Offensive Coordinator changes

Mike Dunbar is leaving Cal:

This isn’t much of a surprise to me.  As much as Tedford is too classy of a guy to state publically that he was unhappy with Dunbar, I think it is safe to say that the two were unable to compromise successfully.  Tedford likes too much of his Pro-Set offense and Dunbar was too attached to the pure spread.

While I’m sure Tedford was honest when he said that he’s going to continue to use some of the elements of the spread, I suspect things will look more like the 2004 offense in 2007.  He’ll always have the spread plays in his “bag of tricks” however.

Overall I think this was a good decision for everyone involved. Many of the plays called this year were somewhat puzzling.  In some ways, that makes more sense now.  If Dunbar wasn’t confortable with the offensive style he was executing, he wouldn’t be completely comfortable calling plays.  He doesn’t think Pro-Set, doesn’t know how to maximize it, but yet can’t pull out all of his spread options because that’s not the offense being run.  I’m sure he’ll be more successful at a team that will let him run a true spread.

As for Cal, things will be better too.  The offense will be of one mind, the Tedford one.

2 Responses to “Offensive Coordinator changes”

  1. Seth Says:

    Yeah, the Dunbar era was a short lived one. I have to admit I will feel a lot better if Tedford resumes play calling duties in 07.

  2. Seth Says:

    Well Ken, looks like we lose, again. This poor football program. I feel so powerless and I am just fed up with everything. What in the world are we going to do now?