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08:27 AM ET 11.16 | At the very least, embattled Cal coach Jeff Tedford has one of the NFL's biggest stars on his side. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his former coach deserves to keep his job. "They would be losing the greatest coach in their history if they make a change," Rodgers said Thursday in a phone interview. ... [Rodgers] said he and Tedford contributed to the momentum that got Memorial Stadium renovated, and Tedford now deserves the chance to reap the benefits. "He's been through a lot, all the stuff they had to go through just to get that stadium finished up," Rodgers said. "I was a part of bringing that fan base back and take a lot of pride in that. I think he deserves an opportunity to recruit to those new facilities."

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November 16, 2012  08:32 AM ET

If Rodgers wants to help he needs to send the Packer players to Berkeley.

November 16, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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If Rodgers wants to help he needs to send the Packer players to Berkeley.

Wonder if Peyton would do that for UTK too?????

I guess he should have done that about 4 years ago so he could save Fulmer's job.

November 16, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Rodgers has a point, at the same time cal has terribly underperformed as of late.

November 16, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Wonder if Peyton would do that for UTK too?????I guess he should have done that about 4 years ago so he could save Fulmer's job.

Peyton and Ely are Cutcliffe boys. When Peyton was out at Indy and awaiting a new contract offer, he worked out at Duke.

November 16, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Rodgers has a point, at the same time cal has terribly underperformed as of late.

Hard to be competitive when all the talent is either heading to the north(Quacks) of you or to the south(USC, UCLA).

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November 16, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Take a look at Cal's won/loss record for the last six years and you will agree that, it's time for Tedford to move on!!!

November 16, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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Hard to be competitive when all the talent is either heading to the north(Quacks) of you or to the south(USC, UCLA).

Good point, but Cal is like Stanford, it's pretty hard to get into, grade wise.

November 16, 2012  11:20 AM ET

The key is that Tedford needs as much distraction as possible prior to this Saturday. Throw in the towel and give up Bears. Have a lay down this weekend... Go Beavers!

November 16, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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Good point, but Cal is like Stanford, it's pretty hard to get into, grade wise.

How could I forget Stanford. Those guys are just down the road or is it up the road?

November 16, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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Good point, but Cal is like Stanford, it's pretty hard to get into, grade wise.

I haven't paid much attention to Cal. What is a realistic expectation for them? I don't remember the last time they were in the Rose Bowl. If they enforce the same admission standards on their athletes as the rest of the student body, it is unlikely they will ever be more than an also ran.

November 16, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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How could I forget Stanford. Those guys are just down the road or is it up the road?

Stanford is south of Berkeley and across the Bay.

November 16, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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I haven't paid much attention to Cal. What is a realistic expectation for them? I don't remember the last time they were in the Rose Bowl. If they enforce the same admission standards on their athletes as the rest of the student body, it is unlikely they will ever be more than an also ran.

I think 8-9 wins a year is realistic for the bears. Drop in a 10 win season every few. Expect some 5-6 win seasons every few. Then again, that's pretty much the same expectation for most of the PAC.

November 16, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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I think 8-9 wins a year is realistic for the bears. Drop in a 10 win season every few. Expect some 5-6 win seasons every few. Then again, that's pretty much the same expectation for most of the PAC.

To me this sounds optimistic. At the moment the lines are drawn in the sand, its clear who the haves and have-nots are in the pac...and at least for the forceable future I dont see Cal being very competitive.

November 16, 2012  11:51 AM ET

Make a donation Aaron and then they might listen.

November 16, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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I think 8-9 wins a year is realistic for the bears. Drop in a 10 win season every few. Expect some 5-6 win seasons every few. Then again, that's pretty much the same expectation for most of the PAC.

Thanks. There are a lot of boosters, administrators and fans who need to get a grip on reality. I wonder if that is true at Cal? I'm an unabashed Spartan fan. We seldom win the B1G, but we usually are competitive. This year is a little down. We've lost several close games. Hopefully, next year will be better.

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November 16, 2012  12:16 PM ET
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Who realistically can they get? I get they could get Bobby Petrino. Cal, I'm sure, has no issues with a coach fooling around. Hell, they'd probably even take a gay coach.

JK, come on friend, you are much better than this comment!!!!!!!!!

 
November 16, 2012  12:18 PM ET
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I haven't paid much attention to Cal. What is a realistic expectation for them? I don't remember the last time they were in the Rose Bowl. If they enforce the same admission standards on their athletes as the rest of the student body, it is unlikely they will ever be more than an also ran.

Good point, as I think most students go to Cal for an "education"!!!!

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