Without a receivers coach for one day, Cal has added former four-time Pro Bowl wideout Wes Chandler to its football coaching staff, the school confirmed Wednesday night.
Chandler, 55, replaces Eric Kiesau, who left the day before to become offensive coordinator at the University of Washington.
Chandler caught 559 passes for 8,966 yards and 56 touchdowns in 11 seasons in the NFL. He also spent six seasons coaching receivers with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns, and worked in NFL Europe.
"Wes is a quality person who brings all of the things to the table that Cal stands for," coach Jeff Tedford said in a statement. "He's a great football coach who is an outstanding technician. Just as importantly, he cares about the kids off the field."
Chandler, saying he shares Tedford's visions for the game, called it "a perfect marriage for me."
A couple of Cal's wide receiver recruits greeted the news with enthusiasm. Chris Harper of Crespi High in Encino tweeted, "Just got off the phone with the new receiver coach, can't wait to meet him."
Bryce Treggs of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, told ESPN, "I just talked to him, seems like a cool dude."