Archive for Pac-10

2008 Pac-10 Conference Odds

Doc Rivers as usual fouled up Game 3 by underusing Leon Powe (despite throttling Black Mamba here), so we’re not discussing the NBA today. Let’s move back to the pigskin. Thanks to VegasWatch, we now have our Pac-10 championship odds. USC -300 ASU +400 Oregon +600 Cal +800 UCLA +800 Arizona +2000 Washington +2000 Stanford […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Juicing The Juice (or Putting the $ in U$C)

Hopefully you’ve been following the O.J. Mayo mess down at U$C, which has the potential to have a profound impact on the future of both Pac-10 basketball and football. The facts are still developing and it’s way too early to draw conclusions regarding the allegations. It’s also too early to try to figure out the […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Can Cal Win State?

Does anyone else suspect that the Coach Taylor character on Friday Night Lights (awesome show, great job) is at least partially based on our beloved Coach Jeff Tedford? Consider the evidence: He’s a handsome, 40-something offensive mastermind, known as a quarterbacks guru, runs a pro-style offense with west coast elements, achieves early success as a […]

Posted by: Tony on Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Spring Forward

Hey All. Since I’ll be posting here on a regular basis, Avinash suggested I introduce myself. For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m a 2000 Cal alum currently living and practicing law in New York. Thanks to Avinash for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and thanks to you for reading. […]

Posted by: Tony on Tuesday, April 29th, 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

Worst Officiating Calls in College Football, 2007

Unfortunately for us, not all college referees possess the awesomeness of Ron Cherry. Most of the best have graduated to the NFL; the rejects get piled on in the college and high school level. So in the college ranks (as we’ve been reminded recently in the hoops game), we’re prone to a plethora of bad […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, April 11th, 2008

Updated Pac-10 Helmet Schedule

Tennessee and UCLA rescheduled their matchup to Labor Day, so the original Pac-10 helmet schedule had to be updated. I have a feeling I’ll be updating this about ten more times before the season starts, but no biggie. Again, you can click on the image above for something visually readable, and you can also download […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Which Conference Proved The Most in Bowl Season?

Extending with our deep and important discussion from regular season into bowl season, which conference had the toughest slate of opponents? Which conference had it easy goings? Well let’s look at the bowl performance. We can get a good examination by taking a look at this chart, with each row featuring a game, starting with […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Which Conference Proved They Were the Strongest?

Who’s the best conference? This seems to be part of a minimal but growing debate–and by debate I mean chest-thumping–about the Pac-10 (usually USC fans angry at how indifferent southern college football fans are to recent Trojan dominance) and the SEC (indifferent to West Coast bluster, every year). The heat has been rising summer after […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, March 24th, 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