A former Tennessee defensive coordinator reportedly is close to becoming California’s next coach.
As reported by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on Thursday, Cal officials are in negotiations with Justin Wilcox to make him the Golden Bears’ next coach.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 13, 2017
Wilcox was on Derek Dooley’s staff for the 2010 and 2011 seasons at Tennessee. During that time, the Volunteers went 11-14.
Wilcox will be no stranger to the Pac-12 if he lands the job. He has served as a defensive coordinator at Washington and Southern Cal, in addition to his time at Wisconsin. He also was a linebackers coach at California from 2003-05.