Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Dude, I loved Tedford and what he did at CAL. He brought the program up and got new facilities, but it got stagnant. He failed to deliver a QB and it cost us for a few years. CAL gave him a couple extra years but it looked like we were going backwards, not forward. They had to make a change and brought the new coach to develop a more fast paced offense, which is what the PAC 12 is shaping up to be. I don't fault where we are on the new coach. Give him time, let him recruit and build it the way he wants. Once goff matures, I think they can hang with other teams.
See, I think it got stagnant because he took on too much. He couldn't compete with the bigger schools because he didn't have the impressive facilities that the bigger boys did. He couldn't offer the shiny workout rooms stacked with modern equipment. His dressing rooms were dumps. It made locker rooms at the Coliseum look like the Taj Mah Freaking Hal.
So, he shouldered the work of rebuilding Memorial and the facilities on his own and it cost him. You can't do it alone. You need loyalty in this game. And he didn't get it from his assistants, who split and took recruits with them.
That's just bad. It's wrong. And, thing is, you don't see that happening to other coaches. So why Tedford then? After years of success, why did it crack apart and fall down around him?
Game passed him by? Jeff Freaking Tedford? You gotta be kidding me. He didn't go from innovator to "lost it" overnight. But it is clear, and I will admit, something went wrong. Terribly wrong. I don't know what it was. I can't put my finger on it. But something went wrong somewhere.
Tedford will get another shot again. Maybe not in the PAC 12. It might be elsewhere. But the dude is 52. It's not like he's some ancient figurehead out of the Paul Brown era.
Teeoh and ads don't understand that this season is just KILLING my wife. She wears the game on her sleeve. She's a dude with boobs. Game Day is almost a religious event in our household. And she watches EVERY
moment of EVERY
game right down to the BITTER
end. And she's just inconsolable on some days. She doesn't cut out early. She doesn't switch channels. She's right there, every moment, every game. And if it's not on the Tube (we have DirecTV), it's Joe Starkey on the radio. Every moment. Every Game. Till the bitter end.
This is where the interest, and bitterness, comes from.