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Golden Nuggets: Big Game Press Conference

JO has some quotes from yesterday's press conference. has a full transcript of Tedford's quotes.  Tedford has some interesting opinions on the round-robin schedule.  Go here to see Harbaugh at the press conference.  If you want to play a fun game, count how many times he says "hubris."  Anyway, here are a couple quotes from Mike Tepper.  Not surprisingly, there is no shortage of motivation to win this year.

On Cal’s loss to Stanford in 2007

It’s probably one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had at Cal. My combined 0-6 record I have against USC, the loss to Stanford was worse than all six of those losses combined. It’s one of the worst feelings in the world. The community hurt more. It’s not just the team or the campus. It’s the community. That definitely fuels you.

On when he realized the magnitude of the Big Game

I realized how big it was when I lost it in ’07. That was probably one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had at Cal. Going 0-6 to SC is pretty bad, but losing the axe in ’07 was the worst feeling I ever had in my life. It tears you apart. It tears the community apart. It means a lot to us. I think we have to be very motivated to get it again this year.

After the jump I have more quick-hitters from the press conference, some fightin' words from Wilner, a look at which Pac-10 coaches are on the hotseat, a fun Q+A with bball's Nikola Knezevic, and some basketball tidbits (Kamp out for Thursday's game).

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