BERKELEY -- Chris Thomsen, who is serving as acting head coach at Texas Tech, will be Cal's new offensive line coach, according to the website CoachingSeach.com.
Thomsen, 42, was the Red Raiders' offensive line coach this season, then was promoted to lead the team Friday against Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston after coach Tommy Tuberville left Tech to become head coach at Cincinnati.
Kliff Kingsbury since has been hired as Texas Tech's permanent head coach.
The Lubbock (Tex.) Avalanche-Journal also reported the news that Thomsen will join Sonny Dykes' staff.
Thomsen spent seven seasons as head coach at Division II Abilene Christian, where he was 51-26, including the school's first undefeated regular season in 2008 since 1950.
He was Lone Star Conference South Division Coach of the Year four times in seven seasons and led the Wildcats to the NCAA Division II playoffs six times.
Thomsen left Abilene Christian for Arizona State after the 2011 season, then was hired at Texas Tech before coaching for the Sun Devils.