A bit of surprise based upon his teams' performances at Cal and Cal Poly, arguably with not enough talent to compete, but KD must see something, perhaps the passing attack's success as shown at Eastern Washington:
" Baldwin spent 2008-16 as the head coach at Eastern Washington, where his passing offenses powered some of the best teams in FCS. The Eagles won the national championship in 2010 and reached the semifinals in 2012, 2013, and 2016."
Also found this:
Notably, he coached current Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp in the final four years of his career at EWU, helping the wideout set FCS records for receptions (428) and receiving yards (6,464) in a career.
He made the leap to become assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at California and had several different job titles at the Pac-12 school from 2017-19."
Kenny Dillingham began assembling his coaching staff at Arizona State by hiring former Chaparral High School coaches.