UPDATE 11:37 AM Dec. 11: Reports out of Tulsa have indicated, and our HornsDigest folks have confirmed, that Sterlin Gilbert has turned down the job of Texas offensive coordinator. As one of the last people to interview, Franklin may very well be back in Charlie Strong's orbit.
UPDATE: Franklin will be staying in Berkeley. Charlie Strong has reportedly selected Sterlin GIlbert as his next offensive coordinator.
After 40 days of leaks and uncertainty, Cal was readying to announce its extension for head football coach Sonny Dykes on Thursday morning, but there is still a cloud that hangs over the Golden Bears football program.
Franklin has not spent more than three years anywhere as an offensive coordinator in his college coaching career, and told CBS this spring that he loves "fixing stuff that's broke," and the Longhorns are certainly that, at 5-7 overall and 4-5 in the Big 12. With dual-threat quarterback Jerrod Heard showing flashes of being a dynamic playmaker, particularly against the Bears in their Sept. 19 match-up.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1604363-joe-roth-story-ins... Beyond that, Austin is in many ways similar to Berkeley, where the lifelong Republican has turned very liberal over the past three seasons.
Texas also pursued TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, but he turned down the offer. Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong interviewed Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert on Wednesday, but he was reportedly not offered the job.
After coaching shifts this offseason, with the dismissal of former running backs coach turned wide receiver coach Pierre Ingram, and the departure of wide receivers coach Rob Likens to helm the offense at Kansas, Franklin took over coaching running backs, along with his playcalling duties and the coaching of the quarterbacks, including Jared Goff, while Dykes took over coaching outside receivers, elevating graduate assistant Jacob Peeler to inside receivers coach.
Franklin makes $507,000 in base pay this season from his position with the Bears, according to USA TODAY (Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford was paid $800,000), but also runs the Tony Franklin System series of clinics, seminars, DVDs and conference calls that spread his particular brand of up-tempo offense throughout the high school ranks. Offensive quality control assistant Brian Hamilton -- formerly the head coach at nearby Concord -- used the Tony Franklin System for 11 years with the Minutemen, and was a featured speaker at Franklin's seminars.
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