Archive for recruiting

Abolish College Football Preseason Rankings

Brian Cook (possibly pictured above) is a fine writer and by all accounts, a maniacal human being. Runs it steady over at MgoBlog, my source for almost everything Big Ten (on the days I, you know, care about the Big Ten). He does many awesome things, his latest being inviting me to Blogpoll along with […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, August 20th, 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

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

Pac-10 Recruiting Maps, Part II

Read Part I (Northwest/Northern California) here. Going again through the super awesome MapGameday, we see how important it is for the Pac-10 to defend their home turf from intruders. Cal did a so-so job, Washington a superb job. How would the southern schools fare? Arizona Bob Stoops gets another year, and Arizona gets another subpar […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Pac-10 Recruiting Maps, Part I

While I’m not so hot on breaking down recruiting by stars, recruiting by location always intrigues me. It gives you an idea of a program’s reach, how well the team is recruiting in the local area, how many incursions a team is making on certain programs. And more importantly, you can dirty up Google Maps. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Recruiting Class of 2008

You can view them here. My thoughts on recruiting will come at a later time, but I don’t like evaluating potential without having the slightest idea what these players will do at Cal. I’ll examine it as the offseason goes on, but the only player I’m pretty excited about is Marvin Jones. With the receiving […]

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

We Have a New Enemy

Rick Neuheisel’s hiring at UCLA has everyone talking with excitement at Westwood about how the Bruins will finally supplant the Trojans as the best team in the Pac-10, become a football empire and establish dominance in both of the big major sports for the next decade. Okay. Stop laughing. I might have exaggerated a bit, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Tha1 Be Gone?

I don’t think many of us expected otherwise. Cal also was right there. Logistically, it made perfect sense. Close to home, close to his mother, who raised him and daughter Jessica alone. Though committed to Florida, Moore still took a recruiting visit to the Berkeley campus over the weekend. Friday’s festivities included dinner at Tedford’s […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007