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October 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron is known for his tenacity in recruiting prospects for USC. Less than a week into his tenure as the Trojans' interim coach, he has also taken a stab at recruiting a coach. Orgeron said Thursday that he had called former California coach Jeff Tedford to gauge his interest in helping the Trojans "in some capacity. " Tedford passed. "He was very complimentary of USC, very supportive of what we wanted to do," Orgeron said. "But he just had other things that he had in mind.
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October 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron is known for his tenacity in recruiting prospects for USC. Less than a week into his tenure as the Trojans' interim coach, he has also taken a stab at recruiting a coach. Orgeron said Thursday that he had called former California coach Jeff Tedford to gauge his interest in helping the Trojans "in some capacity. " Tedford passed. "He was very complimentary of USC, very supportive of what we wanted to do," Orgeron said. "But he just had other things that he had in mind.
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October 10, 2011 | By Gary Klein
Lane Kiffin is not ready to let go. He acknowledges he may never be. USC's head coach doubles as the Trojans' sole play-caller, an increasingly rare combination in major-college football. But Kiffin does not foresee passing off play-calling responsibilities. "I kind of think I would get bored," he said. "I just don't know what you do all day if you don't do Xs and O's. " Kiffin will be on the sideline Thursday night, laminated play sheet in hand, matching wits with mentor Jeff Tedford when USC plays California in a Pacific 12 Conference game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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August 14, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Jeff Tedford is not coaching college football this season, but he is still around the game. Tedford, the former coach at California, observed USC's practice Tuesday. He watched the Trojans go through drills and chatted on the sideline with USC Coach Lane Kiffin, former Trojans coach John Robinson and various players. Tedford has connections to the Trojans. He coached Kiffin at Fresno State, and Clancy Pendergast, USC's defensive coordinator, worked under Tedford for three seasons before Tedford was fired after finishing 3-9 in 2012.
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September 27, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Two thoughts to take out of Saturday: Never, EVER trust an e-mail that says you inherited millions, or California football. The Gummy Bears botched it again, charging out to an early 3-0 lead at Oregon before allowing the next 42 points in a defeat in Eugene that left legions of Cal followers muttering that old Bill Parcells refrain, "You are what you are." What kind of preparatory work was this in advance of incoming USC? Tie-dye shirt vendors in Berkeley are busy working on the latest prints: Cal: "Trying to get it right since Wrong Way Roy."
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October 15, 2005
I moved to Boston a few months back so it's hard to keep track, but I was just wondering: Does everyone in Westwood still hate Karl Dorrell? Thanks, that's what I thought. SCOTT JOHNSTON Arlington, Mass. Dull is dandy. Karl Dorrell is Mister Rogers in cleats. Let's toast UCLA's big win over Cal. Break out the lemonade. WES WELLMAN Santa Monica Big thanks to T.J. Simers and the legions of fans that have underestimated Karl Dorrell's coaching ability.
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September 10, 2005
Why should Karl Dorrell be judged by a different standard than his contemporaries? In his third season at USC, Pete Carroll won a national championship. In his third season at Cal, Jeff Tedford had the Bears in the top 10 and in contention for a BCS bowl, finishing 10-2. In his second season Tedford beat the aforementioned USC team. And Tedford inherited a team with a 1-10 record. Why should we expect and accept less from Dorrell? Both Carroll and Tedford proved it could be done. In fact, Red Sanders and Tommy Prothro each turned UCLA's football program around in his first year.
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August 19, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time: No. 16 California First, a little context: California football was 0-11, 3-8 and 1-10 in the three seasons before Jeff Tedford arrived as coach in 2002. The Golden Bears would have counted their lucky stars to land Tedford, but they didn't have any. The team Tedford inherited from Tom Holmoe was this bad: Cal was supposed to play at Rutgers the weekend after Sept.
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February 2, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley hills, and spent dozens of Saturday afternoons in the late 1970s and '80s watching the Cal Bears play, and usually lose, to other teams in the Pacific 10 Conference. Just as the Pac-10 is now the Pac-12, with the addition two years ago of the University of Colorado and the University of Utah, the stadium, originally built in 1923, has expanded.
