The Bears have a very, very tough slate ahead.
Everyone is so pessimistic here, makes me wonder why y’all waste your time then.
More transfers incoming in Spring. We have a lot of depth in most positions except QB and OL (which should be addressed spring).
Arguably our defense should be stronger than last year with all the injury returns and new additions.
Our offense sees an overloaded RB room, an upgraded TE room, and new coaching (which arguably should be an improvement and with it improve OL).
We WILL go bowling next year. In 2024 with momentum, with USC/UCLA out, with USC/Oregon/Utah/UW without their bazillion year quarterbacks and players. WE WILL WIN THE PAC10.
Now drink the cool aid or gtfo.
The pessimism is so bad here. It's low key sad. I question if some of you are rooting against Wilcox and co
We were a few plays away (FG kicks against CU, DTR fumble recovery, and phantom offsides vs ND) from being bowl eligible. Cal got better and a good portion of y'all do nothing but complain. This also applies to half the donors who have the capital to donate to our NIL program but do nothing but complain and drink chardonnay at the games
Doom. Immediate doom week 1.
Only 2 home games after Oct. 7, and just 1 in November, this immediately after playing USC, sets up for a really tough stretch run.
Probably my last year covering Pac-12 Media Day 😐
6-0 folks before we crater in Utah.
My off season optimism is kicking in.
Why the heck not?
Unicorns and rainbows.
I saw a 6-6 in that schedule, and my wife immediately accused me of pumping sunshine...
It's a schedule, I like it just fine. Other than the away game at Utah, the games are the usual mix of good and less good. I like Auburn at home, I like $C at home. I like the Beavs at home. I hate little bruins at all and last game in LA. We will do the usual game predictions, but I agree with those more optimistic now than two months ago. The Wilcox defense is always at least good. Always. The Spavital and Co. offense will be better than Musgrave.
5 wins tops! :(
Cal doesn’t control who they play. However, I like the order. ASU and at UW early is good
Reading the comments, here, my ambivalence is brought to the surface.
On one hand, the eternal optimism of Cal fans reminds of the 49’er Faithful, who, despite years of losing or mediocre records, still showed up and cheered them on.
And that reminds me of Stalin’s lesson, where he plucked a live chicken, which, despite the pain, came to eat out of Stalin’s hand.
Are we some kind of masochists in the Temple of Oski? One must wonder.
On the other hand, the COVID set-back was real and more acute for Cal (thank you, City of Bezerkeley); the PAC X factor makes us a sketchy choice both to stay with or come to; NIL lures that, well, we just can’t compete with; and, never forget, as many of us, have come to conclude, we have an apathetic, if not disdainful, administration, when it comes to popular sports (would ANY coach overcome that?). And, yet, despite all that, most of us agree that the team is moving in a positive direction. And that’s the other side of Because Cal.” Eternal optimism pays its own dividends. Cal sports make us happy.
4-8 and at best 5-7. Cal has gotten better but unfortunately, the conference has gotten even better and Cal wont be able to catch up.
The conference schedule is brutal with most of the teams they’re facing are playoff contenders or dark horse contenders. The o line and QB depth is the biggest issue still.
Will there be a big Cal fan road trip presence for the last game in the Rose Bowl for the foreseeable future?
North Texas. Good first game circumstance - no FCS, decent team that gets another shot at us at their home stadium. Road game openings add more complexities that can enhance a teams early development.
With all the drama surrounding Rashada does anybody think Cal has a shot at landing him?
THE University of California has a great history of playing tough out of conference opponents. Auburn should be an interesting game. Last year, they were awful, losing 5 straight conference games. They hit the transfer portal hard, but it's very difficult to gauge how good they will or won't be. SHOULD have a great crowd and hopefully Auburn brings lot of their fans.