This could be a great coaching staff headed by Tomey, Margerum handling the offense, and Applewhite handling the QB's!
Margerum once took orders from Bill Walsh, he caught passes from John Elway and he became one of the greatest receivers in Cardinal history.
He learned the West Coast offense and developed contacts up and down the coast.
Margerum was once quated as stating... "I take coaching as a totally different career than playing," says Margerum. "It doesn't matter what color the uniform is. "I don't get too involved in all the extracurriculars. I owe my whole career to Stanford and Bill Walsh. But it's great to cut my coaching teeth at Cal."
Margerum, 42, was recruited by a handful of schools during his senior season in high school, including Colorado and Arizona State. He almost picked Utah, which was offering a $5-an-hour job as a ski resort ranger. But at the last minute, Stanford coach Bill Walsh convinced the Margerums that Stanford was the place. Margerum walked onto campus and made an instant impression.
"He was the fastest white dude I had ever seen, and he had the best hands anybody had seen," says Darrin Nelson, the former Stanford star who has remained close to Margerum. "He was a tough kid. He'd get knocked silly, stumble off the field, and then come back to catch another ball over the middle. "He'd get up in the morning and go surf, but come Saturday, you knew he'd be there. You look at Ken, and you think, 'Why would you want him on the team? Then you look at the stat sheet, and he'd have 100 yards receiving."
Margerum played for Walsh, Dennis Green, Jim Fassel and Ditka, and he tried to absorb every morsel they had to offer, be it psychological or tactical. He actually enjoys recruiting and encourages prospects to play two sports.
Margerum's grasp of the West Coast offense fits perfectly with SJSU's current players.
Now, who will run the defense?