In its efforts to replace Jeff Tedford, Cal has gauged the interest of a familiar name in big-job head coaching searches -- Air Force's Troy Calhoun.
A Cal rep has reached out to an intermediary of Calhoun and has him on the school's list of potential candidates, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.
Calhoun, who is 47-29 in six seasons at Air Force, has been linked to Tennessee and Colorado jobs in the past but is widely considered loyal to the Academy, where he also went to school and worked as an assistant. Air Force has qualified for its fifth consecutive bowl game.
Cal is drawn to academic-minded coaches, and Calhoun fits that mold. Cal has hired a search firm, DHR International.
Tedford coached 11 seasons at Cal but was not retained after a 3-9 season.