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Cal football hires offensive line and tight ends coaches Bloesch, Plough

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DECEMBER 12, 2022

Former North Texas offensive coordinator Mike Bloesch and former Boise State offensive coordinator Tim Plough have joined the Cal football coaching staff as the Bears’ new offensive line and tight ends coaches, respectively.

Bloesch was the offensive line coach at Tulsa between 2016 and 2019. He then left to join North Texas’ coaching staff as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2020.

After the Mean Green finished No. 5 in the nation in total rushing offense, Bloesch was promoted to the primary offensive caller position in 2021. He was still employed by UNT at the time of his hiring by Cal. The Bears are set to play the Mean Green in Denton, Texas in their 2023 season opener.

Bloesch comes into the position almost exactly a month after the firing of Cal’s previous offensive line coach, Angus McClure.

Plough has gained 11 seasons of experience as an offensive coordinator over the course of his coaching career, which began in 2008. He previously served as an offensive coordinator at UC Davis and Northern Arizona before being hired as the Boise State OC in 2021. Plough was relieved of his duties in late September of this year by current Broncos head coach Andy Avalos.

Cal now has three coaches under the age of 40 with offensive coordinator experience at the FBS level with Bloesch and Plough as well as newly hired offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

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DECEMBER 12, 2022