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Football: Quick media day notes

By Jonathan Okanes
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 12:02 pm in off-season stuff.

A couple of notes from Jeff Tedford’s time at the podium this morning at Pac-10 media day in Los Angeles:

–Tedford said he is considering having the team travel an extra day earlier for the Minnesota game on Sept. 19. Tedford said he still doesn’t believe the time change was a factor during last year’s loss at Maryland, but also wants to be open-minded about it. He said leaving an extra day early will give him the opportunity to compare any differences with the experience.

–No surprise, but Tedford said Kevin Riley will begin training camp taking the first snaps at quarterback. This is only significant because it’s not something Tedford had to say. It was offered. But he did talk later about his desire to have any of the quarterbacks play well enough to win the job and keep it the entire season.

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  • bean

    Last year USC allegedly used a consultant who was not on the coaching staff:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-usc30-2009jul30,0,5447350.story?page=1

  • H8sRed

    Moron – It’s current football news as being reported by the LA Times and other LA news outlets. Cal was properly penalized for Bozeman’s blatant rule-breaking more than 10 years ago. If Pete Carroll broke the rules by using more than the allowed number of coaches, then sc should likewise be penalized.

  • Pete Carroll

    More evidence of a lack of institutional control. Thanks for passing it along Bean.

  • BluenGold

    I am sure that I am not the only one getting sick of moron repeatedly posting about JO being a ‘coward’ or being ‘clueless’. Why are these posts not deleted by the CCTimes?

  • McLOVIN

    SC fan here, it isn’t cool to call JO names. It’s not necessary and if any superiors or co-workers read this blog, I would imagine it is pretty embarrassing for him. One can make the “USC is better than Cal” statements (which I totally agree with, of course) without calling him out like that. Do the right thing.

  • Scotty Mon

    Please delete all future posts from Moron. Not only are they insulting to you JO, they have become irrelevant. It’s has reached the point for me that I have lost interest in visiting this site and seeing Moron’s multiple daily rants. Thanks JO.

  • cal85

    Hi,
    Getting back to football. I hope that’s okay.

    I listed to Tedford’s portion of the conference. When he spoke of the early travel date to Minnesota vs. Maryland, I was disappointed to hear that he hadn’t considered the humidity into the equation. Having lived out there, the heat & humidity factor is huge. It takes a long time to adjust physically. I think that young players can adjust to the time change much more easily than the Southeast heat/humidity or something like the Rocky Mtn altitude.