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

  • Bears

    I have a lot of hope Maynard’s solid performance and true leader post game quotes will help this team in practice this week to help shore up the silly mistakes.
    We go on the road to a hostile environment this coming Saturday and you don’t win many games with so many penalties, drops and fumbles/turnovers.
    With a tough steady QB that can make plays road games are no different than home games. It’s actually more gratifying for the players to see the opposing fans lose hope and leave the stadium when traveling.
    Excited to see if our team can improve this week and get a road W.
    It won’t be easy, we’ll see what happens!
    Fired up

  • Grrrah76

    The Bears already played a road game against Fresno State. There was a lot more red than blue in the stands (or at least it looked and sounded that way on t.v.)

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Maynard did not have a “solid” performance and he did not complete 50% of his passes against a so-so team. Let’s not stretch things.

    The positives are that he knew he played so-so and it was his and the team’s first game.

    It is expected that his level of play will improve and that we will be competitive against better teams.

    Tedford has always been known as a good coach for QBs although his recent work has been less than stellar.

  • Rollonubears

    It was windy as hell. Next he’s got altitude to contend with. I’m happy with the way he played. It will be interesting to see how he does against UW. Let’s just not let Oregon take out his knees like they usually do to us. We need this kid healthy.

  • Calduke

    Early odds have Cal over Colorado 4 points

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I saw some USC recruiters at the Grant vs Long Beach Poly game last night.

  • BlueNGold

    usc recruiters? You mean those guys who passed out bags of cash?

  • H8sRed

    Steve, you have to remember, this was Maynard’s first live action in two years. He showed more poise and confidence than I’ve seen in a Cal QB since Longshore’s injury. It was obvious that the rest of the team fed off of his leadership. If they clean up some of the penalties and other mistakes, it will allow Maynard to gain more consistency and even more confidence. I’m more optimistic about the Bears now than I was before yesterday’s game.

  • SteveNTEXAS

    HS8 Good point about the 2yrs- that’s a lot of time in a young player’s life.

    Rollon the wind was a factor I couldn’t see following it online. Carr did have a somewhat better completion percentage but yes wind is a factor too.

    Ok on with Colorado!

  • GOGO Bears

    I saw some USC recruits at a new year’s eve party.

    And I saw some alums at a law school graduation.

  • GOGO Bears

    Those USC recruiters should get some people to go to home games. The LA Times is reporting that $C had the LOWEST home game attendance in almost a decade this weekend.

    Gee, wonder why SC fans don’t go to the game. Are there any SC fans on this blog that go to home games? Nope? They love SC and they don’t go to the home games? Wow, I guess that they aren’t actually $C fans, but just Cal haters. Figures.

    Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!

  • MoreNCsarecoming


    Will you interview this UCB prof who is behind the writing on this book? He claims that “clustering” is actively done in football programs. Clustering is the practise in which football players are herded into a few “academic” programs in order to keep them eligible to play. The author questions the value of the education which is being received by the players. It would be worth your time if you would interview this UCB prof. If not, maybe you can interview the esteemed advisor who frequents this board. Of course getting a straight answer from him is like getting a game day prediction. Not going to happen.

    Here is the link.

  • BlueNGold

    Why don’t YOU interview the professor, moron? You seem to have a lot of time on your hands these days. Of course, you would actually have had to READ his book first in order to have an intelligent discussion of his findings and opinions with him. You have read the book, haven’t you, moron?