The day has finally come. Green Bay Packers and former University of California, Berkeley quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made up with his alma mater.
Rodgers returned to Cal for the first time in a long time on Tuesday.
Rodgers’ beef with Cal stemmed from their firing his college coach, Jeff Tedford.
Tedford was the Golden Bears’ coach from 2002-12. He compiled an 82-57 record and twice won conference coach of the year honors. Tedford was canned after a 3-9 record in 2012 and Rodgers hasn’t been on campus since.
In fact, for years Rodgers named Butte Community College as his school when he introduced himself before games.
Sonny Dykes replaced Tedford and lasted four seasons, going 19-30. He was fired after a 5-7 2016 campaign and replaced by Justin Wilcox, who you may know as the defensive coordinator of the Wisconsin Badgers in 2016.
Rodgers, however, knows Wilcox from his years as linebackers coach at Cal, a position he held from 2003-05. Wilcox, in other words, like Rodgers, is a Tedford guy.
We’re sure Cal is happy to have Rodgers back in the fold. That can’t hurt recruiting.