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Ted Miller's worst-case scenario last season was shockingly accurate. He predicted every single win and loss and was spot-on with his predictions of close wins and blowout losses. Let us hope this year's worst-case scenario is not as accurate as least year's. After Maynard is injured, Brock is ineffective, and Bridgford gets injured, the Bears finish 5-7 which is not nearly as bad as what follows...
"It's not Coach Tedford's fault," receiver Keenan Allen says after a second-consecutive 5-7 finish. "Players win or lose games. And if we'd had Zach healthy the entire season, we'd have won a lot more games and we wouldn't be having this conversation."
But too many Cal fans have turned against Tedford. Athletic director Sandy Barbour announces that "with great regret" she is terminating him.
Tedford sits out a year before being hired by the Oakland Raiders, whom he leads to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Stanford wins the national championship, whipping Alabama 41-10.
"What the heck -- I'm coming back!" announces quarterback Andrew Luck, which inspires every Cardinal to do the same and not leave early for the NFL draft.
Barbour hires Eugene F. Teevens III -- most know him as "Buddy" -- to replace Tedford. "I thought he was so close to doing some good things at Stanford," Barbour explains.
After the jump Sports Illustrated tops Uncle Ted's worst-case with a 4-8 prediction for the Bears, Monty and the Bears fall to Norway, and AT&T Park gives Tavecchio a "warm, tingly feeling inside."
- John Crumpacker has a great article on how everyone from equipment manager Todd Hewitt to strength coach Mike Blasquez to nutrition coordinator Ted Edwards is helping the monstrous, 360lb Tiny Moala get ready to play this season.
- SportsIllustrated's conference preview has Cal going 4-8 (2-7) this season. Odd, considering our defense alone was good enough to give us a chance to win eight games last season (of course, the offense could not capitalize in a few of those games). Besides the record, Cal is not mentioned at all in the entire article.
- The Bears are tied with Oregon State as the team with the fewest underclassmen on the starting roster. The Bears have three: Keenan Allen, Dave Wilkerson, and Steve Williams, though there will likely be more by the time fall camp is over.
- Covaughn Deboskie-Johnson talks about changing his diet (avoiding the bacon) to lose 25 pounds over the summer. Back in great shape, he has regained his explosiveness and all but earned the no. 2 RB role.
- CalBearsBlog recaps Tuesday's practice at AT&T park and projects the 2-deep for each position.
- BearTerritory covers the AT&T practice, where the primary goal was to get used to some unusual features of the park: infield dirt, transitions between grass and dirt, and the end-zone walls.
- CCTimes has some photos from Tuesday's practice.
- Some highlights from Tuesday's practice included Bryan Anger sending a punt into McCovey Cove and players jumping into the cushioned outfield wall in order to eliminate any hesitation when going deep into the endzone.
- CalBears.com has several quotes from players after the practice at AT&T park. Giorgio Tavecchio sounds very happy to be playing at AT&T this season. He said it gives him a "warm, tingly feeling inside."
- Ryan Gorcey has another great recap from Wednesday's practice.
- CalBears.com has stats from the Bears' first scrimmage and photos from the scrimmage.
- JO has some injury notes from the scrimmage: Will Kapp is back after a one-day rest with a sprained ankle and Aaron Tipoti attempted to practice but was still feeling effects from his concussion,
- CalBears.com toured the SAHPC earlier this week and has a photo gallery showing what's going on inside and outside of Memorial Stadium.
- The Bears raced out to a 24-12 lead against the Norwegian national team, but Norway's zone defense limited the Cal offense and allowed the hosts to notch a 69-64 victory.
- In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the game against Solna in Sweden.