Golden Bears failed to score an offensive touchdown
I think it's time Wilcox FINALLY holds coaches accountable. He has a history of not doing this. Learn from Harbaugh: "Win with character, win with cruelty." Wilcox is all character, zero cruelty... at least for coaches. Another speech about "it's not good enough" isn't good enough. Talk is cheap. Walk the walk, stop just talking.
We have to play better. I have to coach better. It's on me blah blah blah
A most disappointing performance. What happened to the offense? It was offensive in the wrong kind of way.
It's not the aspect of last night forefront in most Old and not so old Blues minds, but I wanted to hop in somewhere to compliment the Cal Straw Hat Band for the job they did last night. I do detect that the Cal band does matter to a good number of Cal fans, and readers here.
Despite being stuck in a corner due to construction at Reser (and questionable crowd and game management decisions this year by certain people in the marketing department), and a tough night game wise, in the cold, the Cal band represented well.
And then joined the OSUMB for a great post game show too few from both sides saw or heard, due to being half frozen. Just as was with the players, it was a hard fought night, even given that the game didn't go according to script for anyone, but any fallout that could have happened (and would have had good reason), was set aside when the battle was over, and sportsmanship quickly returned. The Cal band gets a lot of credit for that.
Well done, and thanks for coming up.
If y’all think this season is bad. Wait for next when Wilcox is still here and all the talent hits the transfer portal.
Might have to become a Sac St. fan…
Since the AD is obviously not going to make any big / effective moves in the right direction (vs making a big contract extension), maybe we should direct our efforts to the people with the real power - the Chancellors.
I think it starts with them getting rid of the AD first and then the new AD can begin the process of hiring new Coaches.
A multi-year effort for sure, but the sooner we start…
One gauge of player quality is ranking service. I chose Rivals bcos it is easy to sort:
2018: Cal #46, Oregon State #67
2019: Cal #37, Oregon State #65
2020: Cal #34, Oregon State #52
2021: Cal #40, Oregon State #93
Yet, the home team dominated at EVERY position. Hey Justin, when are you gonna look in the mirror?
Auricursine quoted Wilcox "It is up to the players to execute the plays that are called."
This is bullshit. If one player is failing to execute, or the team is failing to execute in one game, then it's fair. But this has been going on across the board, all season. IT'S UP TO YOU TO CALL PLAYS THAT THE PLAYERS HAVE PROVEN THEY CAN EXECUTE. IF THEY'RE NOT EXECUTING, IT'S YOUR JOB TO ADJUST. Yes, all caps because I'm yelling.
Until recently, I've thought that keeping Wilcox and replacing the O staff was the best approach. Not any more; if he really thinks it's an execution problem, then he has no business being a leader.
Wilcox was going to put Millner in the last series, but he didn't get a chance. That's fine. Just put him in the next series which is the first quarter of the Big Game.
Troy Taylor's Hornets are 10-0. A proven winning college coach, who's turned a losing program around. He's cheap now. The money is right in front of our faces! Cut the losses and move on and salvage whatever is left over. The stands are virtually EMPTY and we all know the stadium and facilities are not paid off! Clocks ticking.....
“He was going in the next series but the defense didn’t stop them”
As if the game wasn’t already out of hand on the series prior.
This coaching is as bad as it gets.
First off, anyone with two eyes and a functioning brain understands Milner should be the starter.
And even if that wasn’t already clear to this ninkampoop how is being down 4 scores with half a quarter left not worthy of giving the guy with a qbr almost triple that of the starter, and massively more mobility behind a slap dick o-line not a consideration.
Really don’t have anymore words other than rip cal football unless some big swinging dick donor like Kennedy steps in and demands a change.
Wilcox blaming the D for not getting the ball back so Milner can play garbage time is beneath Wilcox. And also, I couldn’t understand why Milner wasn’t already in for what ultimately became our lost possession on offense.
Might be time to say bye bye to Wilcox. I said when he hired Musgrave, if he keeps him, he will go down with him… surprise… not
"It's just totally unacceptable. I don't know what else to say."
-- how about, "I hereby tender my resignation"? If either Wilcox or Fox had any self-respect... or if Knowlton could be held accountable for the McKeever debacle...
Lot of ifs. We just don't have a functioning athletic dept. that devotes proper care & attn to its revenue sports.
axe me no questions! GERBEAR
He was going to bring in Kai if the defense made a stop? Dear Coach Dumb*ss, you should have brought him in at the 7 min mark in the 4th quarter after Oregon State scored again. It was so obvious....yet you trot out Plummer, again?????
Can somebody explain why they did this? I am so confused.