Cal demotes defensive coordinator to position coach 

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  • Cal coach Sonny Dykes is shaking up his defensive coaching staff, including demoting defensive coordinator Andy Buh.
Cal demoted defensive coordinator Andy Buh to a position coach after the Golden Bears were one of the nation’s worst defenses last season.

Coach Sonny Dykes also announced on Wednesday that defensive tackles coach Barry Sacks and defensive backs coach Randy Stewart will not return next season.

The Bears allowed the second-most points in the FBS last season, giving up 45.9 per game on the way to a 1-11 record.

Dykes says he will look to hire a defensive coordinator with significant experience in that role.

Cal releases schedule: Cal unveiled its 2014 schedule Wednesday, with a previously announced Friday night game against Oregon on Oct. 24 at the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as the highlight. Cal opens the season Aug. 30 on the road against Northwestern. The Bears’ two other nonconference games are against Sacramento State (Sept. 6) and BYU (Nov. 29), both of which will be in Berkeley. Cal will host Stanford in the annual Big Game on Nov. 22.

Stanford feeling right at home: The Stanford football team will start the 2014 season with three straight home games. Stanford opens the season Aug. 30 against UC Davis before hosting Southern Cal and Army the following two weeks. Stanford will play a pair of Friday night games in 2014, hosting Washington State on Oct. 10 and ending the season at UCLA on Nov. 28.

— Staff, wire report

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