC Lions in the CFL in 2015, going 7-11. He took over at Fresno State, his alma mater, two years later and posted 10-4 and 12-2 records with the Bulldogs in 2018 and 2019.
In his final year at FSU, Tedford went 3-9.
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