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Football: Tedford feels your pain

Cal fans aren’t the only ones unhappy with the Bears’ 1-4 start.

Coach Jeff Tedford isn’t thrilled, either.

Asked how he deals with criticism of himself and his team, Tedford said, “Try not to pay too much attention. I’m in my coccoon here and I try not to pay attention to it. That’s not going to help me or the team, meeting sitting around thinking about that, waste energy thinking about that.

“We’re going to work our hardest. I love this program, love this place. We’ve worked very hard here, continue to work very hard here. No one would be happy to be where we are, so I don’t blame anybody for being unhappy. I’m not happy about it, either.

“But I can’t sit around and worry about what the people are thinking. It’s not going to change the way I conduct my day.”

The Bears return to action Saturday with a 7 p.m. homeĀ game against UCLA.

Jeff Faraudo