Jared Goff had his phone shut off all day at school. When he turned it on and the text messages and missed calls flooded in he knew something had happened with Jeff Tedford.
Cal fired Tedford on Tuesday but Goff, a four-star quarterback who committed to the Golden Bears in March, said he doesn't plan to back away from his pledge. There is a significant amount of disappointment though.
The Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic prospect and Tedford had developed a good relationship and now Goff is anticipating who will become the new Cal coach.
"I found out right after school," Goff said. "I had my phone off all day and I turned it on and I had a million text messages. I knew at that point something happened. I'm kind of disappointed that it happened to such a good guy and a guy I liked and a coach I liked.
"I look forward to what's coming next and I want to see what the future holds."
There are other options but the 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect said he doesn't plan to look at other schools.
Tedford was a big reason why Goff committed to Cal but the school also provides many opportunities that he doesn't want to forego.
Cal is the place for Goff and now it's a waiting game to see which coach is hired. Goff hopes it's someone with a similar offensive mindset as Tedford.
"I'll be staying there," Goff said. "I'm just looking to see who they're going to hire. It should be interesting.
"I really liked (Tedford). He was the first to offer me, that's who I committed to and we talked every week. We had a nice little bond going there. It's just kind of sad."