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. home game against UCLA.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Steve W

    JT needs to go home and look in the mirror (just your face, Jeff..You won’t like the lower view). And then he needs to immediately bring in a head coach in waiting like Mike Bellotti did with Chip Kelly at Oregon.

    That coach in waiting needs to be a fiery innovator who will be guaranteed the HC’s chair in 2016. He also needs to be given a lot of player control immediately while JT handles some “administrative stuff.” (Does anybody really think that Jo Pa or Bobby Bowden were running their teams in the latter years?) And here’s the hard part….he needs to be paid entirely from Tedford’s salary package.

    If Tedford was a real man, that’s what he would do. He could carve off a million dollars from his annual salary to pay the new HC in waiting. That alternative is far better than having a bunch of wealthy boosters buy out his contract in what would sure to be a messy and embarrassing proceeding that would forever tarnish his image. The team could get resurrected and JT could ride off in the sunset a real hero after his contract is expired.

    Pure fantasy, I know. The reality is that no one is going to come forward to buy out his contract, and the state certainly doesn’t have the money to do it. We are going to hear adnauseam how Mike Riley brought Oregon State back from a couple of losing seasons…so can Jeff with all the great new facilities. And this arrogant stiff is going to haunt all of us for several more Holmoesque seasons.

  • DaveintheHills

    woohoo! we’re #1

    in Deadspin’s College Shameday Review


    it’s so much fun to be somewhere between national embarrassment and irrelevance.

    This has been coming for years. What a mess

  • BlueNGold

    A nine year old could come up with better talking points than the ones moron posted. Talk about stating the obvious, even with the fictitious use of “we”.

  • Woj

    That’s too easy to make Jeff Tedfraud the Facilitator of Twitter Information.

    Under a new head coach, if Tedfraud wants to be a red ass wit hthe $$, then I would make him Master of Cleaning Toilets and make him moonlight as Head Honcho of Stadium cleanup on home game days.

    If he’s goign to ruin the Cal program in 2013-2015? by insistign on all his $$ then demote him to dual duties of cleanup and see how long he lasts. I’m banking that 6 months of scrubbign toilets would have him contacting the athletic department asking for a settlement and freedom. And after the settlement is finalized, terminate Barbour for that idiotic contract.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #53 – What’s that you say coward?

  • BlueNGold

    I said that you are a parasite who does not belong here. You are also a chronic liar, a brain dead troll and you monopolize this blog by postiong stuff that a sounds like it was written by a five year old. And, when someone calls you on it, you resort to your favorite response–name calling. What a first class a-hole you are, moron.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #56 – BlueNGold with a lot of red too

    Oh I see now. Now I am the name caller. Well let’s look at the content of your post. You use the following “names” –

    chronic liar
    brain dead troll
    first class a-hole

    That’s pot calling the kettle black.

    But wait a minute.Your hypocrisy isn’t what is so egregious.It is still a FACT that you are a COWARD.

    You wanted me to say to your face and I put it to you. I said be at the ARC vs CCSF game and I will meet you anywhere you want. You didn’t show up did you?

    Hold the excuses because that’s all of got.

  • Easy Ed

    Now Moron please calm yourself. “Daddy” is already ashamed by the fact you could not get into Cal, have no degree, dropped out of college and are unable to get involved in the family business. Please don’t add to “Daddy’s” already embarassed without you getting your behind whipped at a CCSF Football game. BTW is that your alma mater?

  • BlueNGold

    You want to meet me where? A Juco football game? So you can bring your pimple faced buddies to back you up? HAHAHAHA!! What a total loser you are, moron.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #59 – BlueNGold

    Here is your post, the one that challenged me to call you a liar and a coward to your face.
    BlueNGold Says:
    September 27th, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Meet me in person and call me a liar and a coward to my face. I dare you, but know you never will because you are wholly devoid of morality, are a pathological liar and are a complete chicken shyte. I am betting betting you don’t have the cajones to do it. Prove me wrong. Put something of substance behind all the names and insults you love to post behind the anonymity of your screenname and this blog. You will not, because, underneath it all, you are nothing but a worthless COWARD.
    Here is my post, the one in which I met your challenge.

    MoreNCsarecoming Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:55 am
    #37 Macho Man
    If you want to see me in person I will be at the ARC game today against CCSF. I will meet you anywhere you desire.

    since you didn’t take me up on YET ANOTHER BET I call you a COWARD and with good reason. You are a spineless blowhard who sits behind your computer word processing big words which you are too scared to back up.

    HAHAHAHAHA…you are loser.