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.