Boise State Gets California DC

California Defensive Coordinator Bob Gregory has agreed to come to Boise State to be part of the Broncos' national championship run. The Bronco coaching staff is now set for the 2010 season.

California Defensive Coordinator Bob Gregory has confirmed that he has accepted an assistant coaching position at Boise State.  Bronco head football coach Chris Petersen made the announcement yesterday.

Gregory, who has been the defensive coordinator at California for the past seasons, will return to Boise State where he served as defensive coordinator in 2001.

"We couldn't be happier that Bob is returning to the Bronco family," Petersen commented.  "He is one of the finest defensive coaches in college football.  Equally important, he is one of the best people I know."

Former Bronco Hall of Famer Pete Kwiatkowski was recently named as Boise State 's new defensive coordinator.  He had served as the Broncos' defensive line coach the past four seasons.   

Petersen did not release the nature of Gregory's coaching assignments but he will be a huge asset. 

"My family and I are very excited to be back with the Broncos," Gregory stated.  "I'm looking forward to the opportunity of working with Coach Petersen and his staff as the Boise State program continues to grow."

Gregory helped the Bears become one of the top defenses in the Pac-10 Conference over the past eight years.  In 2008, California 's defense was ranked in the top 10 nationally in four different categories while in 2004, Gregory's team was second in the nation in rush defense (82.5 yards per game) and eighth in scoring defense (16 points a game).  Gregory was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2004 which awards the top assistant football coach in the country.

California earned seven consecutive bowl appearances from 2003-2009. 

In 2001, Gregory helped Boise State to an 8-4 record and a stunning 35-30 upset of #8 Fresno State, paving the way for the Broncos to earn a national reputation as one of the elite teams.  Boise State has won two Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Bowls in four seasons and has produced back-to-back unbeaten regular seasons.

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