There is a lot of talk about how much a difference it will make that Cal has Tennessee at home this time around. No, Memorial Stadium can’t pack in over 100,000 fans like Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, but the Bears are counting on having a decided home-field advantage Saturday.
Coach Jeff Tedford made a point at Tuesday’s media luncheon to implore Cal fans to do their part against the Volunteers.
“I’d like to challenge our fans right now to make it the same environment we faced last year at Tennessee,” he said. “Our fans have done that. They’ve always answered the bell when you’ve asked them to step up. We need that this year. We need to make sure that we make it difficult on them when they’re on offense.”
The game essentially a sellout, although earlier in the week Cal made a limited amount of single-game tickets available. Those tickets came from a group of potential season-tickets that weren’t purchased.