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Diana Giraldo, Yezmene Fullilove & Troy Pope • The Collegian

Protesters gathered at Shaw and Blackstone avenues to protest the election of Donald Trump in the Fresno Rejects Hate rally on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Many protesters held signs of anti-discrimination messages. A handful of Trump supporters showed up to counter the protest.





The student behind ‘the signs’ at Fresno State

Jessica Johnson • The Collegian

Five signs of support popped up at Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The messages were aimed at students who feel affected by the election of Donald Trump.

By Troy Pope @troycpope

Last Tuesday’s election result stirred major emotions on Fresno State’s campus. Students were somber, and many felt stress from the realization that Donald Trump was elected president. Some students found themselves in tears, and the university even emailed the student body and faculty that the campus’s Student Health and Counseling Center was open to students who were in distress. But it wasn’t just the school that offered something to the students. One student took it upon herself to post motivational signs up around campus. The signs were simple and originally popped up at the Henry Madden Library. The messages read: “Dear female students, men cannot grab you,” “Dear undocumented students, in this class, there are no walls,” Dear black students, on this campus,

your life matters,” Dear Muslim students, you are not terrorists,” and “Dear Mexican students, you are not rapists or drug dealers.” The signs were designed to lift the spirits of those who felt personally attacked by the things President-elect Trump said during his campaign. “Wednesday morning I went to my first class and the election was an inevitable topic. When we started discussing it I saw that a few students were crying, myself included. They were crying because they were hurt, fearful and frustration,” said Jasmine De La Torre, a junior Child Development major. “As the day progressed I noticed the same pattern of frustration and fear. That’s when I decided I had to do something. I was on facebook and saw that a teacher put up these papers on her classroom door so that’s when I got the idea of putting them up all over the campus. I figured that if I felt better reading those, I know some of my peers would too.” De La Torre said that during this time her and her peers need to know that they

are safe, accepted and supported despite the color of their skin, their religion and their race. “My initial intention was to make students feel safe and accepted during a time where being black, Mexican, Muslim or gay is frightening and nerve wracking. I was really just trying to make someone smile. Our school is extremely diverse, filled with different kinds of minorities and my goal was to unite us all in acceptance,” she said. Photos of the signs started to go viral. The Collegian posted the pictures to its Facebook page and within 24 hours, the post received nearly 150,000 views. By Sunday night, the post was nearing a quarter-million views. “I have mixed emotions about the attention it’s now receiving. I didn’t expect to get so much attention and go viral. I wasn’t even sure if students would see them. I’m glad that the messages are being spread, but at the same time, I’m nervous of the negative feedback, De La Torre said. “As of right now, I’m getting more positive feedback than negative. The most important thing to me is

that people realize that students are afraid for themselves and for their loved ones.” Her act of kindness has caused others to do the same. “This morning I went to Fresno State, and I saw that someone else made different signs and posted them. As of right now, I don’t plan on posting any more signs. I hope that other students follow my lead and start making more signs. I have just scratched the surface and I hope that other students will voice their opinions.” De La Torre said she likely won’t post more signs, but she hopes others will follow suit. “I was hoping that all students — minorities and non-minorities alike — would feel better at school,” she said. “I was hoping that i would help them feel safe, accepted, and supported amidst this shock and fear that this election has brought.”

Staff writer Jessica Johnson contributed to this report.


University offering counseling services for students struggling with election result By Troy Pope @troycpope

Fresno State is offering counseling services to students struggling with last Tuesday’s election result, the university said Thursday. “Fresno State is offering counseling services at its Student Health and Counseling Center on a walk-in basis for students in crisis 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (after hours, students are encouraged to call Exodus),” a university press release said. “Students may also visit listening tables on campus to talk about concerns.” The President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity will set up “listening

tables” on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, at the Speaker Platform in the Free Speech Area. The tables will be staffed by members of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Fresno State team, said Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau, interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services who is the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity chair. The commission, made up of faculty and staff, supports acceptance and fairness at all levels of the university. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro sent a message of support to students. “As your President, I am personally committed to fostering a welcoming and supportive campus environment where

