How did Twitter react to the hiring of new Cal head coach Justin Wilcox?
Ron Rivera had some very impressive things to say.
Despite the firing of his head coach at Cal in the process of the new hire, Jared Goff showed instant support for Wilcox.
Ryan Riddle was one of Cal’s best pass-rushing performers when
He was Cal's LB coach while I was there. Very positive attitude and a hardworking coach who earns the respect of his players. Excited. https://t.co/TbhOfs5c77— Ryan Riddle (@Ryan_Riddle) January 15, 2017
Justin Forsett was very excited about the prospect of Wilcox returning to the Bears.
My Cal Bear family do we have any news on Coach Wilcox I think he would do an amazing job loved my time with him my freshman year!— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) January 13, 2017
Wide receiver Geoff MacArthur remembers Wilcox as a linebackers coach.
Lorenzo Alexander remembers the good times with Wilcox.
@GoldenBlogs crazy they don't know it's about to get a lot better under Wilcox especially on D— Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) January 15, 2017
Here’s Kicker Tyler Fredrickson
This Mike Silver tweet was retweeted by Cal football alum David Seawright and Marvin Philip. Others like Brandon Mebane and Francis Blay-Miezah retweeted the Cal Athletics announcement.
And there appear to be hints that Aaron Rodgers is on board too!
Obviously it’s unfair to compare the amount of support Cal alum are giving Wilcox (a former Cal coach) than they did with Sonny Dykes, but it seems like Wilcox is hitting the ground running in a way Dykes never was able to with the Young Golds.
Is this a galvanizing moment for Bear Territory?
(Later in the week we’ll be gathering the Twitter reaction from all the current players and commits! Stay tuned!)