Source: Fresno State hires Jeff Tedford as new coach

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Fresno State has officially hired former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford as its new coach, a source told FOX Sports.

The 55-year-old former Fresno State star quarterback back will make around $1.6 million per year, according to a source.

Tedford took over a Cal program that went 1-10 in 2001, the year before he arrived. Tedford led the Bears to a 7-5 season in his debut year and two years later, took them to a 10-2 season and the No. 9 ranking in the final polls. He spent 11 years at Cal, producing 10 winning seasons and four Top 25 finishes before being forced out in 2012. Tedford, a former Fresno State offensive coordinator in the mid-‘90s, is currently an offensive consultant at Washington. While at Cal, he worked with Fresno’s AD Jim Bartko.

The Bulldogs, who fired Tim DeRuyter earlier this season, are 1-9 and 0-6 in the Mountain West Conference this year.