Marshall will coach Cal's O-line

Updated: January 28, 2009, 6:53 PM ET
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

California has hired former Cleveland Browns assistant Steve Marshall to coach its offensive line.

Marshall, who's also coached the offensive line at Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Colorado and Alabama, will replace Jim Michalczik, who was hired by new Washington coach Steve Sarkisian to be the Huskies offensive coordinator.

Marshall has coached in the NFL the six seasons, first with the Houston Texans and then the past two seasons with the Browns.

In 2007, his offensive line tied for third fewest sacks (19) allowed in the NFL. Marshall also worked with then-rookie tackle Joe Thomas, and he became only the fourth NFL rookie to earn Pro Bowl honors.

Ted Miller covers college football for ESPN.com.

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