Football: Bears get 3-star DE commitment

Cal has gotten an oral commitment from Kennedy Emesibe, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end from Oak Hills, CA, according to various recruiting websites.

Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com, Emesibe also had offers from Mississippi State, Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado State.

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  • The Wisdom Cow

    ESPN has him as having an offer from Yale. I’ll take as many smart 3 star recruits as we can get our hands on. There are good odds they can develope well in the college game.

    Welcome aboard, Kennedy, and no backsies!

  • Juancho

    Sounds like a solid player.

  • 707 Bear

    Cow you are wise.

    Let’s recruit true student-athletes. There are enough of these young men out there to be successful. Look at what Nerd Nation has done.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    707, ty

    I was trying to think of the best way for the program to procede the other day. If we go after the the smartest of the 3 star recruits, the guys almost all programs want but can’t promise playing time any time soon, it’s possible the playing time aspect + Cal degree would be enough to tip the scales with enough to bring in some solid depth that could develope into some very good players.

  • Juancho

    These players exist at the four and five star level as well. The andrew lucks of the world. The jared goffs. The jahvid bests.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Yes, Juancho, but the Stanfurds and UCLAs and [insert any other college name] can promise them playing time as well. There is no reason to believe they would choose Cal until the program proves it can win when they can go to better programs with similar, if not better, academics in their preferred fields.

  • Juancho

    Anyone ever see the movie fargo. Im finally watching it.

  • 707 Bear

    Oh, you betcha on Fargo.

    What is Cal selling recruits?

    Stanford has a very clear message to recruits: You will not be big man on campus. You will be one of many outstanding student athletes from around the country who make up the finest athletic department in the land.

    How can we create and sell a culture that attracts the finest student athletes?

  • Eric

    Third best of the Coen Brother films, after Raising Arizona and O Brother Where Art Thou.

  • 707 Bear


    Don’t forget the Big Lebowski (being watched in huge numbers in Colorado since Jan 1).

  • Juancho

    Oh man. I love raising arizona. Ive got to put lebowski as my favorite.

    707 thats what im not sure on. I dont think this staff has their brand down. Its really recruiting on Cal the school plus playing time. Recruiting on playing time builds a get ready for the draft culture. That leads to players leaving early.

    Stanford and ucla tell kids theyll play in bcs games.

  • Juancho

    The dude abides 707.

  • 707 Bear

    “Bleak, barren, desolate”

    The preceding three words describe:

    A. The landscape of Fargo which becomes a character in the film
    B. The landscape of Cal’s football program

    J. You’ve inspired me to seek a white Russian from the kitchen.

  • 707 Bear

    This Coen brothers talk got me thinking: Their movies are unique, immediately recognizable.

    So are the Stanford, USC, Oregon football programs.

    What do recruits think when someone says, Cal football?

  • Juancho

    M night shamylan. And the sixth sense was so long ago.

  • 707 Bear

    J. “I see dead people.” I am depressed.

    However, as always, I seek guidance from the Dude: “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

  • Eric

    If Sonny’s prediction of the third best recruiting class comes true, I’ll be the first to say “New sh.t has come to light, man.”

    Big Lebowski is fourth for me. I do love John Goodman’s soliloquy in the diner about the First Amendment and Vietnam.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Most underappreciated Coen Bros film = The Hudsucker Proxy

    I do have a feeling Sonny walks into a kid’s living room and shows them a picture demonstrating his genius offense, saying, “Awesome, huh? Am I right?” and the kid has a Hudsucker moment, staring at a circle hearing, “You know, for kids,” and not having a clue what Sonny is talking about.

  • wehofx

    Kudos! Great read!

    Miller’s Crossing.

    Big Lebowski.

    Heard great things about “Llewyn Davis(sp).”

    Welcome, Mr. Emesibe. See what a Cal education will get you? 🙂

  • me

    Wisdom Cow and Weofx, yes! Hudsucker and Miller’s Crossing are too often ignored.

    My personal ranking of their movies (not necessarily best-to-worst, but my favorite to least favorite), including the ones they didn’t direct and ones they didn’t write:

    The movies I really liked, more or less in order:
    Hudsucker Proxy
    No Country
    Miller’s Crossing
    O Brother
    Big Lebowski
    Barton Fink
    Raising Arizona

    The movies I didn’t like that much:
    Intolerable Cruelty
    Fargo (I know, but it just doesn’t do it for me)
    Burn After Reading
    Man Who Wasn’t There
    Blood Simple

    Didn’t see:
    The Naked Man
    Serious Man
    True Grit
    Llewyn Davis

    (I expect that these last two will be near the top of my list when I finally see them.)

  • SteveNtexas

    When getting a 3-Star Recruit merits 20 comments – you know you’ve hit the bottom of the barrel.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    The Man Who Wasn’t There is definitely an aquired taste that works or doesn’t, but Tony Shaloub’s “Reasonable Doubt” argument based on the Uncertainty Principle is one of my favorite monologues the Bros ever wrote.

    Because the more you look, the less you really know . . .

  • GC

    I am glad CAL is getting people that want to play and will play.

  • Eric

    Steve – the fact that we are only at 23 comments when the topic of discussion is a list of Coen brother movies is stunningly low. I would have thought we would have hit triple digits by now.

  • 707 Bear

    Coen madness day 2: “Brother” edition

    We need Mr. Emesibe because quite a few of our defensive players (through retirement, going pro, transferring) have ” up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.”

    Say Blog, I suppose it’d be the “acme of foolishness” to inquire if we have pulled any transfers our way or does the this street only run one way?

    We’re in a “tight spot” on defense.

  • Eric

    Where’s “Dapper Dan,” man?

  • Wehofx

    JF, care to weigh in? Fav Coen bros?

    On D, seems like we have really good shot at jc cb tee sheperd.

    Re: other unit in dire need of reinforcements. IF yenser pulls in 3 of 4 or 4/4 OL recruits we’ll be in pretty good shape and yenser’ll have proven his worth

  • The Wisdom Cow

    If we only had some Sirens to lure them . . .

    “Go to sleep little baaaaaaaaaby.”

  • Calfan1

    Not to gang up on you my friend but…
    Every time we say we hit rock bottom, we find yet another “low” it can get much worse than 3-star.

    On a side note, I wish AR and the Packers were still alive in the playoffs.

  • Best recruiting news of the day would be AU Coach Rich Rod going to Louisville…He is kicking butt just now right up there with Mora as best recent coaching hirers in the Pac 12 in recent years

    As for Coen Brothers…those of us in NYC are partial to their newest release….Inside Llewyn Davis….folk music and all plenty of links to Berkeley days as well….

  • Juancho

    That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

    Who knew we should have been talking movies all these years.

  • Juancho

    Eastcoast my east brother. I was a soft commit to watch that llewyn davis movie. I will now sign on to watch it.

  • Juancho

    Anyone know if brother where art thou is on netflix streaming?

  • It happens when u go 1-11 and look ugly doing it…movies, restaurants, jazz, opera, even folk music look back… you got to move on….

  • 707 Bear


    Only Fargo on Net streaming from the Coen catalog.

  • Steve W

    Fargo is the Coen Brother’s masterpiece, combining haunting music, humor, atomosphere, unbelievable acting and a terrific true crime story until we found out it wasn’t. No Country For Old Men was heading for that status until the Coens ruined the ending by staying faithful to Cormac McArthy’s novel.

  • covinared

    dude from the desert like Mike Mohamed.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Looks like a Social Welfare or Sociology major doesn’t it?