Kiesau next in line at UW

Washington apparently wasn't done pilfering Cal's coaching staff. After Monday's hiring of Defensive Line Coach Tosh Lupoi, Steve Sarkisian struck again, landing the services of Eric Kiesau, Cal's Passing Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach. Greg Biggins of ESPN first reported the news via Twitter Tuesday morning, and confirmed the news shortly thereafter. has reported that Kiesau will make between $7-800,000 as UW's offensive coordinator on a three-year contract, although it's still officially unclear what Kiesau will do at Washington.

There is another line of thought that has Kiesau doing the same at UW that he did at California, thereby moving Jimmie Dougherty into the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator role previously held by Doug Nussmeier.

Nussmeier hasn't been officially hired by Alabama yet, but it's expected terms of his deal with the Crimson Tide will be released later today.

Kiesau is another one of the Cal young guns that helped Jeff Tedford turn around a moribund program to one that has gone to eight bowl games in 10 years. Kiesau was one of Tedford's first hires at Cal in 2002, where he was their receivers coach and recruiting coordinator until 2005. Then he left to coach at Colorado, where he was receivers coach and passing game coordinator for three years, and then offensive coordinator, assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach in 2009 and 2010.

He then returned to Berkeley in 2011 to become receivers coach there for the second time.

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