everyone can thrive. During challenging times, we have the greatest opportunity to listen and learn from one another,” Castro said. “I was heartened and inspired by the impromptu conversations I had with many of you on campus and in the community today. Your resilience and optimism will propel us forward as we stay focused on our mission to boldly educate and empower students for success.” Gaby Encinas, coordinator of the Dream Success Center, reports that some of the University’s undocumented students have expressed concerns over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies. She is referring these students to counselors in the health center and is develop-

ing informational workshops next week with local immigration attorneys to provide clarification regarding their residence and educational status (details to come), the university said. Castro said he, too, is aware of the concerns of Dreamers. “I am keenly aware of the serious concerns that many of our undocumented students have about their future,” Castro said “Fresno State is committed to supporting the success of all of our talented students, including undocumented students. Our students are a critical part of the next generation of leaders in the Valley and beyond.” For more information, contact Vicki Taylor at (559) 278-2083 or for the Dream Center, Encinas at (559) 278-1787.





Fresno rallies against election of Donald Trump

Diana Giraldo & Yezmene Fullilove • The Collegian

Protesters gathered at Shaw and Blackstone avenues to protest the election of Donald Trump in the Fresno Rejects Hate rally on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Many protesters held signs of anti-discrimination messages. A handful of Trump supporters showed up to counter the protest.

By Troy Pope @troycpope

Amid national unrest following last Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump to the presidency, about 500 people descended on one of Fresno’s busiest intersections – Blackstone and Shaw avenues – Saturday to join protest efforts. “We’re out here to stand in solidarity with folks that we know that are going to be negatively impacted by Donald Trump,” said Luis Ojeda, one of the event organizers. “We’re accepting these results, and we’re kind of in a mourning phase. After that, it’s all about organizing – being a united front against Donald Trump.” As of Sunday, Hillary Clinton was still leading in the popular vote by more than 600,000 votes, but it doesn’t change the fact that Trump already passed the 270 electoral vote mark needed to win the election. We adhere to the Electoral College in the U.S., not the popular vote. “Whether you like the candidates or hate them, it’s un-American that this is how the election should go. That it should be determined by a tiny number of people in some swing states, rather than by everybody,” said Dr. Christopher Pluhar, a Fresno State professor of geology. Pluhar was at the protest leading a chant of “Trump is not my president.” “I have other opinions about the candidates, but those don’t matter as much as the fact that the system is not a fair system,” he said. The crowd of angry and emotional people chanted messages of anti-discrimination, anti-sexism and anti-Trump – in both English and Spanish – at the “Fresno Rejects Hate” protest. One woman adorned a white dress with the handwritten words “nasty woman” on her back. She was moving through the crowd

and giving other women the opportunity to write something on her dress that they felt encapsulated how Trump regards women. “I wanted women to be able to say what they need to say. Because we never really say it. I want them to write on my dress. I’m giving them consent. I want the idea of having consent out there,” said Alexa Lienau, a Fresno State graduate. Lienau said people are really struggling with Trump’s win. “This has just been incredibly difficult as a woman – and [as one] who has had things happen to her,” Lienau said. “I think everybody – people of color, gay – anybody who’s just not fitting in – feels like they’ve just had their hearts ripped out right now.” Lienau said she was disheartened that so many women voted for Trump. “Women have been raised for so long not to speak up – not to rock the boat … You think that that’s not still happening, but it is.” Not everybody at the protest agreed with the message of the day. “I’m so thankful he won over Hillary,” said Ben Bergquam, a Trump supporter who showed up to counter the protest. “Hillary was an evil witch. When you look at liberalism – it’s funny they talk about hate and about race and about racism, there’s more hate and racism on the liberal side then there ever is on the conservative.” Ishaq Ali said the air of Trump’s campaign and impending presidency hits close to home as someone who has experienced discrimination. “I’ve dealt with discrimination before. After 9/11, my family was directly affected by it,” Ali said. “I had flashbacks of when my dad and brother received death threats for speaking out against Islamophobia in The Fresno Bee. A lot of those memories – like walking through airports and being randomly selected when I’m 12 years old and being wiped down for bomb residue. These

