CBS' Dennis Dodd recently released his 2012 hot seat ratings. The scores range from 5.0 (DOOOOOOMED) to 0.0 (untouchable). Our own Jeff Tedford sits at the 3.0-3.5 range, which Dodd calls "On the bubble, feeling pressure." Oddly enough, Chip Kelly is also on that bubble and feeling pressure. Didn't Oregon win the Rose Bowl last season?
|Pac-12 Hot Seat Ratings|
|Coach||2012 Rating||2011 Rating|
|Jeff Tedford, Cal||3.5||2.0|
|Chip Kelly, Oregon||3.0||0.0|
|Mike Riley, Oregon State||3.0||1.0|
|Jon Embree, Colorado||3.0||1.0|
|Jim Mora, UCLA||2.5||NA|
|Kyle Whittingham, Utah||1.5||0.0|
|Steve Sarkisian, UW||1.0||0.5|
|Todd Graham, Arizona State||1.0||NA|
|Lane Kiffin, USC||1.0||2.0|
|Rich Rodriguez, Arizona||0.5||NA|
|David Shaw, Stanford||0.0||1.5|
|Mike Leach, Washington State||0.0||NA|
I'm going to pack up my things now. If Chip Kelly can't enjoy job security, there's no way I'm going to keep a job. In the meantime, peruse some links after the jump.
- Cal alum John Mann was selected to the U.S. men's water polo team.
- 25 past, present, and future Bears will compete at this week's Olympic Trials for women's swimming.
- Three Bears reached the finals during Saturday's Olympic Trials for track and field: Alysia Montano (800m), Tracey Stewart (triple jump), and Ed Wright (high jump).
- Montano secured a place on the U.S. Olympic track team with a wire-to-wire victory in the 800m finals. Ed Wright finished fifth in the high jump, Tracey Stewart finished sixth in the triple jump, and Deborah Maier and Magdalena Lewy Boulet both advanced to the final in the women's 5000m.
- Dana Vollmer set an American record in the 100-yard butterfly and Natalie Coughlin finished fourth in the same race. They advanced to the finals, where the top two finishers will book a trip to London. Caitlin Leverenz earned her trip to the Olympics with a second-place finished in the 400 IM.
- Uncle Ted is starting off his preseason position reviews with quarterbacks. Cal is in the middle category, "good shape."
- Three-star tight end Ray Hudson committed to the Bears. He's a big 'un at 6'4", 230.
- CalBears.com has a Q+A with sophomore Christian Dean, who recently returned from a trip with the U.S. men's under-20 squad.
- Breda Vosters was named a first-team All-American and Dana Ochsner was a second-team All-American, as named by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.