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Cal fires head coach Jeff Tedford

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07:42 AM ET 11.21 | After 11 years as the head football coach with the California Golden Bears, the Jeff Tedford era is over. The university announced their decision to part ways with the long-time coach on Tuesday. Tedford is still owed $6.9 million over the final three years of his contract. "This was an extraordinarily difficult decision, one that required a thorough and thoughtful analysis of a complex set of factors," athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement. "Ultimately, I believed that we needed a change in direction to get our program back on the right track. Coach Tedford deserves credit for the extraordinary effort he undertook to turn this program around and bring us to the heights of a Pac-10 co-championship in 2006. He has served his university admirably, and I will forever be indebted for his commitment and expertise, as well as the positive impact he has made in so many young men's lives over the years." During his time at Cal, Tedford won a school-record 82 games. He also coached the likes of Aaron Rodgers, DeSean Jackson and Marshawn Lynch. Tedford's programs consistently pumped out NFL talent, having an impressive 40 players drafted into the NFL during his reign.

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November 21, 2012  05:18 PM ET

Must be nice to get $6.9 mill as a parting gift with a pink slip. When will these schools and corporations (with CEO contracts) wise up and structure the contracts as performance for pay?

 
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