Oregon State is ranked 119th our of 120 FBS teams in total defense, but don’t let Jeff Tedford know that it means the Beavers’ defense is down this season.
“I don’t look at statistics. I look at how they’re going to play,” Cal’s coach said. “They play hard and they’re always real solid on defense. I don’t get caught up too much on statistics.”
Tedford today talked a little bit about his history with Oregon St. coach Mike Riley. Not only has Tedford been coaching against Riley for years, he actually played for Riley when Riley was the head coach at Winnipeg in the CFL and Tedford was a quarterback there.
“I have a lot of respect for Mike,” Tedford said. “He’s a good guy and a great coach.”
Tedford has said he’s a Giants fan, but he’s obviously a bit busy these days. He knew the Giants were in the World Series but was unaware the World Series started tonight.
“I assumed that’s why people weren’t at our game the other day, because the Giants were playing,” Tedford said. He must follow the team some because he knew Saturday’s Game 6 of the NLCS had been moved from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
Tedford said he couldn’t miss the fact that the Giants had moved on to the World Series because Saturday night, after the Bears beat Arizona State, he took some recruits out to dinner and the “restaurant went haywire” when the Giants polished off the Phillies.
“I knew something was up,” Tedford said.