Well the bloodbath continues… and call me surprised on this one. I thought the bloodbath was over.
Andy Ludwig has left Cal to go be the OC at San Diego State.
According to Okanes, the rumor is that former offensive line coordinator Jim Michalczik is going to be coming back into the program to take his own spot back, and when reading the tea leaves, Ludwig leaving may also mean he’ll come back to be OC (which was kinda why he left in the first place).
Or perhaps Tedford will be his own OC again… it’s hard to tell.
In any case, it’s surprising this is happening so close to signing day (although with coaching changes sooner is almost always better than later). But at the end of the day, Ludwig’s tenure went just about the way Oregon said it would. We’d see signs of genius and lots to be optimistic about, but somehow simultaneously see the offense regress and lose steam. It was an odd feeling. There’s some intangible factor he just didn’t seem to have. Perhaps a lack of attention to detail?
Oregon dumped him when they went 5-7 and missed their first bowl game in a long while. Here’s hoping we get the same good fortune.