Another Cal football de-commit by a 4* player this month
In the words of Socrates:
Who wants a QB who splits infinitives, anyway?
Who can blame the guy? It's clear that the program has, once again, proved to be in decline. I flew up from Las Vegas to take my son, his wife, and two boys to the game Sat. It's the last such trips I take for this team. For 60 years it's either no hope, or hope dashed to the ground. The only other team from the Pac 10 that has failed to make it to the Rose Bowl in those 60 years is AZ. Maybe my Grandchildren will see Cal return to that hallowed game but it's clear that I won't. I'm done having my heart broken year, after year, after year.
There's an awful lot of haterade for Musgrave. Cal is currently top half of the conference in passing yds per game, rushing yards per game, and points per game. And that's including the poor showing in week 1.
Conversely, Cal is 11th in passing yards allowed, 7th in rushing yards allowed, and 11th in points allowed.
I'm not suggesting that Musgrave is the right guy for the job, but the defense gives me more cause for concern at this point in the season.
Cal fans: This is probably the disappointment talking (no alum wants to think that ANYONE couldn't like Berkeley) but the de-commitments of Ott and Martin probably aren't the end of the world. Getting players from the transfer portal is the new reality in college football so there is no reason to believe that we can't find a good QB or RB to take the place of Ott and Martin. In addition, we all know that "the grass is greener somewhere else" doesn't always turn out to be true. Look at Demetrius Robertson. He was on track to be a real stud at Cal and in the Pac-12 but he left for "personal reasons" and spent most of his time at Georgia riding the bench behind a bunch of other talented four and five star studs. Now he is at Auburn trying to get noticed one more time before his eligibility runs out and dealing with the same thing. I know that both Ott and Martin were being intensively recruited by Oregon, UCLA and U$C. But what makes them think that they have a better chance of getting on the field at those places? They may end up experiencing exactly what happened to Robertson when he left. Finally. lets admit the obvious: Cal isn't for everyone. It is a very intense place and you have to be a student AND an athlete. For anyone thinking more about the NFL as opposed to life after football, it can be rough in Berkeley.
Is there any 5* QB with a brother who plays WR for non-P5 school? Cal can take both of you.
Cal needs a QB in this cycle and most of the good ones that would consider Cal are already off of the board. However, perhaps Noah Fifita will reconsider his commit to AZ now that Martin is gone. Fifita is a small QB 5' 10" but is a serious baller and winner. We don't need a future NFL QB, we need a good college QB ~ he fits the bill. Either way, atm Cal is completely screwed with no QB in the cycle. Transfer portal??? has it now come to that??
On the roster, IMO, once CG leaves we only have one Pac12 caliber QB, Millner. So we need more depth and competition in that room, immediately.
Fire Wilcox train begins now.
I don't understand these kids. What they saw in the first three games is not much different than what they saw in the four games from last season. So much for the beautiful campus, the cool Berkeley vibe, and that education you get from one of the top public universities in the world.
We’re in a death spiral right now.
This is a killer.
Back to the Stone Age. Cal Football meet Cal Mens Basketball.
we need gifs on this platform more than ever!
I can’t recall the last time a season began with so much hope and enthusiasm and it all evaporated so quickly. Even in 2007 we had a great a start before cratering.
It seems like fan support for Wilcox is diminishing quickly.
If I saw Saturday's attendance, I would de-commit also. There is 0 excitement among the fan base, the program has hit a point of stagnation (and probably a quick decline), and our recruiting is reflecting that sad reality. Time for a leadership change, I'm afraid. Our conference record is 11-20 under Wilcox; you're not going to be pulling many 4 stars with those kind of results. But it's not all doom and gloom. Maybe now we can go find one of those diamond in the rough local kids we always seem to ignore, who then come back and torch us.
Yet another sign that I'm never going to see Cal win the conference in my lifetime. Hell, I'm not even sure I'll ever see them have a winning conference record again.