Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Season Preview: California

Week Seven:

Saturday October 18, 2008

The University of Arizona Wildcats versus the University of California Golden Bears

Arizona Stadium, Time TBA

Cal Facts: It's hard to believe that at one time last season Cal was ranked number two in the country. Then the wheels came off. They not only came off, but the car rolled down the mountain. When back up QB Kevin Rieley ran the ball on a last second play (rather then pass it), time ran out, and the Bear lost to Oregon State. And then they lost again...and again....and again. They finished 7-6 and had to settle for the Armed Forces Bowl. What does this mean for this season? Only time will tell. One could make the argument that head coach Jeff Tedford is the second best coach in the Pac-10. He should be able to turn this around.

Good Cat News: Cal is replacing all it's best players from a team that more or less folded last years when all the chips were down. Last years Arizona was never really in the game against Cal. But that was a different Cal team then we saw late in the season. By the time Arizona plays Cal we should know how good QB Kevin Reily is-could be good news for the Cats.

Bad Cat News: Cal is likely the best or the second best team in the Pac-10. Arizona isn't. If Cal is as good as I think they could be Arizona needs to play a perfect game to beat Arizona. We've yet to see Arizona do this under Mike Stoops, more then once a season. That's really it all comes down to.

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