are flashbacks that are slowly coming back to me which I kind of brushed off back then.” Ali, who is part Columbian and part Pakistani, said people who fear what will happen have a good reason to. “There’s a legitimate fear that some people have,” Ali said. “There’s a lot of people that say, ‘Get over it,’ but they’ve never experienced that level of discrimination that others have.” Ali is a Fresno State student and senator for the College of Social Science in Associated Students, Inc. He said he was at the protest because he believes in the First Amendment right to peacefully assemble – not to represent the student government. “If there’s anything that I could say to the Fresno State community, it is don’t undermine people’s worries and fears right now. There are people that have been truly truly affected this election – by the rhetoric,” Ali said. “That does not, in my opinion, reflect American values.” The Fresno Police Department was at the protest to make sure people were not hurt, and officers kept people out of the street. “It’s been a model demonstration. This is really, truly what America is about,” Deputy Police Chief Andrew Hall said. “It allows you to come out and voice your concerns in a public place. They did it lawfully. The organizers were very professional. This should be the model for the nation.” Hall expects protests to continue. “When an unpopular decision is made, I would imagine that we’ll see demonstrations. But if they’re like this, that’s fantastic,” Hall said. This isn’t the first protest of Trump to spring up around the nation. Police in Portland, Oregon deemed one protest a riot after people started setting fire to trash cans and throwing bottles and other objects at officers. Presidential protests aren’t uncommon. Similar protests occurred in 2008 when

Barack Obama was elected president, but some say this time it’s different. “I’m 74 years old. I’ve never seen anything like this; I’ve never felt anything like this,” said Sharon Rold, who graduated from Fresno State in 1967. “I’m really frustrated with the fact that [Trump] hoodwinked people and really made them believe that he was going to do something for them.” Rold said she’s shocked that Americans chose Trump. “I’m nauseated. I can’t believe this country elected this misogynist racist – a totally dishonest person,” Rold said. “If 78 percent of what came out of your mouth during an election was a lie, it’s going to cost a lot of people.” Rold doesn’t believe Trump will actually build a wall – or at least won’t be able to. “If he tries to build a wall, I think you will see this [protest] multiplied a million times.” Ali said that tensions are high right now, but to move forward and make progress, everyone will have to be levelheaded. “Obviously I’m out here as part of this – it’s the reaction to the election; people who are upset that this is happening forget that people protested Obama eight years ago – four years ago,” Ali said. “Things are going to have to simmer down whether we like it or not. People are going to have to start paying attention to what government does very closely. I truly believe that there are a lot of civil liberties on the line. Women’s right to choose – people’s right to equal marriage – Muslims’ right to exist. People are going to have to make the effort to educate themselves.” There’s a protest Tuesday on campus at 11:30 a.m. called Fresno State Rejects Hate. And there’s another protest scheduled for Saturday. The Rally and March Against Trump will be at Blackstone and Nees avenues at noon.





Fresno State alumnus finishes 200-mile run for autism By Johnsen Del Rosario @TheCollegian

Fresno State alumnus Ryan Stiner finished his third 200-mile run for autism Saturday. Stiner began the nine-day, one-man run, Ryan’s Run, on Nov. 4 intending to raise awareness and funds for the California Autism Center and Learning Group. The route was from San Francisco to Clovis. Runners met Stiner at Selma Layne Park and joined him for the last 2 ½ miles. Stiner concluded his run at Railroad Park in Clovis, where people from the community waited to celebrate another successful effort. “I’m feeling tired,” Stiner said. “But I’m also feeling fulfilled, happy, grateful and just content.” Stiner had to run an average of 23 miles a day to make his timetable. He said he was lucky to have one of the supporters donate some nights at a hotel. “That was a big help for me,” Stiner said. “Once I was done with my run for the day, I usually have a coffee, read the paper, rest for about two hours, get dinner with a lot of protein and go to bed.” Stiner set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the autism center. He had a goal of $11,000. He had raised $4,015 as of Sunday. “We did not meet our goal, but let me

Johnsen Del Rosario • The Collegian

Fresno State alumnus Ryan Stiner (left) crosses the finish line at Railroad Park in Clovis on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 after a nine-day, 200-mile run from San Francisco to Clovis to raise money for the California Autism Center and Learning Group.

tell you this,” Stiner said. “It doesn’t really matter because I always said if we can raise awareness and a dollar every year, then we’ve met our goal. We’ve done the deal.” Nicki Cerniglia, director of marketing and public relations for the autism center, said Stiner was great to work with. “He’s fantastic,” Cerniglia said. “He wants to give back, and we’re really thankful he wanted to partner with us for the second year in a row to give back to our

center.” The autism center and Fresno State’s student-run public relations firm, TALK, put together a finish-line celebration for Ryan’s Run. TALK student Leticia Madrigal said she was glad the work she did was for a great cause. “This was my first experience working with a real client for public relations,” Madrigal said. “I got enough self-satisfaction to know that while getting experience,

I was helping children who suffer from autism.” The finish-line celebration included two food trucks, a cotton candy machine, face painting and games for the community. Stiner said it felt nice to have the community’s support. “I’m really grateful for it,” Stiner said. “I just want to thank everybody for their continued support.”

