November 13, 2012
California Coach Jeff Tedford said he expects to meet next week with Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season during Tedford's tenure. Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No. 15 Oregon State. "The first place I will look is in the mirror," Tedford said. "We'll do a deep dive and figure out where we can improve. " Tedford said he will meet with assistants and each player to get their input on how to improve the situation at Cal. The Bears (3-8, 2-6 Pac-12)
October 4, 2012 |
Keenan Allen has heard the chatter, that time may be running out for University of California football Coach Jeff Tedford. "The guy is the winningest coach in school history," Cal's star receiver said. "It is definitely not fair. " Yet, Tedford may have reached a watershed moment when his team plays UCLA on Saturday in Berkeley. The Golden Bears are 1-4, 0-2 in Pac-12 Conference play. That's the worst start in Tedford's 11 seasons. Tedford is under contract through 2015 at $2.3 million per season.
July 24, 2012 |
In 10 seasons at California, Coach Jeff Tedford has been known as an offensive guru. His teams have racked up the more yards and points than most teams in the country and have featured many premier offensive players, including NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. But the last two years, the Golden Bears' success has been predicated largely on its defense. Cal led the Pac-12in total defense for the second straight year in 2011, paving the way to a 7-6 record and a berth in the Holiday Bowl. Cal, though, could be back to its old ways.
September 16, 2009 |
This is a critical nonconference weekend for the Pacific 10 and it starts with California's early-morning kickoff at Minnesota on Saturday. Cal fans can only hope it isn't a repeat of last year's early-morning kickoff at Maryland. Rise and shine? Bears Coach Jeff Tedford is tired of people blaming last year's 35-27 loss to the Terrapins on the 9 a.m. PDT start. He says it had nothing to do with Cal flying in on Friday, or any body-clock adjustment problems. "We didn't play well," Tedford said on Tuesday's Pac-10 coaches call, "but the announcers, all they could say is, "It's early, it's early, it's early," Everybody thinks it's early."
September 3, 2009 |
Just ask the linebackers and the safeties, the guys who have to make the tackles. Across the Pacific 10 Conference, the land of the forward pass, defensive players are talking smash-mouth football, worried about plugging holes at the line of scrimmage. It's as if they woke up and found themselves in a sunnier version of the Big Ten. "You'd better bring your lunch pail and work hat to the job," Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon says. The reason for their concern? As the Pac-10 embarks on the 2009 season with an early conference matchup between Stanford and Washington State this weekend, all eyes will focus on a host of top-notch running backs.
August 31, 2008 |
Kevin Riley passed for 202 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and Shane Vereen broke an 81-yard scoring run with 4:21 left in California's 38-31 home victory over Michigan State on Saturday night. Jahvid Best rushed for 111 yards and a score, and tight end Cameron Morrah and fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou caught Riley's touchdown passes in a solid debut for the Golden Bears' new collection of starting offensive skill players. Brian Hoyer passed for 321 yards, hooking up with Mark Dell for nine catches and 202 yards, the fifth-most yardage total for a receiver in Michigan State history.