And thats whats weirding me out about the blog infighting. I said i was onboard since he was hired.
I shared some concerns. But that would be the case for anyone. Thats why i dont get why some folks are being so petty towards those who express their concerns. Thats the beauty of blogs. Otherwise people can read the newspaper and enjoy their own opinion.
Im a believer. But i have concerns. I think thats fair. And think a lot of folks may feel that way. And
Ive been a cal guy all my life. To think i have to blondly accept a new guy and see no negatives right off the bat rings wrong to me.
Im drinking the sonny d. But if a gentleman such as the most wise of bovine shares his worries. I think thats fair too.
You are, of course, correct that there is no need for infighting.
Sharing worries is cool. Pointing out some of the flaws in the worries should also be cool. That is not attacking someone – that’s just pointing out the flaws in the argument. Attacking those who point out the flaws is not cool.
Listened to Sonny’s radio interview today, and you have to like what you heard. Despite early cynicism and Monday qb’ing, could be a monster pick. Humble, articulate, flexible, approachable, willing to risk..traits missing before. Really understands the leadership role of the QB in shaping team confidence. Will be interesting to see if and how he impacts recruiting near term. GO BEARS!
I’m a Giants fan. Suffered terribly in 1988, 1993 (103 wins and you don’t make the freakin’ playoffs), and 2002. Finally saw the glory in 2010. Best part is my dad, who was born in 1926 and has been a lifelong NY/SF Giants fan, got to go to a World Series game and see a championship in SF before he goes….
I’m also a NY Rangers fan (weird family connection). If 1994 hadn’t happened, I think I would have gone postal.
And now I need my Bears to get to the Rose Bowl before I die. Don’t need to win it. Don’t need a NC. Just need to go to the Rose Bowl.
Eric ill always have a soft spot for the giants world series. I had just moved to san francisco. And will always remember rushing to a bar after work to watch lincecum close it out. Plus im a baseball guy.
Strangely enough ive always thought about making it to the rose bowl. Never about winning or losing it.
Good luck to our new coach.
Important short stretch for him over next week as he puts together his staff.
If he can put together an elite staff we can start building something.
Lot of doubters around saying he will not be a good coach.
We’ll see what he is made of.
Thanks. Gregg Easterbrook (tmq at espn.com) has long favored going for it on 4th down, and has tracked a high school in Arkansas where the team virtually never goes for it on 4th down. They have won something like 4 out the last 5 state championships at their level (going from memory).
So anyone know Dykes’ statistics for going for it on 4th. I love a coach that does, particularly anytime you are between the 30 yard line and the 45 line of your opponent.
Also like what SD said about Special Teams. I was one of the last jt supporters but his st’s always sucked even in the big years.
I think we can do better than D Walker. Let’s hope sd comes up with dc hire that is a pleasant surprise – even for the skeptics.
I stopped reading the chron a coupla years ago but checked in to see what they/crum said. Lame/non existent coverage about jt firing and hc search. The few threadbare stories crum wrote were a week after jf’s stories and imo were plagiarized from jf.
Again, kudos to JF. Great work.
I also think the posts (and the posters) here are vastly more interesting, better researched and well argued than the chron. As a result, we occasionally get down and dirty bare knuckle fights. Price of doing business.
Juancho, you’re gonna have to come up with BTBA for Best Fight based on research, logic and minimal name calling.
for all you fair weather bear fans wringing your hands about the foreboding woe that might be, maybe you ought to check out the youtube Texas A&M D v. Louisana Tech O 2012 clip. Final was TA&M 59–LT 57. Frankly my biggest worry is that we won’t have enough skill players to take advantage of SD’s offensive abilities.
If we’re gonna lose, I’d rather lose 59-57 than 6-3. I think we have a lot more skill players than la tech, so that won be a problem, and I think we have a lot better defensive stockpile as all. With even a decent d coordinator, we should be fine. With a great one, we could win the pac12. With all of these guys on both sides playing at a higher tempo, we’re really going to need the best strength coach of there.