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September 6, 2002 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
It's all they're talking about in the Bay Area, the streak, the streak, the streak, so we dispatched an Internet search engine task force team to investigate. The results were startling. The California Golden Bears have not lost a college football game since last Nov. 17, a defeat-less skein that, by months, trumps anything the Oakland Athletics have accomplished. Mind you, Cal started last year 0-10 before a season-ending victory at Rutgers.
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February 2, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley hills, and spent dozens of Saturday afternoons in the late 1970s and '80s watching the Cal Bears play, and usually lose, to other teams in the Pacific 10 Conference. Just as the Pac-10 is now the Pac-12, with the addition two years ago of the University of Colorado and the University of Utah, the stadium, originally built in 1923, has expanded.
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November 20, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
The University of California fired football coach Jeff Tedford on Tuesday after a 3-9 season that ended with five straight losses. Tedford won a school-record 82 games in 11 seasons and resurrected a program that ranked among the worst in major college football. He rebuffed other job offers while patiently waiting for upgrades at venerable Memorial Stadium. Ironically, Tedford's firing comes just as the $321-million renovation has been completed. Tedford, clearly, had lost control of the program.
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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)
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October 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
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.
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October 10, 2011 | By Gary Klein
Lane Kiffin is not ready to let go. He acknowledges he may never be. USC's head coach doubles as the Trojans' sole play-caller, an increasingly rare combination in major-college football. But Kiffin does not foresee passing off play-calling responsibilities. "I kind of think I would get bored," he said. "I just don't know what you do all day if you don't do Xs and O's. " Kiffin will be on the sideline Thursday night, laminated play sheet in hand, matching wits with mentor Jeff Tedford when USC plays California in a Pacific 12 Conference game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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October 15, 2010 | By Gary Klein
USC (4-2, 1-2) vs. California (3-2, 1-1), 12:30 p.m., Coliseum (FSN) After consecutive last-second losses, USC hopes to avoid its first three-game losing streak since 2001. Cal looked bad in a loss to No. 19 Nevada last month, but the Golden Bears have not given up more than 10 points in any other game. Staff writer Gary Klein looks at the game's key issues and matchups: History lesson Cal's Jeff Tedford, Lane Kiffin's position coach and mentor at Fresno State, is winless as a head coach at the Coliseum.
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December 13, 2001 | Times Wire Services
Jeff Tedford, offensive coordinator at Oregon the past four seasons, was hired Wednesday as the coach at Pacific 10 Conference rival California. He replaces Tom Holmoe, who resigned at the end of a 1-10 season. Holmoe had a 16-39 record in five years as Bear coach. "I've been wanting to be a head coach for a long time, and I don't think there's a better fit," Tedford said. Tedford will continue at Oregon through the Fiesta Bowl, where the Ducks will play Colorado.
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October 17, 2009 | Chris Foster
California quarterback Kevin Riley bounced a pass well short of a receiver in practice and Andy Ludwig , the Bears' offensive coordinator, gave him a mock clap. "He made a couple comments too," Riley said. "It was pretty funny." Riley will pardon the Bears' fans who don't get the joke. Just a few weeks back, Cal made its seemingly annual journey into the top 10, getting as high as sixth. That led to another chorus of, "Is this the year?" from fans who have not seen the Bears in a Rose Bowl game since 1959.
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October 17, 2009 | Chris Foster
California quarterback Kevin Riley bounced a pass well short of a receiver in practice and Andy Ludwig , the Bears' offensive coordinator, gave him a mock clap. "He made a couple comments too," Riley said. "It was pretty funny." Riley will pardon the Bears' fans who don't get the joke. Just a few weeks back, Cal made its seemingly annual journey into the top 10, getting as high as sixth. That led to another chorus of, "Is this the year?" from fans who have not seen the Bears in a Rose Bowl game since 1959.
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September 27, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Two thoughts to take out of Saturday: Never, EVER trust an e-mail that says you inherited millions, or California football. The Gummy Bears botched it again, charging out to an early 3-0 lead at Oregon before allowing the next 42 points in a defeat in Eugene that left legions of Cal followers muttering that old Bill Parcells refrain, "You are what you are." What kind of preparatory work was this in advance of incoming USC? Tie-dye shirt vendors in Berkeley are busy working on the latest prints: Cal: "Trying to get it right since Wrong Way Roy."
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