Cal hires Marques Tuiasosopo

Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and quarterback Josh Rosen talk over a drill during spring practice. (Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze)

Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and quarterback Josh Rosen talk over a drill during spring practice. (Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze)

Berkeley is the next stop on Marques Tuiasosopo‘s tour of the Pac-12. Cal hired the former UCLA quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the same positions Monday, marking Tuiasosopo’s fourth Pac-12 coaching position in five seasons.

Tuiasosopo, who has also coached at Washington and USC, spent one year at UCLA during his second stint with the school, but his short tenure as quarterbacks coach was marred by a shoulder injury to his prized pupil Josh Rosen.

When he joined UCLA head coach Jim Mora‘s staff prior to last season, Tuiasosopo signed a two-year contract, but was put in a precarious position when Mora hired Jedd Fisch as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Tuiasosopo will work under Cal head coach Justin Wilcox. The pair worked together in 2013 at UW under then-head coach Steve Sarkisian.

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Manu, Marques Tuiasosopo finalists for Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Current UCLA quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and his father, former UCLA defensive lineman Manu Tuiasosopo are finalists for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Of the 18 finalists, which were announced Tuesday by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, six will be selected for the Class of 2017 in October and inducted into the Hall of Fame in January.

Marques was a Rose Bowl-winning quarterback at Washington before playing for eight years in the NFL. He is now in his first year as UCLA’s quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

Manu was an all-conference defensive lineman at UCLA in the 1970s before an eight-year professional career.

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