Kind of a surreal scene in the press room after the game. Not only did Jeff Tedford have to answer questions about the season coming to an abrupt end, his first losing season, not going to a bowl game, etc, he suddenly was also answering questions about the suspension of defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi.
Needless to say, this wasn’t one of Tedford’s better days.
Apparently, the blatant nature of the now-infamous Aaron Tipoti video is what prompted an investigation by athletic director Sandy Barbour and the Pac-10. Tedford said he had no knowledge of players faking injuries until he approached the coaching staff about it and Lupoi admitted it.
As for the game, the season, and the future, I will be doing a handful of blog posts and stories summarizing things in the coming days. Obviously, Cal’s seniors were very disappointed after the game. Key juniors pledged to lead the way to get the program back on track. Tedford talked about how disappointed he was for the players, fans and alumni, and how much he loved Cal. There will be much more to come on these topics.
Shane Vereen said he had no timetable for his decision whether to leave for the NFL.
Tedford said the quarterback position would have a clean slate moving forward.