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Cal football fires offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, offensive line coach Angus McClure

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NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and offensive line coach Angus McClure have been released from their duties as members of the Cal football coaching staff, effective immediately. The move was announced by head football coach Justin Wilcox on Nov. 13.

“I felt these changes to our coaching staff were needed and made them with the best interest of our football program in mind,” Wilcox said to Cal Bears. “We thank Bill (Musgrave) and Angus (McClure) for their contributions and the investments they made in Cal football, and we wish them all of the best in their future endeavors.”

Both Musgrave and McClure were in their respective third seasons on the Cal football coaching staff. In their time on the blue and gold’s field, neither a single offensive lineman nor a quarterback has been drafted onto an NFL official 53-man roster.

The last quarterback drafted from Cal into the NFL was Jared Goff — drafted in 2016 to the Los Angeles Rams, coached by offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, who is now retired.

Musgrave has concluded his time at Cal with a substantial record of never having won a game with the Bears outside of the Bay Area. The blue and gold now sit at the bottom of the Pac-12 basement with an outstanding record of six losses in a row. This includes the Nov. 12 loss against Oregon State, in which the offense contributed a mere 3 points in the entire duration of the game. 

The duties inhabited by Musgrave and McClure are now to be handled by the current standing members of the Cal football coaching staff for the remaining 2022 season. This consequently includes the Big Game against Stanford on Nov. 19. 

The state of the now-upended offense, without an official designated coach — either for the offensive line as well as the offense as whole — remains to be seen.

Maria Khan is the head sports editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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