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Cal OC quits, hopes to move up to NFL or return home

Updated: February 1, 2006, 10:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- California offensive coordinator George Cortez left the program Wednesday to pursue a job as an NFL assistant coach.

Golden Bears coach Jeff Tedford hopes to name a successor this week.

Cortez had been with the Golden Bears since Tedford took over the program in 2002, also serving as quarterbacks coach. He was the top assistant in an offense mostly run by Tedford, who calls Cal's plays and oversees his quarterbacks' development.

The parting was amicable and ...

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