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Music, faith and charity brings Fresno together at Winter Jam

By Razmik Cañas @raz_canas

The Save Mart Center was filled with families from across the Central Valley Saturday night for the annual Winter Jam Tour as it made its stop in Fresno. Winter Jam, which has been around for decades, is a cross-country tour that brings people together to enjoy Christian music performed in various genres and a night of coming together in a revival of Christian faith. The lines at the Save Mart Center formed early Saturday with people of all ages lined up, ready to see 10 amazing performances. All three levels of the arena filled up quickly with families and church youth groups ready to see their favorite Christian artists perform live. The opening acts did an excellent job of pumping up the crowds for the music event that was ahead. One group in particular, OBB (nicknamed The Christian Jonas Brothers) got everyone up on their feet. During their final

song, staff released enormous latex balloons that were bumped along the crowd like beach balls. The main event began with the entire arena coming together in prayer, and then the numerous musical performers and guest speakers took the stage. The crowd immediately went wild when artists KB and Tedashi performed their Christian rap and dubstep style music. The flashing lights and the crowds jumping up and down set the tone for the rest of the night. In between every few musical performances, Winter Jam provided the crowd the opportunity to sit back and relax while listening to the inspiring guest speakers who shared their own stories and the moving stories of others. Even the musical performers had a chance to sit down and have a one-on-one conversation with the crowd members in between their songs. Christian music artist Mandisa shared with the crowd how her faith was strengthened with Simon Cowell during her appearance on Season 5 of American Idol.

Since it was the day after Veterans Day, the audience and performers took a moment to honor our veterans. The entire arena came together to sing “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” led by the performers. Before intermission, we heard the story of a Korean War orphan who was given a second chance at life through the help of Holt International, which is an international organization that helps aid orphans from around the world in giving them food, shelter and adoption opportunities. During a 20-minute break, the audience had the opportunity to help in the funding of an orphaned child. Each individual who wished to donate was able to choose a child from the many biographies presented and helped the organization with giving them a better life. After intermission, the stage was transformed for Christian Pop singer Britt Nicole who put on an uplifting and cheerful performance as her backup dancers glided across the stage in rollerblades. Before the show ended, the audience had the chance to give a monetary offering.

The Winter Jam staffed announced that at every show the first 10 percent of their offerings is always awarded to a local charity, and Fresno Rescue Mission would receive Saturday night’s donation. White buckets were passed all over the arena for the fans to donate whatever they pleased to help the local community. Matthew West was the final performer of the night and left fans with open hearts and smiles after sharing a touching story. At the foot of the stage he had a pile of papers that were with him during his entire set. He picked up the papers and told the audience that they were some of the many letters he received from fans. He said that he uses their stories to inspire him to write the songs on his album. Before playing his final song, a video of a fan who went through months of rehabilitation came on the big screen, and he shared his story and gave some powerful motivation to the rest of the audience. After a four-hour event filled with joy, tears and laughter, the arena came back together, hand-in-hand, for a final prayer for hope and happiness for everyone.

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OPINION We have to move forward ‘Don’t embattle yourself with those who will not see reason’ GOT OPINIONS? We want to hear them. COLLEGIAN-OPINION@CSUFRESNO.EDU