Ode to Sonny
Sonny, your name is funny
Your nose is likely runny
You look as if you like hunny
You’ll make us score a lot
On 4th we’ll take a shot
Covina thinks your wife is hot
Jeff the cat gives you a chance
So strap on your big boy pants
We’ll deal with Morens rants
Get rid of 110000 backup Qbs
Don’t worry ‘bout folks in trees
Please don’t settle for 3’s
Wise Bovine thinks you’re a bust
Such that our stadium will sit bare and rust
But in Kline we Trust
Bring us Roses Sonny
“USC has a linebacker? Who knew? Never saw one make a tackle this year.”
“he should be grateful his pathetic team even made it to a bowl”
“TB behavior is consistent with that of USC. Most of USC players and coaches believe they are championship team but played like crap on the field, and that’s why this idiot got mad. It’s a good reflection of the school as well as the head coach. Good job USC.”
Hey. Pick on the Dodgers all you want. Hate Gibson for gimping around the bases. You can even pick on Hershiser’s nerdy looks and awkward on-air presence. Leave. Vin. Scully. Out. Of It.
a) Vinnie didn’t throw the pitch to Gibson, he just called it.
b) Vinnie is the least homerific announcer, and not coincidentally the best. He would have made the same call if it was one of the bash brothers making that type of play.
I was trying to be an A’s fan in 1988, even though it’s the American League. Went to opening day, followed the boxscores, the whole thing. If only the A’s and Dodgers didn’t meet in the WS I could have done it.
Oh, really? Then how do you explain ten years of non stop, repetitive and redundant trash talking from the troll? Your entire existence is completely dependent on posting snarky, stupid and childish comments about Cal and its athletic programs. Why do you insist on lying and denying the truth? Could it be that even you are ashamed of your pathetic life over the last decade? Or perhaps its because even daddy thinks you are a waste of a human being? Do you EVER speak the truth, moron?
I totally agree that Vin Scully is a national treasure. What is so painful is that he calls for the Dodgers. It is wrong. It is wrong that one of the most amazing calls was on Gibson’s HR. The scumbag Dodgers don’t deserve it.
In his presser he said Cal football would be exciting and we’ll put the ball in the air. I want our run game to continue to be strong.
I would hope he has the sense enough to keep Coach Gould. He wont find a better running backs coach anywhere else. The dude’s resume is proven. Igber, Arrington, Lynch, Forsett, Best, Vereen, Sofele, Anderson and of course Bigelow. 5 of those guys went to the NFL and im sure the rest will follow. It should be slam dunk.
Moron – look at your coach getting called out by the QB whose Heisman dreams died this year:
USC coach Lane Kiffin disagrees with quarterback Matt Barkley’s comments
By Scott Wolf, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/05/2012 02:13:28 PM PST
Updated: 12/05/2012 02:15:46 PM PST
USC coach Lane Kiffin took issue with quarterback Matt Barkley’s comments Monday that USC’s offense focused too much on wide receiver Marqise Lee this season to the detriment of wide receiver Robert Woods and the Trojans’ tight ends.
“No, I don’t think that’s true,” Kiffin said. “He had one more catch (112) than Robert had last year,” Kiffin said.
Although Barkley said earlier this week he was unsure if he would play in the Sun Bowl, Kiffin said he expects his senior quarterback to play.
“We anticipate Matt will play,” Kiffin said.
When asked if Barkley might sit out to rest his shoulder and save himself for NFL draft workouts, Kiffin said, “It wouldn’t matter what game it is. If he can play, he’ll play.”
Moron – how many of those 112 catches by Lee were with illegally deflated balls? As Pat Forde points out with devastating precision, your coach is a lying, manipulating, douchebag with zero integrity. Give me Sonny Dykes any day – and twice on Saturdays.
