Cal football team surprised, saddened by decision to fire Tedford

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Many members of the Cal football team were blindsided by Tuesday's announcement that Jeff Tedford would no longer be head coach.

When Kendrick Payne was informed of a 10 a.m. meeting on Tuesday, he had no idea what was about to unfold. It was a surprise meeting, but it never occurred to the senior defensive lineman that his coach would be fired — not Tuesday, not this season. “It’s a lot
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Sandy Barbour’s only choice

Sandy Barbour really only had one choice. With her announcement on Tuesday morning that football coach Jeff Tedford would be relieved of his coaching duties, Cal’s athletic director did the only thing she could do. There’s no doubt that Tedford has done incredible things for this university. In just two
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Despite losing season, Tedford’s team supported him

Jeff Tedford was relieved of coaching duties Tuesday morning, according to Cal Athletics. However, throughout Tedford’s rocky final season at the helm of the Cal football program, his players remained optimistic and supportive of their head coach. “Coming from my standpoint, I’m behind him,” said freshman wide receiver Chris Harper last
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