Football: Tedford reaching milestones

Jeff Tedford will coach his 100th game at Cal on Saturday. Only two other coaches in Cal history have coached more — Pappy Waldorf (103) and Stub Allison (102).

Tedford downplayed the significance of the milestone.

“When we win 100 games, that might be significant,” he said. “The 100th game is great and I’m very proud to be here and excited to be here. That’s great, but it really plays no significant role in the game.”

Also, with a win Saturday, Tedford will tie Waldorf for most wins by a Cal coach in the modern era. Tedford currently is 66-33 in his eight-year career. Waldorf went 67-32-4 from 1947-56.

“The game is for the players, for the seniors,” Tedford said. “It has nothing to do with me. It’s more about what their accomplishments are.”

If you go back before the modern era, Tedford ranks fourth all-time at Cal. Andy Smith is first with 74 wins from 1916-25, James Schaeffer is second with 73 (1909-15) and then Waldorf.

Jonathan Okanes

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  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I hope Tedford stays a long long time.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    I hope the la coliseum implodes, weighed down by decades of a corrupt u$c football program. My grandfather taught at $c for 25 years in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and he can tell you the names of many many $c football stars who could barely read. We are talking big names here. And who is possibly the best and undoubtedly most famous $c footballer of all time? OJ of course. LOL!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    OK BlakeStreetBear let’s try it this way. I hope Tedford leaves in a hurry.

    Your turn…

  • It’s simple; Tedford is Cal’s coach for the near future because he has earned it. He will be the leader, unless he wants to go somewhere else, for a while.
    The program is close; they are not clicking on all cylinders and have not been since mid season 2004. That’s a long time to not play great football but still be consistently good. They have had and do now have good talent. I believe the Bears, with Tedford in charge; will clean up as soon as a Bear team puts it all together. To be that caliber team a Cal QB will have to confidently play consistently well and the D will have to consistently be solid/very good across the board. With great facilities and a new stadium under construction the talent will continue to be there under Tedford.
    Just need to put it all together.
    Would thrill all Cal fans to see them put it all together tomorrow afternoon and upset our rival, who are playing at a strong level.
    Go Bears!

  • Easy Ed

    Oh Poor Moron,

    Now that the U$C program is a mid-level conference football team can they look to some other aspect of their institution as a source of pride? I think not! Remember the first word in their title is “University” and their reputation as such sucks worse than their reputation for running an honest program. $C sucks! GO BEARS!!!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I was wondering why on this milestone one of the fans didn’t post this article. Congrats to the coach for being a true example of what it means to have a larger purpose in life.

    BTW it is a real source of pride.