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Football: Washington St. game not on TV

For the first time since the 2006 season, a Cal football game will not be on television. The time has been set for the Cal-Washington State game on Oct. 24. It will kick off at 1:30 p.m. but will not be picked up by TV. The last Cal game not to be on TV was also against Washington State, on Oct. 14, 2006.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Dan

    No surprise. Who, other than each team’s fans, would want to see this game? I’ll be there in person, but not sure I’d want to sit and watch this in low def on some bad Comcast station.

    The game was barely on last year, with the WORST reception I have ever seen. My wife came in mid-game, looked at the tv and commented how horrid the picture was- when I told her it was the Cal game, she couldn’t believe they were being shown in such a mickey mouse manner.

  • Dan

    Ted Miller’s PAc 10 Power Ratings – Ca is 9th – Terrible. Accurate, but terrible. Way to go Coach.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/3855/pac-10-power-rankings-22

  • GoldenBear 77

    Sorry, Dan, don’t agree –
    Coaches do not play the game, coaches do not drop passes, coaches do not overthrow passes, coaches do not miss tackles, coaches do not taunt the over team’s players etc.
    Yes, there is some shared responsibility, and both the players and the coaches have performed poorly the last two weeks.
    But…as an eternal optimist, I will be in the Rose Bowl Saturday.

  • rollonubears

    that’s pathetic. this might be the last time we have a chance to look good on tv the rest of the season, and it won’t be on. i went through serious withdrawal this weekend. now i have to prepare myself for another week with no bears on tv? this is unacceptable.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I predict you will score a touchdown against WSU. Maybe even two. Don’t worry about the non coverage. I believe that is when we play Oregon. You won’t want to compete with viewers over that game.

  • Dan

    GoldenBear 77-

    So let me get this straight. When the team plays well and go to bowls and wins them, the co9aches get tons of credit, glory ang and (huge) salaries- at least Tedfrod does. But when they play horrible, it sounds like it is less on the coaches. 17 starters back from an 9-4 team and scoring 6 points in 2 games while giving 72 is so far out of kilter that I can’t help but look hard at the coaches. Yes, the players have been bad, no doubt.

    I too will be in the Rose Bowl this Saturday. I will not, however, let another poor performance ruin the experience. I will enjoy the day with 3 former college roommates, 2 of which are former teammates. That will be a great day no matter what.

  • Steve W

    Here’s my dread fear about Saturday’s game: that UCLA’s very good defensive front seven stacks the box and bottles up Best while Verner and co. lock down on the receivers and force Riley into some bad and panicky decisions early. The Bruins certainly have one of the best defensive backfields in the league.

    I would like to see Ludwig call for some safe short passes and screens to get Riley some confidence early and then open up the playbook with some reverses and maybe have a running back throw a pass on a pitch-out. And why can’t Cal run the same bubble screens that Oregon and USC used so effectively against us?

    The key to this game may very will hinge on the health of Reggie Carter. He is their sparkplug and leading tackler, but was going in for an MRI on his knee that was injured in the game against Oregon.

    I live in LA, but won’t be going to the game. I will be watching from the safety of my living room. If the Bears don’t come ready to play, I will turn off my tv very early in the same way I walked out of Memorial stadium at halftime of the SC game. I am passionate about Cal football, but have a very short fuse for this year’s team. Here’s to watching the whole game and witnessing a season changing Cal win.

  • MoreNCsarecoming
  • GoldenBear 77

    Dan,

    My view is that there is always a balance, win or lose. Saying 17 starters are back is misleading in my opinion. Riley is counted as a starter, but he could not win the job last year. Tepper is a starter, but he sat out a whole year. Guarnero is a starter, but at a different position last year to name a few. Do I think, even with this, they underperformed greatly? Yes. Do I think it is only the coaches fault? No.

  • Calduke

    Rollunubears – Treat yourself and reduce the withdrawals: buy a ticket.