Sacramento State Hornets gained 467 yards on the California defense
Most telling stat for me is the zero sacks. Their QBs had plenty of time to throw and text a friend about it.
1. The defense is simply below average, and has issues at every level. This is going to end badly.
2. The offense is better, but the fact the O-line couldn't steamroll Sac State late in a game is disconcerting. This only adds to the inconsistency of the offense.
3. Still worried about the kicking game.
4. The league has GOT to do something about the super-long video reviews. It takes way too long and makes the game's unbearably long.
5. A lot of young players were out there.
6. Wilcox never wins pretty, even against lesser opponents.
Conference play is gonna be brutal with this defense
maybe exposing the flaws this game was a good thing. whether anything can be done about them is another thing.
Look, I love Troy Taylor, but there is no reason Sacramento State should drop 30 points on Cal. It’s hard envisioning four wins this year.
I have a bad feeling we are going to get worked by Washington next week.
‘How Cal—Yes, Cal—Built What May Be the Best Secondary in College Football’ … two years ago in SI. Wow. Maybe we got complacent but an FCS team picked the secondary apart today. Too predictable? Need more pressure upfront? Something has to change or it will be a long season. Hopefully the after-action report shows the fixes needed. Go Bears!
Hey a new game started, and we are winning 21-0. Art Kaufman's defense looks way better than Peter Sirmon's defense.
Wilcox seems even more pissed than usual.
I was sort of kidding when I said last week that Wilcox was Homoe redux and that he reached his peak in 2019 with that win against the mighty fighting Illini. I'm not kidding now. Based on what Washington did to Arkansas State today, that game next week is going to be a blood bath. Cal is going to be on the Pac 12 Network A LOT this year. That Washington State game in two weeks......anyone wanna bet it won't be on the Pac 12 network?
Buh bye defense returns. Aaargghh. Now Musgrave looks solid compared with Sirmon.
perhaps the most consistent part of this year is that each week the fan base is calling for a firing: week one Wilcox, week two Musgrave, week three Sirmon...fire everyone!!
After that we can conclude that a game was played today.
As a guy who used to be a strong Wilcox proponent admittedly I am starting to get very worried about the defense. D is his specialty. I think he has delegated too much authority to Sirmon who obviously is lost as a DC. He should go back to coaching LBs. Plus, Wilcox looks angry all the time, wears sunglasses the whole game even on a cloudy day and was hobbling on crutches. I don't see much moxie or spark like he used to have. Maybe it's a case of early burnout or maybe he is reading too much on social media (like this site) and can't take the pressure.
Just on a different subject but about the PAC12: Fresno State is the real deal. They played #3 Oregon very close and today beat UCLA....the should be ranked. Also, LSU is not that good and Orgeron should probably start looking for a real estate agent.