Former Cal Coach Pete Elliott Passes Away

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Former Cal Coach Pete Elliott Passes Away

Pete Elliott, who coached Cal football from 1957-59 and directed the Golden Bears to the 1959 Rose Bowl, passed away after a short illness Friday. He was 86. Elliott took over the Cal program after Pappy Waldorf's tenure ended in 1956. The Bears went just 1-9 in his first season in Berkeley. But in 1958, behind quarterback Joe Kapp and tailback Jack Hart, Cal captured the Pacific Coast Conference title and advanced to the Rose Bowl. Despite a 38-12 loss to Iowa, the Bears were ranked 16th in the final Associate Poll with a 7-4 mark. Elliott finished his career at Cal with a 10-21 overall record...

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