Cal finishes roller-coaster recruiting on a down note

It’s nearly 5 p.m. in a scheduled 4. p.m. press conference, and head coach Jeff Tedford is nowhere to be seen. But when wide receiver and Cal commit Bryce Treggs comes live on television to make his decision, Tedford shows up just in time. Treggs, who called himself “a man
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Don’t look back in anger

I bet you’re upset. Your blood is coursing bluer and golder than ever before, your righteous fury making Menelaus’ rage seem but a polite objection. Well, stop. This recruiting freefall was the reality check: Cal has never been, and will likely never become, an elite football program. Elite programs don’t
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Cal hires Todd Howard to coach defensive line

Former Washington State assistant coach Todd Howard has been named Cal’s new defensive line coach, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Saturday. Howard spent five seasons as UCLA’s defensive line coach before holding the same position with the Cougars in 2011. “This is an outstanding opportunity for me to work
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Cal names Wes Chandler new wide receivers coach

Wes Chandler will be Cal’s new wide receivers coach, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Wednesday. Chandler played 11 years in the NFL, where he reached four Pro Bowls and set a record in 1982 for most receiving yards per game. “Wes is a quality person who brings all of
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The fairy tale of Cutty Sark

On top of the hilly town of Berkeley, where the canyons smelled of strawberry Lived old Uncle Tedford and two coaches with whom he struck a chord. One was named Tosh, the other Kiesau. Both able to recruit all they saw. Loyalty etched into their manly law, to dare leave
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Wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau to join Huskies’ staff

Make that another Washington win over Cal. Wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau is reportedly leaving for Washington one day after defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi left Berkeley to join the Huskies. Kiesau, who also served as the passing game coordinator, was in the first year of his second stint with the
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D-line coach Lupoi leaves for Washington

Cal’s No. 10 recruiting class may be in jeopardy. At the very least, whatever hopes fans had for next fall just got severely damaged. Defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, who doubled as the Bears’ star recruiter, has left for a similar position at Washington. After four years on Cal’s staff,
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Bears burned by five turnovers in Holiday Bowl loss

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Even three days after Christmas, the Cal football team’s offense still looked slow and sleepy. This was the scene at the Holiday Bowl: quarterback Zach Maynard sitting with a 1st-and-10 at the Texas 29-yard line, ready to command Cal out of a four-point deficit. “It felt
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Live Blog: Holiday Bowl

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Texas Holiday Bowl live from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Cal accepts Holiday Bowl invite, will face Texas

Cal fans haven’t forgotten. In 2004, a loss to Texas cost the Cal football team a Rose Bowl bid — except the teams never played that season. The Bears finished the regular season with a 10-1 record, their lone loss at the hands of eventual national champion USC. That appeared
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