Mike Bellotti '82 starts new ESPN job in April. Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

Mike Bellotti '82 starts new ESPN job in April. Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

New ESPN football analyst is CSUEB alumnus and former offensive coordinator

  • March 23, 2010 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay alumnus and former offensive coordinator Mike Bellotti ’82 recently left his football job at the University of Oregon to become a college football analyst for ESPN television broadcasts.

Bellotti was hired at then Cal State Hayward in 1977 as the offensive coordinator for two seasons. He returned to the school as offensive coordinator in 1980, and remained until 1983. In 1982, he earned a masters degree from the university in physical education.

In an interview with Gary Horowitz from Oregon’s Statesman Journal, Bellotti called the ESPN job a "once in a lifetime opportunity." He will provide studio and game analysis across multiple programs and ESPN platforms. He will make his ESPN debut April 17 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPNU’s telecast of the Auburn spring football game.

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California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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