By The Collegian Editorial Board @TheCollegian

What’s done is done. There is little point in engaging in petty arguments about what could have been or what should have been. Adding to the hostility Donald Trump brought to the forefront of the national conversation, which will likely be elevated now that he’s been elected president, will gain us nothing. “This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it,” a defeated Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech Wednesday. “It is. It is worth it.” Many people are hurting. It feels like Trump stamped his name in giant gold letters on a glass ceiling left very much intact. It feels that way for now, but time will vindicate us. Clinton believes, and we should too. What do we do now? We spend the next four years standing up for ourselves; we spend the next four years standing up for our brothers and sisters. Our friends who are at risk of deportation or forced registration, we stand up for them and stand with them side-by-side against this flagrant discrimination. We’ve had the luxury of eight years under President Barack Obama. We were lucky to have found someone to lead us who was calm and collected, as well as

thoughtful and inclusive. Have we become complacent with the benefits granted to us in the last eight years? Marriage equality: check. Deferred action: check. Health care reform: check. A president not labeling people terrorists because of their religion: check. Obama pulled our nation up after the markets crashed, and he brought us back from the edge of total disaster. Now we have a 4.9 percent unemployment rate after it peaked at 10 percent as a result of the crash. We were losing 800,000 jobs per month, and now we’ve had 73 straight months of job growth. Now: we will have President Donald Trump. He’s the second consecutive Republican to take the presidency without the popular vote – and only the fifth in American history. There is no point in demanding his resignation; he won’t. With a Republican House of Representatives and Senate, there is no point in demanding for his impeachment; they won’t. Many of us fought to keep this runaway freight train from achieving the highest office in the world, and we failed. There isn’t time to feel sadness or outrage; we must wake from our haze of complacency and be more vigilant than ever. Being hostile and argumentative will not move us forward; it will only make us feel better while we’re standing still.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” We must be the bigger people; we must have grace, and we’re not alone. “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said after Trump’s victory. “To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.” Sanders came into our hearts during the election, and even though the vote didn’t go his way, and the nomination fell to Hillary Clinton, he is still here fighting for us. He is still here fighting with us. Don’t embattle yourself with those who will not see reason. It serves no purpose. Instead, we’re going to give the new president the benefit of the doubt and take it from there. Believe it or not, the man will likely do what he feels is best for the country. Whether we agree with it should be dealt with on a issue-by-issue basis. There is nothing to gain by being totally defensive and trying to fight his every move as Congress has done to Obama the last eight years. That fight only hurts more Americans, and we cannot be the cause of that suffering.

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“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said Wednesday. “The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.” After all, Trump’s failure would hurt us in the long run. We need him to succeed in this role. Does this mean we stay quiet for four years? Absolutely not. When injustice arises, we should fight it with justice. When we find oppression, we should fight it with diversity. When we see exclusion, we should fight it with inclusion.

Democracy is always a work in progress – as is society. There will always be a battle to fight. Make sure to check up on friends at risk because of the incoming administration. They’re hurting the most, and they need our support. Remember that love always trumps hate. We will stand up for our friends, our family and total strangers. We will fight for justice, and we will do it together.


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Men’s and women’s hoops open season with wins

Christian Ortuno • The Collegian

Left: Sophomore guard Raven Johnson (#2) goes to the rim for a layup against Biola University on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Save Mart Center. Right: Senior forward Cullen Russo (#13) hangs on the rim after finishing a breakaway dunk in a game against the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Save Mart Center.

By Daniel Gligich @DanielGligich

The Fresno State men’s and women’s basketball teams won their season openers Friday evening at the Save Mart Center. The teams played in a Veterans Day doubleheader – the women pulled away in the

first game 71-50 against Biola University, and the men followed with a 69-66 victory against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners. Bulldogs played in their first Fresno State game – freshmen Darryl McDowell-White, Johnny McWilliams and Bryson Williams and redshirt freshman Nate Grimes.

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In the women’s game, guard Tory Jacobs led the Bulldogs with 16 points. Junior center Bego Faz Davalos added 10 points and five rebounds, and sophomore point guard Candice White scored 13 points. Head coach Jaime White said everything is not going to be perfect, but her team responded every time it needed to and she is comfortable with every player’s ability to contribute. The men led by 15 with 8:27 left in the game, but UTSA battled back largely because of rebounding – UTSA outrebounded the Bulldogs 55 to 30, including 25 to three offensive rebounds. That disparity gave the Roadrunners many second chance opportunities to keep the game close. “We had pretty good shooting defense on a lot of those, we just didn’t finish possessions with physical block outs,” head coach Rodney Terry said. Senior forward Cullen Russo was Fresno State’s best player, leading the team with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Russo also played a crucial role at the foul line by making 10 of 12 free throws.

