Cal hires receivers coach

January, 1, 2011
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Eric Kiesau is returning to California to again coach the Bears receivers and coordinate the passing game.

Kiesau, who's been out of a job since Dan Hawkins was fired at Colorado where he served as offensive coordinator since 2009, coached the Bears' receivers from 2002-05 before leaving for Colorado.

Some analysis here that gives the hiring a thumbs-up.

Kiesau will replace Kevin Daft, who was fired two weeks ago. Cal is still lacking an offensive line coach since Steve Marshall left to take the same position at Colorado.

Cal's passing game struggled last year, so Kiesau, who was part of the Bears' staff when the passing game was outstanding, should inject some new (old?) ideas.

Anyone else notice the back-and-forth on coaching staffs between Colorado and the rest of its future conference foes? Colorado previously hired Marshall and two Arizona coaches: defensive coordinator Greg Brown and defensive line coach Mike Tuiasosopo.

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