College Football: California Preview

As part of this becoming the all-sports blog for are three San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and part of our college football overage, I will post a capsule of all Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season. We’ll begin with the North Division, and today we take a brief look at California

CALIFORNIA BEARS
Coach:
Jeff Tedford
Years at school: 10
Record: 72-42
2010 Record: 5-7 overall, 3-6 in conference
Division: North
2011 prediction: Fifth
Outlook: The Bears have been one of the conference’s most consistent programs, playing in a bowl during Tedford’s first nine seasons. All that changed last year, and the outlook doesn’t look good for Cal in 2011. The Bears are inexperienced in the backfield, where Buffalo transfer Zach Maynard steps in at quarterback and junior Ise Sofele is the starter at tallback. Marvin Jones is one of the better returning receivers in the conference. But Cal, which will play all home games at AT&T Park while Memorial Stadium is refurbished, will be hard pressed to get back to a bowl game.
Quotable: “We have created a standard and expectation at Cal over the last nine years,” Cal coach Jeff Tedord said. “Last season we fell short of that, and we’re not hiding from that. We understand that there is a very fine line between winning and losing. We need to improve and get back to the standard and fulfilling the expectation that our fans and alumni have for our football program.”

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  • Colt74

    Cal coach Jeff Tedord: He is the highest paid state employee of California as of 2009.

    2010 Record: 5-7 overall, 3-6 in conference

  • Anon

    Colt 74,

    I don’t know if what you say is true, but this honor (highest paid California state employee) was usually held by the UCLA head football coach. I wonder how their compensation compares to the head coaches at Stanford and USC.

  • Former Bear

    Jeff Tedford from: Warren High School (Downey, CA)

  • TeachDGame

    Local Flavor —

    Brandon Madueno – SO – Damien HS – Long Snapper

    Jeff Tedford – Head Coach – Warren HS Downey
    Eric Kiesau – Passing Game Coord – Glendale

    That’s it…..

  • Colt74

    Top Salaries Earned in 2009

    Jeff TedfordUC Berkeley
    HEAD COACH-INTERCOLG ATHLETICS $2,338,409.39
    Benjamin Clark HowlandUCLA
    HEAD COACH, INTERCOL ATHLETICS $2,135,188.22
    Timothy H MccalmontUCSF
    PROF OF CLIN -MEDCOMP-A $1,902,464.33
    Philip E LeboitUCSF
    PROF OF CLIN -MEDCOMP-A $1,854,158.22
    Ronald BusuttilUCLA
    PROFESSOR-MEDCOMP-A $1,782,044.62

    Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/statepay/?name=Jeff+Tedford&agency=&salarylevel=#ixzz1TYDZmExo