California scored 31 unanswered points beginning in the second half to close out the game
On the one hand, in an all too common refrain under Wilcox they came out flat as f-ck and were thoroughly outplayed by an FCS team for more than 1/3rd of the game. Luckhurst missed another FG from the right hash, the DBs were exposed by big receivers, the D-line repeatedly failed to get their arms up into passing lanes to knock balls down, and, just like the week before v Auburn (and if we’re being honest, really the ENTIRE 6+ years of the Wilcox era) the O stagnated on multiple drives when they really could have given themselves much needed breathing room with a bear paw on the throat of an opponent.
OTOH, that FCS team is pretty good, the team made noticeable adjustments, and controlled the game from mid-2Q on in a workmanlike win.
There’s no clarity, though, and barring some unexpected leap or an A-ha moment by Sammy Jax where he just gets it and the game slows down, I can’t help but feel this team is going to continue to plod along in rock fights, maybe stun Wazzu, and be playing at the Rose Bowl with a 5-6 record, hoping for a win to gain bowl eligibility.
I walked over to Stanford Stadium for the Sacramento State game, but I thought $20 was too much to pay so I left. A Stanford fan had a shirt that said "Stanford football is life." If that's the case I want to know what death is. I would say death is more Stanford football.
Next Saturday night is the game worth paying attention to.
With the implosion of the P12, are we rooting for or against Deion…I think against…
I’m sure it’s been explained elsewhere, but is Ott on concussion protocol or something?
1st Quarter: I was taking the Lord’s name in vain and ready to join the “Fire Wilcox” bandwagon. Felt better after the second TD. A bit nervous that Idaho was still moving the ball in the second half.
Apart from wanting to see the Idaho coach take an anti-anxiety med, I could not stop wondering:
1. How good Idaho is?
2. How can we possibly compete with most of the conference, doomed though it is, opponents ahead of us?
So tired of middling.
Pray for us.
What will it take to turn the UW game into a rockfight? I'm assuming that's our best chance. But we do have three or four capable backs if we can block their quick and massive line.
At about halfway through the 2nd quarter I began thinking that I needed to start scouting other head coaching prospects like Norvell.
Wazzu went into Ft Collins and hung 50 on this Rams team? Yikes, folks.
Cal is 21.5 point underdogs at UW...
The Justin Wilcox era - get excited, Cal Berkeley Golden Bear fans.
The colonel probably could have lured Kalen DeBoer away from Fresno State, too, but guess what, he didn't. We'll find out if that was another big boo-boo on Saturday.
I wonder if we’ll hear anything about Deion Sanders, err I mean Colorado, on ESPN this week.
Headline: (Cal) Berkeley Tackles Vandals, Still Creates Mess
And we benched Ifanse against Auburn why???
He’s great for college football. I’m kind of Deion hater, but can’t deny what he’s doing. Talks the talk and walks the walk.
Pac 12 has 25 teams in top 25.
At Louisville, Jack Plummer continues to play very well. I think he would easily now start for Cal. He looked great in his second game this season.
The Pac 12 still has eight teams in the top 25 after week 3.
Not now in the top 25, but Jack Plummer and Louisville looked sensational in week #2 last weekend. I now think he would be starting for Cal.
It's a great game to WIN when we allow them NO POINTS, and score ALL the points after we get frustrated.