“I picked up my motor a lot,” Russo said. “Last season that was a big question, ‘where’s the motor, where’s the motor.’ I feel like this year I’m trying to prove that that won’t be a question.” Russo said he feels he played well, but he could have rebounded much better and played his assignments better. Senior forward Paul Watson also played a key role in the Bulldogs’ win. Watson was second on the team with 17 points. Watson and Russo scored 40 of Fresno State’s 69 points. “It’s a big win for us, being the first game of the season,” Watson said. “It’s nice to be able to protect home court, but just being at home isn’t enough. There were times when we probably could have pulled away.” Guard Jaron Hopkins was all over the ball defensively, leading the team with five steals to go along with seven points. Guard Jahmel Taylor was third on the team with nine points. Four The women host Utah on Tuesday Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., and the men host Prairie View A&M on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.




Jeff Tedford


After two years of playing football at Cerritos College, Jeff Tedford found himself playing quarterback for the Bulldogs under former head coach Jim Sweeney for two consecutive seasons in the early ‘80s. In his senior year (1982), he led the Bulldogs to the Pacific Coast Athletic Association conference championship over Bowling Green in the California Raisin Bowl. Tedford was named co-MVP in the Bulldogs’ 29-28 victory. In the same year, Tedford was named to the all first-team PCAA (Pacific Coast Athletic Association).


Looking back on the new Fresno State head football coach’s career By Jenna Wilson | @fsjennawilson

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Age: 55 years old Hometown: Downey, California High School: Warren (Downey) College: Fresno State- B.S. (1982) Family: Wife-Donna, Sons- Taylor & Quinn

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After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science, Tedford went on to play six seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with four different teams: the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He threw for 1,052 yards over his career with four touchdowns and 14 interceptions.



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1990 1992-97

Rankings in the all-time Fresno State records (1981-82) No. 8 in most TDs in a season (24) No. 9 in passing yds in a season (2,993) No. 10 in career passing yards (4,872)

Tedford retired from the CFL as a player in 1988 and returned to Fresno State as a volunteer assistant coach under Sweeney. He then went back to the CFL as a coach for the Calgary Stampeders from 1989 to 1991, but returned to Fresno State as the quarterback coach in 1992 and was later promoted to offensive coordinator from 1993-1997. In his time at Fresno State, Tedford coached former NFL quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Billy Volek.


Tedford left Fresno State to serve as offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon from 1998 to 2001. The Ducks had an overall record of 38-10 during that span.

July 2016

Tedford returned to college football in 2016 as an offensive analyst for the Washington Huskies.

Jose Carlos Fajardo • Contra Costa Times

Overall Record as Head Coach




Tedford remained in the Pac-12 when he was hired as the head football coach at Cal in 2002. He was let go in 2012 with an overall record of 82-57. He left Cal with the most bowl wins (5), conference wins (50) and games coached (139) in school history.



Will Vragovic • Tampa Bay Times


“It’s going to be a long process to understand who we are first, and then from 2014 In 2014, Tedford was hired as the Tampa there hire a staff,” Tedford Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator. said. “I am going to work long and hard to get It was short-lived though as Tedford that done in the next few experienced medical complications. weeks.” In December 2014, he returned to the -Jeff Tedford at Friday’s CFL as the head coach of the British press conference Columbia Lions and led the team to a 7-11 record.

“This opportunity is a great fit for me because I do understand the tradition of Bulldog football. I know where it has been, and I know where it should be. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with all the past players, the supporters and the entire Red Wave to bring this program back to prominence.” -Jeff Tedford at Friday’s press conference

Khone Saysamongdy • The Collegian

November 2016

On November 10, Tedford was named the Fresno State head football coach.

Trent Dilfer Fresno State Super Bowl Champion (XXXV) with the Baltimore Ravens

Marshawn Lynch University of California, Berkeley Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII) with the Seattle Sehawks

Kyle Boller University of California, Berkeley Baltimore Ravens (2003-08) St. Louis Rams (2009) Oakland Raiders (2010-11)

Aaron Rodgers University of California, Berkeley Super Bowl Champion (XLV) with the Green Bay Packers

Billy Volek Fresno State Tennessee Titans (2000-2006) San Diego Chargers (2006-2011)

November 14, 2016  
November 14, 2016