Cal is hiring former Oregon co-defensive coordinator Keith Heyward to fill the same role with the Golden Bears. Heyward released a statement Monday on social media confirming his departure from the Ducks' program.

Heyward, who also served as the safeties coach, will replace Tim DeRuyter, who accepted Oregon's defensive coordinator position last week.

The 40-year-old coordinator spent the past four seasons with the Ducks and added the assistant head coach title to his other duties in the last two years.