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Inside The Huddle with Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider is familiar to most Cal fans as our finest placekicker in the Tedford era. After getting injured last season and being denied another year of eligibility, he transferred to Northern Alabama to complete his time as a college kicker.  He blogged about his experiences as a D-II kicker in the South at his […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

A Nod To the Future: Pac-10 Football in 2009

Fall 2009 is a long way away for a Cal football fan, but it’s really hard for Golden Bears not to be anticipating the possibilities of next season. The Bears have made plenty of runs after the Rose Bowl fiasco of 2004, but there were always good reasons as to why Cal never were able […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, January 12th, 2009

Pac-10 Scoring Trends, 2004-2008

(Scoring offense is points scored by the team, scoring defense refers to points given up, just to avoid any confusion. This is not a competition between how many touchdowns Jahvid Best or Syd’Quan Thompson would score, although that would be sick.) WOOOOOOOOO! Graphs baby graphs! There are some immediate trends you can notice. The powerful […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, November 13th, 2008

CBS Sports Blogpoll Week 12

Rank Team Delta 1 Texas Tech 2 2 Alabama 1 3 Texas 1 4 Florida 2 5 Oklahoma 2 6 Southern Cal 2 7 Utah 4 8 Penn State 6 9 Boise State 1 10 Oklahoma State 5 11 Missouri 1 12 Georgia 1 13 Ohio State 3 14 Ball State – 15 TCU 6 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

CBS Sports Week 10 Blogpoll

To see the total blogpoll, click here for the poll and analysis by Brian Cook of MgoBlog. Rank Team Delta 1 Alabama 2 2 Penn State – 3 Texas Tech 7 4 Texas 3 5 Oklahoma State – 6 Florida – 7 Oklahoma 3 8 Southern Cal 1 9 TCU 3 10 Boise State 1 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

CBS Sports Week 9 Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Texas – 2 Penn State – 3 Alabama – 4 Oklahoma – 5 Oklahoma State 1 6 Florida 2 7 Southern Cal – 8 Georgia 1 9 Utah 4 10 Texas Tech 2 11 Boise State 2 12 TCU 2 13 Missouri 6 14 Ball State 3 15 Tulsa 3 16 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

CBS Sports Week 8 Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Texas 1 2 Penn State 1 3 Alabama 2 4 Oklahoma – 5 Utah – 6 Oklahoma State 2 7 Southern Cal – 8 Florida 2 9 Georgia 4 10 LSU 2 11 Ohio State 3 12 Texas Tech 2 13 Boise State 2 14 TCU 12 15 Pittsburgh 9 16 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Weekly Cognitive Bias: Regression to the Mean

Image above originally found here. This article (hattip via EDSBS) caught my eye this past weekend. One week after defensive end Greg Hardy dismantled Florida with his pass rushing ability, the talented junior seemed invisible during the Rebels’ 31-24 loss to South Carolina on Saturday. By the second half, Hardy was rarely on the field […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Week 7 Preliminary Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Alabama 1 2 Texas 3 3 Penn State 1 4 Oklahoma 3 5 Utah 3 6 Florida 5 7 Southern Cal 2 8 Oklahoma State 7 9 Brigham Young 1 10 Texas Tech 3 11 Missouri 8 12 LSU 6 13 Georgia 1 14 Ohio State 1 15 Boise State 1 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Great Hype Machine

Tony brought up an interesting point yesterday about Cal football players drinking the Kool-Aid.  More so than in any other sport, the best college football teams swing dramatically in their performance week-to-week. While we haven’t had outright stinkers in huge games we’re expected to win, the Golden Bears usually earn the maximum effort from our […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 12th, 2008