OC Ludwig Leaves Cal for San Diego State After Two Seasons

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Few will mourn the end of the Ludwig Era.

After two years at Cal, it was confirmed on Monday that offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig will be leaving Berkeley for San Diego State. His two seasons coaching for the Bears were mediocre at best and soul-crushingly dismal at worst.

In 2009, Ludwig's offense was ranked 49th in the nation. This season, they regressed even further, finishing the year 90th out of 120 teams in total offense. The Aztecs, by comparison, ranked 16th.

The most noticeably deficient cog in the team over the past few years has been quarterback, the position Ludwig was responsible for coaching. Last season, only UCLA had a worse passing offense in the Pac-10.

"I appreciate all the effort and hard work Andy put in during his time at Cal," coach Jeff Tedford said in a press release. "I wish him all the best as he continues his coaching career."

There is some speculation that Ludwig's replacement will be former Cal offensive line coach Jim Michalczik who is currently coaching for the Oakland Raiders. Michalczik was the offensive coordinator at Cal in 2007, but Tedford retained playcalling duties.

After Ludwig's departure, the spots of offensive coordinator and O-line coach remain unfilled.


Katie Dowd covers football. Contact her at [email protected]



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