Tedford Funnelled Plenty Of TalentJanuary 10th, 2014
All kinds of chatter surrounded former Bucs commander Greg Schiano sending a lot of players from Rutgers to the NFL. For a head coach of a recruiting challenged Big East school, Schiano did quite well in his 11 years there.
But what about new Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, the former 11-year head coach of the University of California?
You might not think of “Cal” when considering programs that pump out loads of NFL players, but the numbers disagree.
BusinessInsider.com guru Cork Gaines, Joe’s friend and the brilliant curator of RaysIndex.com, compiled an interesting chart back in September of the schools with the most players on 2013 NFL rosters.
And there was Cal sitting in ninth place, tied with Notre Dame and ahead of mighty Alabama. Tedford was Cal head coach from 2002-2012. And 37 Cal men were NFL players this fall.
This tells Joe that Tedford could not just recruit, but he could develop players. His reputation also must have been sound in NFL circles.
That doesn’t make Tedford a good offensive coordinator, but it speaks well for his ability to get the most out of his roster.