After the loss Tedford spoke to the media about various aspects of the game that went awry. He didn't say anything groundbreaking. In fact, you would have a tough time distinguishing these comments from those he made following the Nevada, tOSU, and USC losses.
On Cal's offense:
"We couldn't get in a rhythm and couldn't get anything going. We got physically beat up front. We didn't really have much time to throw the football. We got a little bit going in the run game, but in the pass game we got beat by a more physical team."
On QB Zach Maynard:
"There were some plays we could have hit, but he is also under a lot of duress. We have got to give him more time to throw the football. He made some plays, but some plays he missed. He didn't play his best game, obviously. He missed a couple guys who were open, but also had some dropped passes. Getting stuck in third and long all the time is not the best situation to be in."
On being 1-4 for the first time in his tenure:
"We have got to get better. We got beat by a team who played better than we did. We have to improve and keep working. Each and every week is a different week. That is a good football team. I'm not going to take anything away from ASU. They played a very physical game, did a good job. The only way we are going to get better is by working at it."
On Cal's defense:
"We didn't tackle well on defense. We didn't get guys on the ground; we just have to get better. To me, we assess this game and see how we can improve. We work our tails off to get that done. Arizona State ran the ball pretty effectively. They made some key third-down conversion with the pass, but the ball was placed perfectly and they made some good plays. They played well today, pretty much beat us in every phase of the game"
Onto the links.
- Thomas DeCoud provides more evidence that Cal is Troll U with an incredible interview on SportsCenter.
- Matt Summers-Gavin is a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, formerly the Draddy Award and also known as the Academic Heisman. Alex Mack brought the award to Cal in 2008, Mike Mohamed was a finalist in 2010, and Giorgio Tavecchio was a semifinalist in 2011.
- Faraudo's live thread allows you to relive yesterday's horror in agonizing detail.
- Faraudo recaps the game and includes some pictures.
- Uncle Ted recaps the game.
- BearInsider recaps the loss.
- Brennan Scarlett appears to have broken his hand.
- Cal lost 2-1 to Stanford. The Bears now have five losses on the year, all by a single point.