For the 14th time this season, there’s a change at head coach for an FBS program, although this is one of the most unexpected.
Myriad media outlets overnight reported that Jeff Tedford is stepping down as the head coach at Fresno State due to unspecified health concerns. All of Tedford’s assistants who had been on the road recruiting have been called back and will return to Fresno.
A school official confirmed that an announcement on the future of the football program will be made later today.
Tedford had just completed his third season with the Bulldogs. The first two, FSU won 22 games, a school-record for a two-year period. Included in that were a pair of MWC West division titles and a conference championship in 2018.
This year, however, saw Fresno drop precipitously to a 4-8 record and end the season on a four-game losing streak. Those four losses, though, came by a combined 20 points. In fact, just one of their eight losses, 43-24 to Air Force in mid-October came by more than 10 points.
Prior to his time at Fresno, Tedford was the head coach at Cal, where he posted an 82-57 record.