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


  1. JT QUOTE:

    On why true freshman Brendan Bigelow didn’t play on offense:

    “This was a day that we needed some things that he isn’t able to do yet.”

    Anybody notice ‘things’ the Bears did in the Washington game that Bigelow just couldn’t do yet??

  2. MJ has been a pleasure to watch. I know he’s the only skill position who is a Sr but aren’t at least 2 of the OL Sr’s?

    RE: K Clay – I know I’m one of those who drank the Kool Aide but JT put the hammer to him because of Academics – another reason I really admire JT.

    RE: play calling on last series – I know it’s College v nfl – but this past weekend there was a lot of running between tackles on 1 & 2nd downs with no play fakes that were stopped. Gadget plays are great but sometimes it’s a matter of enforcing your will mano a mano. I know JM will get the OL fixed and there will be holes for Isi or cj or bb to run through in short yardage gotta have it situations.

  3. There must have been some very difficult ‘things’ being done in the game that Bigelow was unqualified to accomplish.
    When this year began I had visions of Cal speed on offense.
    T Carter K Clay B Bigelow.

  4. Some things the backs that did play could do:
    Go down on first contact
    Run between the tackles for 1 yard
    Run between the tackles for no yards
    Drop a pass

    If Bigelow is not ready to do those things, I say give him a shot!

  5. Re; the aticle on Marvin Jones. I love that Cal and Tedford brings quality kids like this in. Jones was thrown a pretty tough curveball as a college freshamn, and by all appearances, he has manned up, handled and embraced his responsibilites. Impressive- and he’s a reidiculously good receiver- what a tandam he and Keenan make.

    I have to say, I have been critical of Tedford over the past few years, I think most all my criticisms have been spot on, but I have never lost sight of the classy and quality program it seems he runs here… and THAT is why I have kept perspective on his recent shortcomings, why I think he needs to be given every chance to see if he can return Cal to where they were at the apex of his tenure – and beyond – and I have never called for his firing.

    Very admiring of Marvin Jones- I hope he has great success the rest of the season and also at the next level.

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