Some updates from the last week.
I agree with the insight from a - Former Oregon Assistant coach,
“ Cal - I think Cal is probably the best coached team in the Pag-12. I think year in
and year out Justin Wilcox does more with less, Overall they recruit
hard-nosed, intelligent kids and get them to play really hard. They play a sound
with superior scheme and coaching.”
We ask our players to trust the process. We should all be a little more Patient and trust our coaches and our players. We have all the pieces toughness and intelligence to win a pack 12 championship
Bigger and taller certainly sounds good, but how is that going to translate to wins and losses and performance on the field? I was a little surprised to see in a mock NFL draft that not one Cal player is projected to be picked in any of the 7 rounds. Those are all Wilcox players. You look back on the Snyder winning teams from 1990 and 1991, and the Tedford winning teams from 2003 through 2009, and there were a bunch of guys drafted. Snyder's first winning team in 1990 had three offensive line guys along with Pawloski, Dawkins, Willard and White that got drafted. I bet I am missing several others.
Pure talent is certainly a factor in getting guys to the NFL, but player development and coaching schemes are a huge factor as well. Maybe this year's team will turn that around.
Nice report. Thanks.
Much appreciated. Especially the social media links. The real value of these in-person reports is the perspective on who is showing real Pac12 potential. Stats don't show that, rarely. You could watch Lynch play as a freshman and already see Beast Mode. You could see Keenan Allen play as a freshman and say he was a difference maker. Granted, those are top NFL talent dudes, but if Cal remains in a period with mediocre talent, then the results will be what they are. I'm eager for news on Terry, for example. Veteran observers can note changes in execution, speed, explosiveness.
So fun to hear about dudes and positions of promise and productivity. I wish RB was one of them, and curious not to hear Sirmon’s name mentioned.