Cal Football Coach Marques Tuiasosopo reportedly leaving to Rice to become the Offensive Coordinator
A step up!
FootballScoop.com is reporting that current Cal Tight End Coach Marques Tuiasosopo is heading to Rice to become its new Offensive Coordinator.
Tuiasosopo will be stepping into the Offensive Coordinator left by Jerry Mack, who is joining Tennessee’s new staff. He will be joining the Mike Bloomgren staff. Bloomgren has some ties to Tuiasosopo, as Bloomgren coached at Stanford from 2011 to 2017, before taking the job as the Head Coach at Rice. Coach Tuiasosopo was the last remaining original position coach on the offense that Coach Wilcox brought in. He was originally the QB coach, passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator before moving to Tight Ends in 2019. His prior stops at UCLA and Washington also included the roles of associate head coach, tight ends and QB coach.
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I'll say again, in Wilcox I trust. He knows better than us what he needs, and what Tui brought. Tui was moved around as a coach because he wasn't solid doing it. We've added recruiting in our new defensive coach, and I'm sure Wilcox and Musgrave will want a hire that is younger and relates well to the high school kids. Wish Tui the best, he was a good Bear.
There's some relief here.
Over the years I lost respect for Tui as a coach. I don't think there's much disagreement that he's a capable recruiter, but his skills as a position coach were a concern - especially at the QB position.
He's done a solid job with the TEs and that's great. I think it's a great opportunity for him to move on (and up) in his career and wish him well.