Cal’s worst football season in more than a decade could impact more than coach Jeff Tedford’s future and the financial well-being of the Golden Bears’ athletic department.
The Bears also are taking a beating on the recruiting front, where for years they have been one of the leaders in the Pac-12 Conference.
Two major online sites that track recruiting project Cal’s 2013 signing class will rank among the lower half in the Pac-12. Scout.com has Cal at No. 8 in the conference, No. 47 nationally. Rivals.com envisions a No. 9 Pac-12 rank, No. 53 nationally.
Asked how much the Bears’ 3-8 record is impacting recruiting efforts, Tedford conceded, “That’s always a concern.”
It may get worse by signing day on Feb. 6.
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Here’s a year-by-year look at how Tedford’s recruiting classes rank nationally.