The Fresno State Bulldogs are finalizing an agreement to bring back Jeff Tedford as the school’s head football coach, according to Pete Thamel. Tedford previously coached the Bulldogs from 2017-19 before resigning for health reasons.
Sources: Fresno State is finalizing a deal to make Jeff Tedford the next head coach. Deal has been progressing as expected and should be done in next day. https://t.co/q3WwGaLQ8d— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 8, 2021
Prior to his stint at Fresno State, Tedford had a successful run as the California head coach, He amassed a 82-57 record at Berkeley in 11 seasons, with two 10-win campaigns. After a five-year absence, he took the head job at Fresno State. He was 26-14 in three seasons, with a 12-win campaign in 2018 and a bowl win.
Tedford is known for his offensive acumen and specifically his ability to develop quarterbacks. He notably coached up Aaron Rodgers, Kyle Boller, David Carr and Joey Harrington among others.
The Bulldogs went 9-3 in 2021 behind head coach Kalen DeBoer and quarterback Jake Haener. DeBoer went on to take the Washington head coaching job, while Haener was mulling a transfer to Washington before ultimately choosing to return to Fresno State.