Archive for Draft

The Noodles at Cal (Wonderlic Scores)

(This is 90% Danzig, with some great data; my small contribution is the Analysis section after the scores and before the sources) I was catching up on my RSS feed yesterday and I came across a report that Mario Manningham of Michigan scored a ‘6’ on his Wonderlic IQ test. A fricking ‘6’?? I thought […]

Posted by: Danzig on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Let The Eagles Soar (NFL Draft Recap)

DeSean Jackson was once slated to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Now he’s bound for a city which is not going to take kindly to underachieving, and they won’t even care too much if he underachieves because of how low he fell on the draft board. I have little to say […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, April 28th, 2008

The Golden Bears Are Getting Drafted

Oh, really? It’s tomorrow? Okay then… Well, DeSean Jackson has been taken through the ropes the past few days. Like here. And here. And here. And here. He’s not exactly getting the benefit of the doubt. If anything, I’m flabbergasted at how overhyped translates into overrated. The MEDIA overhyped him, and now they’re taking a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, April 25th, 2008

3rd Down Offense in the Pac-10

Numbers are always fun to look at, and this week I’m going to look at the all-too-crucial third down conversion. While I can’t generate anything as awesome as MGoBlog’s graphs, I can do some basic breakdown of numbers. The Division I rushing yards per carry ranking is listed in parentheses. Rushing 3rd and 1-3 3rd […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, April 15th, 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

Saying Goodbye–Justin Forsett

Tex was a great player, a great kid, a stout Christian who did things right and played right. Every game you could expect 100% from Justin, healthy or not healthy. His effort was unparalleled, and he provided the clinching TDs in 4 of Cal’s 6 victories (Tennessee, Arizona, Oregon, Wazzu). While his size could be […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, March 14th, 2008

Saying Goodbye–Tha1

It’s hard to see where you’re going DeSean. I know it’s tough for me to judge the type of player you are. One moment, you were Randy Moss in New England, doing everything in spectacular ways to help your team win, the next moment you were Randy Moss in Oakland, seemingly backing your way out […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, March 7th, 2008

Combine/NFL Draft Links for Cal Prospects

I know some of you are chomping at the bit for Cal NFL prospects–this is a very talented class we’re letting go of. We can look at the rankings from the two sites who spend the most time compiling this decorum of data, Rivals and Scout (just for fun, we’ll add in Frank Cooney too). […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Saying Goodbye–The Hawk

After a dreadful game against Arizona last year, I was a little weary of Lavelle taking the big snaps. That was dumb of me. Hawkins has made great strides since then, his work ethic carrying him to a higher plateau I’d never thought he’d reach. If he can keep at it (and it appears he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, February 8th, 2008

Saying Goodbye–Thomas DeCoud

Solid. That’s what you can say about Thomas DeCoud. He found receiver. He saw receiver made catch. He tackled said receiver. And the pattern repeated itself. Even when Cal slid, he didn’t slide along with them. DeCoud hit double digits in tackles in four of Cal’s losses, although some of that could be accounted for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008