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Jeff Tedford quits CFL job; making return to college football?

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Jeff Tedford was the head coach of the California Golden Bears from 2002-2012 and had a rather successful run with the team. He won a PAC-10 Championship in 2006 and led the team to seven straight bowl appearances from 2003-2009.

He took one season off after his firing in 2013 and then became the head coach of the BC Lions in the CFL in 2014. He led the team to playoffs this past season, where they lost to the defending Calgary Stampeders.

According to College Football Talk, Tedford has resigned from his job with the Lions and is looking to make a return to the collegiate ranks. He released a statement explaining his decision.

“After much consideration,” a portion of the statement read, “I have elected to exercise an option in my contract and will resign as head coach of the B.C. Lions in order to pursue other opportunities in college football.”

With so many coaching vacancies open right now, Tedford will likely jump to the top of a few teams’ lists. Right now, there are some rumors that Cal coach Sonny Dykes has interviewed for the Missouri vacancy, so a return home could be on the horizon as well.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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