The Contra Costa Times suggests it is a possibility for some unexplained reason, and feels the need to defend him.
One notable portion of the article:
[H]ave Tedford's results lived up to his mission statement? Let's revisit his acceptance speech from nearly seven years ago:
"I have a goal and a vision," he said, "that the University of California, through hard work and dedication, can get to where we are competing for the Pac-10 championship and at a national level."
That part of it remains open to interpretation. Cal has made two legitimate runs at the conference title in Tedford's seven seasons.
I'm a bit confused... we won a share of the Pac-10 Championship in 2006 for the first time since 1975 and were ranked as high as #2 as recently as 2007, but this is open for interpretation? Please. Tedford has done everything he said he was going to do at Cal - and then some. We went from bottom of the Pac-10 to an consistent challenger for the conference title. Our recruiting is up, our program prestige is up, game attendance and TV coverage is up... what more can we get out of this guy? Who else can we realistically expect to hire and do better?
The one thing I've always had against Tedford is his fairly rough road record, particularly in Los Angeles. But with recent wins in Eugene, Corvallis, Pullman, Seattle, Tuscon, and Tempe, where we've had trouble in the now-distant past, it seems that we may be close to getting over this hump.
PS - why didn't we go to the Rose Bowl in 1975? Anybody know?