Jordan Rigsbee has heard the reports and although Colorado hasn't made it official with a press release yet it's widely accepted that Golden Bears' offensive line coach Steve Marshall is leaving for the Buffaloes.
That's important news to Rigsbee, a four-star offensive guard from Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley who was recruited by Marshall and committed to Cal in June.
Marshall would have been Rigsbee's position coach in Berkeley. It now appears that Rigsbee will have to develop a new relationship with another coach once the Golden Bears hire a replacement.
Article Continues Below
"It's kind of a bummer," Rigsbee said. "I am kind of a little mad or sad but it's not the end of the world.
"We really did (have a good relationship). He was the guy who recruited me most of the time. He came to see me and we had a really good relationship, I thought, so I was kind of bummed when he left."
Although Rigsbee is disappointed, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound prospect said he is "definitely not" considering a de-commitment and that he'll stick with his Cal pledge. Coach Jeff Tedford has been in contact and Rigsbee said he appreciates the candidness about what will happen next with the program.
"I do realize it is a job," Rigsbee said. "It is a business and people have to do what's best for them. I understand that part of it. That's just the way college and NFL football is and that's just part of the game.
"I talked to coach Tedford and he talked to me. He couldn't tell me who they were bringing in or whatever but he said when they figure it out he's going to call me and we're going to get in contact with that person and get a relationship going with him.
"It was really good. It made me feel good in my decision that he called me and wanted to make sure I was OK with everything and to make sure I was good with everything."
Rivals.com rates Rigsbee No. 4 at offensive guard, No. 136 nationally and No. 15 in the California state rankings. Arizona, Boise State, Duke, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State were some of the other schools involved but Cal had been his leader for some time. His brother, Tyler, plays for the Golden Bears, too.