Once again, another rumor. And it’s a rumor because there isn’t anything official… yet. But supposedly Coach Delgado is leaving Cal to coach at Louisville. I suppose he’s going to be the DL coach over there.
Interesting. Delgado certainly has taken his share of heat this past season for being the coach of a DL unit that wasn’t so great against the run or pressuring the passer. But was he really that bad? Just because a coach’s unit is bad doesn’t necessarily mean the coach is bad. Supposedly, people who are in on the whole coaching circle thing say that Delgado was actually quite a very good coach. At the very least, he was a big time recruiter for Cal in securing the Hawaiian, Somoan, and Pacific Islander football players.
So who replaces Delgado at the DL Coaching position? A promotion of former Cal defensive end Tosh Lupoi? He’s a graduate assistant for the team and has been working with Delgado on the DL for the past two years. I think it’s quite a jump for Lupoi, who has no prior position coaching experience, to go from a graduate assistant to the defensive line coach for Cal. But then again, Coach Daft went from being a graduate assistant to the QB Coach prior to the 2007 season.
If this rumor is true… this off-season just got even more intriguing and interesting.