One of the most intriguing aspects of yesterday's game was how well Allan Bridgford would perform in his first full game. Tedford spoke about Bridgford's performance during the postgame press conference.
On the change after the first interception:
"That is a great team; it can really get away from you in a hurry when they get rolling. I thought we did a pretty good job containing the run, for the most part. They made some huge plays in the pass game, which cost us. We played hard, going into the second half scoring and stopping them; but they can get away from you in a hurry if you are not careful. We hadn't turned the football over yet. We had some costly penalties in the red-zone that backed us up; one of them we overcame, and one we didn't."
On QB Allan Bridgford:
"I thought Allan did a good job. For starting against that team, he managed it well. He kept his composure; He didn't panic. He tried to put some balls in places; he threw on time and anticipated. On a couple of them, the timing was a little ahead - on both of the picks. He was trying to make something happen, because we needed to make something happen."
Here's Allan talking about his performance.
Allan Bridgford, QB
On the outcome of the game:
"We were right there with them in the first half. I missed two chances to capitalize and score. We were in the red zone and got a penalty on one and the other. We missed a field goal and made a field goal. That put us in a hole a bit. We were right there with them. We thought at halftime that we could win the game. We had our chances [but] we beat ourselves."
On what needs to be improved:
"We just need to get more first downs, complete more balls and make more plays overall. Oregon made more plays than us today."
On the running game and Isi Sofele:
"We were running the ball really well. We started getting down a bit but we wanted to stick with the run because it worked so well. That's the tough thing about playing Oregon. If you don't score, they can get ahead. Isi [Sofele] had an awesome game. That one drive we did three plays in a row and scored a touchdown. He must have gotten 70 yards on that drive."
And video from the press conference:
- ESPN ranked the programs that will be easiest for a new coach to rebuild and return to greatness. Cal is #5, thanks to the facilities renovations.
- Al Saravecic of the SFGate says we shouldn't talk publicly about whether or not to fire Tedford. If he's right, CGB's comments sections are going to start looking like they're from Rule of Tree.
- Faraudo recaps the game and includes a photo gallery.
- BearTerritory recaps the game. Attendance wasn't too shabby with 57,672 showing up to watch the game.
- Here's a fun article: Faraudo looks at the most lopsided losses of the Tedford era. 15 of the 17 blowouts have occurred since the start of the 2009 season.
- Faraudo's open thread follows along as the Bears kept it interesting for most of the first half.
- SFGate recaps the loss.
- Crumpacker recaps the loss.
- The 13th-ranked women's team opened the season with an 80-48 win over Lehigh.
- Faraudo and a panel of Pac-12 basketball writers put together a roundtable on a variety of burning preseason questions.
- For the second consecutive year Allen Crabbe was named to the Wooden Award watch list.
- The men's team lost 6-1 to Stanford.
- The women's team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 1-0 win over Pepperdine.
- The men's team's season came to an end Friday as the doubles and singles teams fell in the round of 16 at the USA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.
- Zsofi Susanyi and Anett Schutting advanced to the singles semifinals at the USA/ITA Championships.
- Schutting moved onto the finals while Susanyi fell in the semis.