Hope springs eternal in Strawberry Canyon.
Always inspiring to watch a Wilcox interview, and credit to Piotr for asking thoughtful big picture questions...Go Bears!
I think from day 1 Wilcox had a business plan written down, detailing every step he needed to take to build a successful program. For three years there was steady improvement with our program and then Covid fucked things up. We're back to normal and I expect the steady improvement to happen again. And considering where we are starting from now versus Wilcox's first year, I'd say he is well along with his plan and perhaps we are "on the verge of doing something great'. I'm optimistic. Roll on you sturdy Golden Bear!!
Headline made me think of Funkadelic's "Standing on the verge of getting it on", which would be a helluva an introduction to a class.
hell yes I've been in need of some serious sunshine pumping and this is hitting the spot ahhhhhh
In Wilcox We Trust
Doing "something special" will require Coach Wilcox and his staff to coach up his mostly 3-star recruits the way that Willingham at Utah does it. Wilcox has shown he can coach up the defensive players, but not so on the other side of the ball. I think you can make the argument that two of the best players on offense during the Wilcox era - that being Mettaur and Polk - opted to leave the program early. That's not a good sign and will need to be corrected if special is used to describe the Cal football team going forward. I hope it happens. I miss those fun days of the ball flying around at Memorial.
Good class. I wish Wilcox would have used a scholarship on a top 5 HS kicker rather than the 246th ranked player in the state of Florida QB that we got.
Wilcox is a defensive minded coach who likes to play field position and play close games. Why not spend a scholarship on a highly rated HS FG kicker who has the leg and accuracy to hit from inside 50 and constantly kick touchbacks.
A quality FG kicker and we probably pickup 2 more wins last season.
Anyone know if the really nice Zoom event last night will ever show up on Youtube? It is high quality and I had to leave early.