Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure as Cal’s football coach came to an end in 2012 after stumbling to an uninspiring and embarrassing three wins, the program’s lowest win total in over a decade. His firing did not shock many, probably even including himself. But what Tedford is unhappy about is the way his firing was handled by Cal AD Sandy Barbour.
Tedford spoke to BANG’s Jeff Faraudo, the first time he’s gone on the record with the media since his dismissal, about being let go. The coach stated that he believes Barbour, in collusion with the school’s administration, had already made the decision “weeks” prior to let him go, supposedly rather than having an impartial and productive two-way conversation.
Tedford said there was almost no give and take during a 30-minute meeting with Barbour the day after the season finale.
“Her decision had been made and there wasn’t really anything I could say,” Tedford said.
Barbour met with Cal’s administration afterward, held a conference call with Tedfor