Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 7:54 pm in Mid-week.
And another thing,
Someone had asked about Cal’s kickoff that was returned for a touchdown by Minnesota. Yes, indeed, it was supposed to go exactly where it went. Place-kicker Tom Schneider was told to kick it there and he did his job. As coach Tedford said, when you can pin a team into the corner, you don’t have to cover the entire field. Tedford explained that one of his defenders got knocked off his line and Minnesota simply did a great job of moving a couple other tacklers out of the way. Tedford said the scheme was sound, and he had to tip his cap to Minnesota for a big play.
For those of you wondering about Portland State. The game was scheduled last minute to replace Louisiana Tech, which pulled out of its agreement to come to Berkeley. (Remember that awful loss to Tech about six years ago in which the All American tight end was running uncovered deep in the fourth quarter?). Cal contacted almost every Division I-A school that had an opening with no luck. This game actually works out well for the Bears, who have played two considerable opponents in Tennessee and Minnesota.