For those of you who may be concerned, like I am, that Sonny Dykes passes too much is does not run the ball, below is a link to the stats of La Tech last season. They almost ran the ball as much as they passed it, which I am happy about. Note the great stats on TD’s versus interceptions.
The article about all the Arizona coaches that went on to get fired in HC positions is total BS and taken completely out of perspective. Ron McBride was the guy responsible for taking Utah to another level and had mostly successful seasons before he was let go. Kinda like Tedford. And didn’t Arizona fire Dick Tomey, the architect of Desert Swarm and the most successful coach they have ever had?
Leave it to the Moron to send that over. I am now convinced this sicko (Moron) doesn’t give a crap about SC and just uses that program as a convenient vehicle. I am surprised he has not changed his allegiance to Oregon. I am convinced it doesn’t phase him one bit when the cal posters keep reminding him what a joke the Trojans have become. When a Cal co- ed calls you out for having a small wee-wee, that pain apparently runs long and deep.
shaka & eric, in this week’s SI (lebron on the cover) there’s a great article called, “Gridiron Geeks.” It’s about how more and more nfl teams are starting analytics dept.s w math phd’s. It addresses going for it on 4th down, passing vs run, “conservative.”
#47 True dat$ I vote for DareD’s Poet BTBA.
For the remaining sd skeptics/naysayers, I was thinking about the Executive Search firm used to get sd. The lead guy was also lead on the harbaugh and McI hires. I’m speculating – w some knowledge of E Search firms albeit in movie biz – that he must have been sb’s primary sounding board in the interview process. If he agreed that Dykes was the man among that formidable group of coaching candidates, then I feel even better about sd’s hire.
A man of honesty and integrity (he blew the whistle on Kentucky giving recruits money orders) who is also incredibly creative (he is the one who truly came up with the speedy spread that Kelly runs for NikeU) and knows that going for it on 4th and short is usually the right choice.
Steve W you have to understand that the Moron aka the Cheeto Kid is a frustrated loser who couldn’t get into Cal so he feels good that he can engage Cal Alumni and talk trash. The truth is the Cheeto Kid is a spoiled rich kid whose Daddy is a raging drunk and ashamed of his loser offspring who couldn’t get an AA from the local community college. The Cheeto Kid is unemployed lives at home and spends what should be productive hours in the day munching Cheetos and drinking Red Bull. Show the Cheeto Kid pitty.
$C really has become the butt of every joke HAHAHAHAA:
“Yes, once again, USC was destined for the national title game and the QB, in this case Matt Barkley, was destined for the Heisman. Ha!”
“I apologize if I offended anyone? Weak. For the millions, and millions, of people out there that dislike usc like I do the hits just keep coming. How can a guy from Watts have the temerity to slam El Paso? They have equal amounts of crime AND illegal brownies LOL!”
“Cry On UNRANKED Trojans!”
“Who wrote that apology for him? I know he didn’t do it. Too stupid.”
Concord, this spring game could have the best attendance ever. I really hope they do something interesting for it. Some have suggested having it a Kezar in the City. I thought that was a great idea. Memorial will be nice, too, though, and I’ll bet we get over 5k for it.
#41 moron- I support my school and its AD. I know that loyalty and belief are entirely foreign concepts to someone who has never accomplished anything in life other than ten continuous years of being an obnoxious troll. Perhaps if you had actually graduated from, and are participating as an alum in, an institution of higher learning, you might have a slight amount of understanding of and empathy for the concept. Unfortunately, the life path you have chosen of being a perennial, trash talking troll has so distorted your thought processes that you have no ability to grasp, much less comprehend, such fundamental concepts. So it is no wonder that you have decided to cast your lot with an institution and its football program that is so mired in dishonesty and lack of integrity that it makes students take the fall for stupid, tacky and simply abysmal acts of cheating. You are a loser and so are the sleazy cheaters. LOL!!
Moren did you ever read the top 15 least ethical football programs?
Telling us to fix our problems?
