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

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Happy New Year to you and your family JO.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Jo – this was a good interview but it still feels as if Tedford is quickly becoming archaic. He employs an offense that feels old. His defense appears to play on the back of their heels. I don’t think he can turn things around by employing the same strategy and philosophy. However good attempt to give some answers.

  • robert

    J.O. congratulations on getting that call and interview. Loved it and what JT had to say. It will be very, very interesting to see how it all plays out.

    Did you happen to get a timeline from him?

    A gut feeling on more coaching changes?

    Any other thoughts not in article?

  • Will

    Right on Robert. I’m glad JT realizes how the fanbase feels and he seems genuinely troubled by what what went on this past year. From what the bowl season has shown us, the Pac-10 appears to be VERY inferior this year, and a tie for 5th place doesn’t cut it.

    The only two wins for the conference have been for a UCLA team playing a low-caliber Temple squad, and $C which played an unranked BC team close to home and still needed help from the replay officials to eke out a win. There’s no excuse for playing so poorly in a conference full of parity and apparent mediocrity.

    Hopefully Tedford reexamines the QB position – I’m not saying Riley should be replaced since we have no idea what our backups have to offer, but Tedford’s gone with ‘experience’ in the past with Longshore over Riley, and it didn’t help much. And Riley’s improvement from last year isn’t nearly as great as it should be given all the playing time and first team reps he’s had. I think next year will definitely be a rebuilding season, but with some of the recruits we have coming in, Tedford’s encouraging attitude, and our improved facilities, I’m confident that we’ll get the ball rolling in the right direction again.