Cal’s football team is reeling after starting the season 1-4. The only one who is exposed and will get “whacked” is the head coach, Jeff Tedford. Is it deserved? Most likely
Cal Pac 12 football fans, are not happy and their patience is wearing thin. Cal fans know this season is a bust, unless their is a major turn-around starting this week when the Bears host UCLA. Cal going to a post-season bowl game is very much in doubt. To do so, Cal must win 5 of their last 7 games. That is not going to happen.
BERKELEY — Cal’s football season continues to head down a deep, dark hole to oblivion.
A return to Memorial Stadium didn’t help the Golden Bears, who lost 27-17 to Arizona State before 51,634 fans, dropping to 1-4 for the first time in coach Jeff Tedford’s 11 seasons.
No Cal team has recovered from a 1-4 start to play in a bowl game.
“As far as making a bowl game, that’s a little farther down the line than I’m thinking about,” linebacker Nick Forbes said. “I’m thinking about next week.”
The Bears (1-4, 0-2 in Pac-12) lost for the third straight game after consecutive road defeats to Top-25 opponents Ohio State and USC. Cal plays at home next Saturday night against UCLA.
“We’re not going to quit,” Tedford said. “If you want me to say we’re going to quit, we’re not going to quit. We’re going to come back to improve.”
The checklist of areas that need work is growing:
· Quarterback Zach Maynard, two weeks after one of the best games of his career at Ohio State, was 9 for 28 for 126 yards. “He didn’t play his best game today,” Tedford said.
· Maynard also absorbed six more sacks, pushing the total to 19 over the past three games. “The confidence is still there,” he said. “Frustration comes and goes.”
· The Bears committed 12 penalties for 119 yards.
“We’ve just got to come out and play football and stop messing around,” running back Isi Sofele said. “It’s not them, it’s us killing ourselves with penalties.”
Continue reading Pac 12 Football Teams
Struggling Cal Bears slip to 1-4 Cal had beaten the Sun Devils four straight times and had not lost to ASU at home since 1997. Now the Bears must win five of their final seven games to become bowl eligible. The Bears managed just 285 total yards, their second straight game held under …
Devils Delight Arizona State running back Cameron Marshall (6) runs against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Sure, you could read the box score and know …
From Bad to Worse: ASU Beats Cal, 27-17 Coming into Saturday’s game against Arizona State at Memorial Stadium, the California Golden Bears had won eight of the last nine meetings against the Sun Devils. The way Cal built that run of success against ASU had as much to do with the play of the …
Cal’s Kennan Allen makes sick TD catch Keenan Allen became sick during Cal’s 27-17 loss to Arizona State on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with the quality of his team’s play. Allen, Cal’s premier wide receiver, missed parts of the second and third quarters with a stomach illness before …