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College football: Cal's Jeff Tedford on the hot seat vs. Stanford

by Berry Tramel Published: October 19, 2012
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Jeff Tedford is the most successful Cal-Berkeley coach of the last 50 years. He's got more victories, 82, and more games, 134, than any coach in Golden Bear history.

But Cal's program has stagnated. The Bears went 10-2 in 2004 and 10-3 in 2006 but haven't finished in the AP top 25 since 2006.

Cal has gone 5-7 and 7-6 the last two seasons, and this year the Bears are 3-4, despite playing Ohio State and Southern Cal relatively tough.

Cal hosts arch-rival Stanford on Saturday, and with Washington, Oregon and Oregon State waiting on the schedule, the Bears will be hard-pressed to make a bowl without an upset of Stanford. Tedford has done a good job at Cal, but another losing season could make his time short.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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