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Cal Football’s new Head Coach Sonny Dykes was officially introduced at this press conference held in the field club of Cal Memorial Stadium at 2 PM, Thursday. After being introduced by Cal Media Relations Director Herb Benenson, Cal Vice Chancellor John Witop and Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour opened the proceedings with their statements. Sandy Barbour’s words were the most important because she made the decision to hire Coach Dykes. While not openly saying who Dykes was selected over, Sandy did say that he was her...

Sonny Dykes arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enroute to Berkeley for his meetings with Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and Cal Football Players; the press conference introducing Sonny Dykes as Cal’s new head coach is set for 2 PM, PDT. Coach Dykes and the former Kate Golding have been married since 2006 and have two daughters, one four and the other 18 months old, as of October. Sonny Dykes is one of the original architects of the Airraid Offense, and coached Louisiana Tech to 2011 WAC Champions, and in 2012 had...

While many Cal Alumns wish to dance happy after Cal Coach Jeff Tedford’s Thanksgiving Week firing, this blogger elects to remember the feeling of how Cal Football finally hit paydirt success with what became a suddenly regular string of NFL Draft 1st Round Selections, thanks to Coach Tedford. It was a rare privilege to be able to interview the Cal players who traveled to New York City for The Draft. Here are those video interviews. Ah, before we continue, one note: one sticking point with Cal Players who came to the NFL Draft...

According to ESPN Wisconsin, Aaron Rogers, who left Cal-Berkeley for the 2005 NFL Draft and The Green Bay Packers, and was the second example of Cal’s now former Head Coach’s Jeff Tedford’s ability to successfully develop quarterbacks (Kyle Boller was the first), was not pleased with the announcement that Tedford was fired on Tuesday.         As an update, to understand why Aaron’s upset, you have to go back to the 2005 NFL Draft. It was this blogger’s first NFL Draft, and had a front-row...

Cal’s Sandy Barbour has copied Stanford University’s lead and hired the same search firm and man The Cardinal used to find then-Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Embeded in Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour’s press conference to announce that Cal Football Head Coach Jeff Tedford was terminated from duties is her statement that the selection process for the next person to helm the Golden Bears will be aided by DHR International, an executive search firm. A visit to the DHR International website reveals that they have a special...

After two days of talks, University Of California Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced that Cal fired Jeff Tedford as head coach. This brings a sad end to a once-glorious career at Cal that lasted 10 years and produced far more good memories than bad ones, with Coach T posting an 82–57 record, and holding Cal Football records for most wins, games coached, and bowl game victories. But the last three years of Coach Tedford’s tenure were up-and-down: 5-7, 7-5, then 3-9 in 2012. Rather than look back at the Tedford years...

Cal was soundly beaten by Oregon, 59 to 17, increasing calls for Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to terminate Cal Football Head Coach Jeff Tedford. What’s interesting, and yet typical of these cries is that they don’t include a look at Tedford’s revised contract with the University of California and what UC Regents refer to as “the Berkeley Campus.” In the interest of full disclosure, as they say, this blogger is not in favor of terminating Coach Tedford this year. Look, this is Coach Tedford’s...

There/s nothing like the UCLA Bruins to bring out the Can Fan in, well, Cal fans – especially after an unexpected pasting like the one the Cal Bears Football Team gave the Bruins Saturday night at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Cal won 43 to 17, blowing the hated Bruins out of the stadium, saving Cal Coach Jeff Tedford’s job, and firing up CAL NATION in the process. Case in point. Almost alone in the uniqueness of his rant, my friend Greg Heywood was in such rare form, saying “We beat UCLA, BITCHES,” this...

Mark it: Cal Football Head Coach Jeff Tedford is in trouble. The man who arguably built the new football stadium just lost in it, reminding on-the-fence fans he’s 20-18 over the last three years. To mark the occasion of the opening of the newly rebuilt California Memorial Stadium, Cal lost to a team it was under the impression it was supposed to beat, Nevada of The Mountain West Conference, 31 to 24. And to make matters worse, Cal never once had a lead. It was a hard game for me to follow online, as I was home in Georgia. But...

Mitchell Schwartz, Mychal Kendricks, Marvin Jones represent for Cal Football! (So far!) While The Stanford Cardinal had several players go in the top rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft, from Quarterback Andrew Luck, the first player taken overall, to Tight End Cory Fleener, who will join Luck at Indianapolis, rival California players and Cal fans had to wait until the...

After watching a Cal Stanford Big Game that Cal should have won, but lost 31-28, the California Golden Bears came into the Land of the Tourist – aka Tempe, Arizona – for its final game of the 2011 NCAA Season against Arizona State. After leading by as much as 10 points, Cal fooled around and lost the lead to the Sun Devils, then got it back, and with something Cal Blues have really never seen much of in a Cal Football team: speed. This blogger doesn’t know the official statistics for the 40 yard dash, but this has...

The headline above was almost “Colorado Shocks Cal 34 – 30,” as the Colorado Buffalo’s, under a well-called final drive in regulation, use a combination of reverses, passes, and runs, to almost score a touchdown, but got close enough to set up a field goal to tie. Cal ran out the clock, talking the game into overtime. That’s when an already interesting game, got more interesting. Thinking that they could gash Cal’s defense with the run, Colorado called four straight running plays, but while the first...

First, it’s great to see Cal Football open with a win to start the 2011 Season, 36 to 21 over Fresno State. But, this blogger wasn’t able to see the game because he’s still in Atlanta, Georgia. Not such a bad thing – the ATL is jumping: DragonCon, and the Boise St. vs. Georgia game made downtown Atlanta the place to be. But that happens, my schedule and travel changes, I mean. Second, given than Cal was going into the game with an entirely new offensive scheme, and coaching approach, I expected the Golden Bears...