Archive for Coaches

Which Tedford Team Was Your Favorite?

A simple question for every Blue and Gold fan out there. Which year produced your favorite Tedford team? The 2002 team was the virgin experience. Kyle Boller, the beginning of Geoff MacArthur’s productive career, good offensive production. The 2003 team struggled with what one might call a sophomore slump. Took Rodgers about half the season […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, June 13th, 2008

The Bears Are Roaring: Week of 5/21

Big movement brewing to Gold Out Memorial Stadium (with the students in blue to have a Gold C form the stadium). I was thinking about travelling next fall, but if the fans keep on coming up with great suggestions like this, I might just buy season tickets. I’ll have to ponder it. DeSean Jackson sits […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

BREAKING: Ben Braun Out

In sad developments in Cal sports, Ben Braun could not capture his second coveted “national championship”. So close to being 66th. So damn close! Unfortunately, that was the cutoff-line for Sandy Barbour. Cal fired men’s basketball coach Ben Braun Wednesday after 12 seasons, citing lack of NCAA tournament appearances over the last five years. Braun […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Cal Sports Weekend Links

As March Madness rages, in between commercial breaks and CBS lunges, I thought you might be interested in some other Cal material. Remember when I created those primitive Pac-10 recruiting maps (here they are again)? Well, someone much better than me created something far more visually pleasing. Below are the 2008 HS and JUCO and […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Cal Football Spring Links and BlogLove

All the winners of the CFBAs should have been announced today and I’d just like to say I hate you all for not finding a single award to put me in (I’d take Worst Blogger Ever, just give me attention). Ha, I’m just kidding! Congrats guys. If I ever met you in real life, I’m […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Sleep Sounds Great

If people seem discontented by Tedford’s stand on Riley v. Longshore, they should be more pleased to hear what he’s learned from this year. Tedford, who is notorious for setting up residence in his office during the season, worked even longer hours than usual in an attempt to solve his team’s riddle. And when he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Nate vs. Riley, Part I

People have heard Coach Tedford speak about many important issues this offseason. Certainly for most Cal fans, the most important aspect of the future is the QB debate. On the down side the general impression in the room was that he is sticking with Longshore, saying that he was unfairly criticized, and that other than […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, February 18th, 2008

Recruiting Maps for Cal, Tedford Era

After drawing conclusions about the entire Pac-10 recruiting efforts (and one of my commenters has provided a similar 2008 Big Ten map, kudos to him), it’s time to take a historical perspective of Coach Tedford’s impact on the program (labels: blue dot-2002, yellow dot-2003, blue pin-2004, yellow pin-2005, blue no dot-2006, yellow no dot-2007, sky […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, February 17th, 2008

This Looks Familiar…

Well, at least we didn’t have the most prominent ankle injury of the football season. We’ll never really know how much Brady’s ankle affected him in the Super Bowl, but many of us will postulate. Yes, Brady did lead his team down the field 80 yards and score a go-ahead touchdown, but for the remaining […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Going Under the Mask

Seems prudent, at least during Super Bowl weekend. Seeking advice for the Cal football program, Coach Jeff Tedford apparently has an appointment with the game’s master strategist. Tedford will meet during the off-season with Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, according to a former Cal player now with New England. Ryan O’Callaghan, a backup right tackle, said […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008