While not exactly unprecedented, Sonny Dykes has still taken a unique approach in filling a hole on his Cal coaching staff.
Over the weekend, Cal announced that Garrett Chachere will coach the Golden Bears’ running backs in 2016.
What makes the in-house move so unique is the fact that Chachere has spent the past two seasons as Cal’s linebackers coach; the season before that, he was Cal’s defensive ends coach.
Chachere is not coming into this switch completely blind, though, as he spent 2009-11 as an offensive assistant at Arizona. His last year with the Wildcats, Chachere served as running backs coach. His first two years, he was in charge of wide receivers.
With Chachere vacating his linebackers post, defensive coordinator Art Kaufman will assume those duties.