We may suck at football- I’d prefer we didn’t but we will never make USC’s list.
Slimy low-esteem people like you care only about winning -something you personally have probably never done. When we all insult you – you enjoy the negative attention its clearly the only kind you’ll ever get.
After 10 continuous years of trash talk, insults and name calling, then threatening to leave but never, never following through (does that trait exemplify moron’s life in general?), it should be obvious that the troll is not going anywhere. Why would it? It has no other life and obviously needs this blog in order to feed its obsessions and boost what little, if any, self esteem it apparently has. Ever wonder why someone who claims to be a die-hard fan of the sleazy cheaters does not spend its time on their fan web sites? Because there is no gratification in it. Nothing gets the jollies going like being a first class arse and pain in the same!
I will be at the DeLaSalle vs Folsom High game tonight rooting on Michael Hutchings our 2012 commit from DLS.
I seriously doubt any of you will be there since you are a bunch of fake fans. However if you come to the game look for the one wearing a USC hat.
I find it hilarious that UC East Bay becomes more irrelevant to the high school scene in the East Bay and now in Sacramento. The only recent player who you signed out of Sacto is Moala and what bust he is.
Look at all of the players your irrelevant program has missed out on – Shaq (Grant), Jordan Richards (Folsom), Eddie Vanderhoes (Placer), Cody Vaz and Cooks (St Marys Stockton), John Boyett (Napa), Sean Mannion, Morgan Breslin (Diablo JC), both Armsteads, etc.
Hey if anyone is going to the DLS-Folsom game tonight, look for the turd that is wearing a u$c hat and has orange Cheetos dust all over it’s clothes and hands. Then take pictures of said “person”. We can then find a way to post those pictures and the coward is outed. It told us all where it will be, it has invited us to find it.
Wow! (don’t know what moron said. Don’t wanna know but I get the gist. GREASEMONKEY.)
Please tell me you don’t actually think a coward like moron is really going to show?
That’s like expecting the freak to post with logic, intelligence, honesty or honor. Ain’t gonna happen. It’s a freak. A coward. Think Pat gone sociopath but still fat and androgynous. And think how it would look if you got in the face of something that looked like pat the loser?
Anyway. Per twitter, db’s Cameron Walker and Darius Allensworth committed. 3/4 stars. Seems like Ashley Ambrose is busting his ass to stay on SD’s staff.
You post in December an article from October 25? No wonder, because it does not list U$C. But we know by the end of the season who was the biggest flop of 2012, and the biggest flop in the last 40 years. From AP#1 to a trip to El Paso to play Georgia Tech, a 6-7 team.
Good game last night between DLS vs Folsom. It reminded me a lot of many of your losses the past 3 years. A good game for the first minute and then a blowout. LOL
Michael Hutchings reminds me of a mini DJ Williams with his build, speed and maturity. He will do some serious damage to opposing teams (including yours). That kid is the surest tackler I have seen since Cushing and Maluaga.
I had an ongoing conversation with a DLS fan (thankfully he was more knowledgable than the UC East Bay fans who sit in TT). The conversation turned to Tosh Lupoi (your favorite subject on this board). He knew his father well. Here is what he told me.
Lupoi was disgusted with Tedford. He worked his rear end off to bring in 5* players only to watch Tedford ruin them. He was also displeased that he was made the fall guy for “Injury-gate”.
I said “There has been some talk of Lupoi wanting to return to UCB now that there is a new coach”.
Moron: We will thank you later to buzz off. We don’t care what you think. I was looking for you last night. Wanted to see what a midget troll vampire looks like under the lights. Was looking for yellow fingers and a “I love USC but USC won’t love me” t-shirt. BTW, do you ride bareback or side saddle?
Good work moron- you blithering idiot! No one with even an ounce of brain matter would seriously believe that any true Cal fan would ever want Lupoi back. No one in the AD administration wants him back either. Your points, such as they are, are nothing more than a crock of trash talking BS. Sort of like you, actually.