In early January, Cal announced that defensive coordinator Andy Buh had been “reassigned as a position coach.” Two months later, Buh has been “reassigned” right off Sonny Dykes‘ coaching staff altogether.
The football program announced in a release sent out Tuesday night that Buh “has been reassigned [to a position] within the Athletic Department.” Buh’s contract is guaranteed for $500,000 in both 2014 and 2015; it’s very likely that the university is attempting to reach an agreement on a buyout, with Buh holding down the unspecified position until either an agreement is reached or he gets another coaching job.
Buh’s twin demotions comes after an abysmal inaugural year in Berkeley. In 2013, Dykes’ first season with the program, the Bears finished 122nd (out of 123 teams) in scoring defense (46.8 ppg), 122nd in total defense (529.6 ypg), 123rd in pass defense (341 ypg) and 86th in rush defense (188.6 ypg). He was replaced by Art Kaufman in late January.
Dykes also announced the completion of his coaching staff Tuesday by naming Fred Tate as his defensive line coach. Tate had spent the past two seasons working under Kaufman, first at Texas Tech and then Cincinnati.