Oregon hired Cal assistant coach Tim DeRuyter as its defensive coordinator last week. Today, Oregon assistant coach Keith Heyward quit to reportedly become co-defensive coordinator at Cal.
This interests me because it involves Heyward, the former USC cornerbacks coach under Steve Sarkisian.
It probably won’t get written but Heyward likely left Oregon because he was never going to become the defensive coordinator. He was overlooked several times in recent years.
And even though DeRuyter has a good reputation, Cal coach Justin Wilcox let his buddy, former USC assistant Peter Sirmon, call the signals for the Cal defense last season.
So DeRuyter got a promotion at Oregon while Heyward will probably have similar duties at Cal and probably left because he was miffed at Oregon.