As soon as Cal lost to Oregon State 62-14 on the road on Saturday to complete a 3-9 season, its worst in 11 years, the question of coach Jeff Tedford’s future became the No. 1 issue.
Despite being Cal’s all-time leader in coaching victories and being responsible for bringing the Golden Bears back to national prominence, there’s a chance Tedford will be dismissed, and an announcement could come as soon as today. Read More
Even before Cal quarterback Zach Maynard was injured in the Bears’ loss to Washington last week, there was little reason to believe Cal could beat No. 2 Oregon, even though the game Saturday will be played in Berkeley. Read More
Allan Bridgford prepares each week as if he is the starting quarterback for Cal.
The difference this week is he could likely get that chance for the Golden Bears against No. 2 Oregon because starter Zach Maynard is hampered by an injured left knee.
Bridgford took the majority of practice snaps with the first team Tuesday, according to coach Jeff Tedford, while Maynard just watched with a heavy brace on his left leg. Read More
The sense of desperation that had provided the only remaining emotional boost for Cal disappeared on Friday when the Golden Bears lost to Washington 21-13 in a disheartening and mistake-filled home game in front of a national television audience.
At 3-7, the Bears are left with no tangible motivation, other than to avoid an utter collapse, and they probably will be without their best player and their starting quarterback to finish up the season. Read More
Cal will be in desperation mode again when it plays at Utah on Saturday, and the Bears performed well with that mindset before.
Cal was sliding into oblivion with a 1-4 record when it produced its best game of the season in a 43-17 victory over UCLA on Oct. 6. That seemed to lift the Bears out of the doldrums and led to a two-game winning streak. Read More
Momentum is measured in winning streaks, and Cal has a chance to win consecutive games for the first time this season when it plays Washington State in Pullman, Wash., on Saturday. Read More
Cal’s 27-17 loss to Arizona State on Saturday raises a lot of troubling questions for the Golden Bears looking ahead to the rest of the season. Read More
Cal’s battered offensive line will face another test Saturday when it lines up against the revamped Arizona State defense at Memorial Stadium.
Through four games, the Sun Devils (3-1) are tied for first in the nation with Tulsa for most tackles for a loss (39). Read More
For the second straight week, Cal outplayed a ranked opponent in the third quarter on the road to get back into the game. But for the second straight week, the Golden Bears were unable to make it pay off in a victory, losing to USC 27-9 on Saturday.
The Golden Bears were able to move the ball, but managed just nine points on five trips into the red zone, and none of those red-zone possessions turned into a touchdown. Read More
Cal’s theme for Saturday’s home game against Southern Utah is simple: Don’t panic.
The Golden Bears performed poorly in the season-opening 31-24 loss to Nevada, and coach Jeff Tedford wants to avoid letting that game affect the team going forward. The focus is less on the opponent, which is an FCS team the Bears should handle even if they don’t play their best, and more on Cal’s psyche. Read More