After the Holiday Bowl performance, many Cal fans, me included, have questioned if the football program is heading in the right direction, given their last Wednesday's display. I've been accused of "hyperbole" (Good SAT word, no wonder that blogger got into Cal. I answered "(c) A conic section". Got in anyway, but dammit, no wonder I was a math major.) So here are some facts, which I tried to get right, but I know some fans will graciously correct any errors.
In the last four years, which seems to me to be a reasonable period to evaluate a coaching staff, here's what Tedford has accomplished. I did not count bowl games, expect where noted, and I did not count games against non-BCS teams, aka Presbyterian.
Overall record: 25-20 // Pac 10/12 record: 18-18 // Bowl record: 1-2
Wins over BCS teams with winning records: 5
Wins over ranked teams (in final AP poll): 2 (Oregon & Michigan State in 2008)
Does this not define mediocrity? We have been to three bowl games in four years, but watching UCLA play Illinois right now, I'm not sure that means much. And I don't think you could even call Wednesday's performance mediocre? So, assuming mediocre is not good enough, is it not time for a change?