I know this has been a hot topic since the Oregon game and kind of got lost on my end a little bit just because of the amazing nature of Saturday’s game and then going right into Big Game week. But The Oregonian quotes a source within Cal’s program that faking injuries was part of the Bears’ game plan Saturday night.
A handful of defensive linemen went down with apparent cramps, but there is damning video of backup nose tackle Aaron Tipoti looking to the sideline and moments later hobbling around and falling on the football.
As you’ll read in the Oregonian story, there is a quote from Jeff Tedford denying his players were faking injuries.
Cal isn’t the first team accused of faking injuries against Oregon this season to try to slow down their breakneck tempo on offense. But the Tipoti video really brings Cal to the forefront of the accusations.