A career high 20 points from Jalen Celestine isn't enough in a 68-64 loss
Bears missed a valuable opportunity to benefit from a "Coug It" event.
Fox has publicly admitted that for years he would not invite outsiders to come and guest speak to his team. He only wanted his players to listen to him. This kind of freak control is not what you want in a coach in this day and age. Give Fox credit, his team plays exactly how he wants them to ~ slow pace with some OK (not great) defense. He underutilizes the talent he has. He acts like a clown/bully/child on the sideline. And he doesn't recruit well enough at the PAC12 level. He fields a "competitive" team but not one that will be a consistent winner in the conference unless other teams get worse. In so may ways Fox is just not a Cal person and I throw up in my mouth each time he is shown on the TV. I refuse to watch MBB pressers and I do feel bad for the players.
Time for a new coach be it Gates or whomever. Anyone other than Fox next year. But Knowlton is a chicken shit idiot and won't do anything. How is it that the Chancellor felt Knowlton would be in such high demand that she gave him a 9 year contract? I doubt any other university would hire Knowlton if he became available Monday morning at 9 a.m. PST.
Yes, my answer to WFC's question "who would you like to punch in the face?" is indeed Fox with my follow-through tagging Knowlton on the bridge of the nose.
Nick, as usual, a great column.
I agree that Cal is too defensive about their offensive scheme and waits much too long on most possessions to really start their offense. Not having a great offense, that goes not allow as much time as needed to generate it.
Forget what you said about Anticevich, but in the prior game he showed he was some good moves other than catch and shoot. He just has to make more of those shots. One of these games he is going to go off for 20 or so points.
Would love for you to write a column about whether Kelly is going ot return to play for Cal next season. With him in the fold, and with some help form one or both of our new freshmen, we could actually be better than this season, maybe even win more than we lose. We certainly are not getting blown out except for a few losses.
Celestine is our most talented player next year
He needs to develop his off hand, and improve his handle in general, but he's got the size, shooting, and defense to be a legit Pac12 shooting guard
Great clip I just ran across on YouTube showing a day in the life of former Cal offensive lineman Mike Saffell, along with ample time with him and Angus McClure and Justin Wilcox. Great stuff!!!! A must see for all Cal football fans.