Ex-Vikings coach Les Frazier joining Tampa Bay staff

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former Vikings head Coach Leslie Frazier is the new defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay, but he wasn't Buccaneers Coach Lovie Smith's first choice, NFL.com said.

California hires Dykes as football coach

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The University of California announced Wednesday Sonny Dykes has been hired as the school's new football coach.

Jeff Tedford fired as Cal football coach

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The University of California Tuesday fired Jeff Tedford, who had been the Golden Bears' head football coach for 11 seasons.

Jahvid Best to miss Cal's bowl game

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Cal tailback Jahvid Best will not play in Wednesday's Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego because he's still recovering from a concussion, Coach Jeff Tedford said.

Cal football coach signs new deal

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- University of California football coach Jeff Tedford has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

U. California QB Levy arrested, suspended

SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 (UPI) -- University of California, Berkeley quarterback Steve Levy has been suspended after being arrested and charged following a weekend bar fight in San Francisco.

Cal loses Longshore to a broken leg

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Quarterback Nate Longshore of California suffered a broken leg in Saturday's 41-3 win over Sacramento State and will miss the balance of the 2005 season.

California coach gets new contract

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- California football Coach Jeff Tedford received a new five-year contract Monday to lead the Golden Bears through the 2009 season.

Hurricane postpones game in Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Anticipation of Hurricane Ivan has caused postponement of Thursday night's game between Southern Miss and California.

Nebraska looks inside for new head coach

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- It looks like Nebraska could take a new coach from inside the organization, it was reported Tuesday.

California looks to upset Virginia Tech

PHOENIX, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- California was fortunate to secure a bowl berth and Friday looks to prove it belongs when the Golden Bears play in the Insight Bowl in Phoenix.

COL FB: California 28, Stanford 16

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Greg McArthur set a school record with 16 catches for 245 yards Saturday as California became eligible for a bowl game with a 28-16 win over Stanford.

California coach earns contract extension

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- California football coach Jeff Tedford, who orchestrated a remarkable turnaround in his first season, was rewarded Friday with a new five-year contract.

California 30, Stanford 7

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Joe Igber ran for 226 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Boller threw for a pair of scores Saturday as California easily won the 105th edition of the Big Game, 30-7

NCAA upholds bowl ban against California

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- California's hopes of playing in a bowl game ended Monday when the NCAA upheld a one-year postseason ban imposed after academic fraud and other infractions were
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Jeff Tedford (born November 2, 1961 in Lynwood, California) is an American football coach and the current head coach of the California Golden Bears football team, a position he has held since 2002. As a first-time head coach, Tedford has won wide acclaim for revitalizing the Cal football program.

Tedford was born in Lynwood, California the youngest of five children to Joe and Betty Tedford. Tedford's parents divorced before he turned 10. His brother Dennis, 10 years his senior, helped raise Tedford, taking him on camping trips and driving him to football practice and games. Tedford attended Warren High School in Downey, California, where he was a letterman in football, playing quarterback and earning an All-League selection. Tedford graduated from Warren High School in 1979.

After high school, Tedford enrolled at Cerritos College, becoming the first member of his family to attend college. He spent two years playing quarterback at Cerritos followed by two years at Fresno State, where he established several passing records, including career marks for passing yardage (4,872) and touchdown passes (35). As a senior, Tedford led the Bulldogs to a Pacific Coast Athletic Association conference championship and a last-second, 29-28 come-from-behind victory in the 1982 California Bowl.

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