Jeff Tedford is now officially in charge of the Fresno State football staff and he has made his first big move within the program and that is cleaning house of all of the coaches on staff.
It makes sense on two fronts: Tedford wants his coaches on his staff to have his guys, and factor in that this team went 1-11 and nothing seemed to change when Eric Kiesau was promoted from offensive coordinator to interim head coach.
"As we move forward, I felt it was best for this program to have a fresh start as we start to build for the future,” Tedford said in a released statement.
"I would like to thank Coach Eric Kiesau and his staff for the hard work they put forth during a difficult season. Their dedication to their craft and tireless effort to keep their team engaged was commendable."
Fresno State’s offense was frankly pathetic as it was only able to muster 17.7 points per game. They were last in the Mountain West and 125th of 128 in the nation in points per game and in yards per game managed only 329 which was 121st in all of FBS.
A new coaching staff may not be the only changes within the program as there are likely to be transfers, decommitts and unfortunately scholarship offers by the prior staff may not be there after a new set of eyes evaluate those offers.
Athletics director Jim Bartko says that there will be a national search and that these assistant coaches will be filled in the first half of December.