Cal coach Jeff Tedford went after a familiar face to try to give a boost to his wide receivers.

Tedford announced Friday he's hired Eric Kiesau as his wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator. Kiesau was the wide receivers coach during Tedford's first four years at Cal, from 2002-2005. Kiesau took the same position at Colorado in 2006 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2009.

Kiesau was part of Dan Hawkins' staff that was let go when Hawkins was fired in November.

"I feel fortunate to be able to return to a place that provided some of my fondest football memories," Kiesau said in a statement. "I am committed to helping Cal consistently remain one of the nation's top football programs on the field, in the classroom and in the community."

Kiesau replaces Kevin Daft, who was fired two weeks ago.

Tedford still has to find a replacement for offensive line coach Steve Marshall, who left Cal after the season to take the same position at Colorado. A replacement for strength and conditioning coach John Krasinski also must be found.

Kiesau coached such stars as Geoff McArthur and DeSean Jackson during his first tenure at Cal.

"We're excited to have Eric rejoin the Cal football family," Tedford said in a statement.

"He did a tremendous job in all aspects of coaching our wide receivers during his first stint at Cal, and he understands what we expect of both our coaches and players. Eric has a strong work ethic and is an excellent teacher of the wide receiver position and all aspects of the game of football."



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