One of our newest features BearTerritory.net is proud to present this football season is Crawford's Commentary. Each week, staff writer Ken Crawford will give his take on the comings and goings on the field for the Cal football team.
As the year rolls along, the Podcast will also feature various Bears players, coaches and other guest writers surrounding the Blue & Gold.
In Episode 10, Crawford gives his take on some of the strengths of the Oregon team, including its vaunted rushing attack and recaps the lively media luncheon which featured several players. Crawford also includes interviews with head coach Jeff Tedford, nose tackle Derrick Hill and wide receiver Jeremy Ross.
Crawford was in attendance during last season's memorable Cal victory over Oregon and talks a bit about how the Bears are practicing in preparation of the contest Saturday afternoon.
Lastly, Crawford sits down with cornerback Darian Hagan, who has become a very sure tackler on the edge this season.
Crawford's Commentary: Episode 10 – (Renewing the Oregon rivalry)
List of quotes in order:
Tedford on Oregon offense
Tedford on 3-4 versus the spread
Tedford on Masoli and read-option
Tedford on Masoli passing the ball
Tedford on open-field tackling
Tedford on Oregon giving up lots of passing yards
Tedford on Cal offensive struggles
Tedford on Riley starting
Tedford on Riley's play versus UCLA
Tedford on Riley taking sacks versus running
Tedford on past years and not needing to pick QBs week to week
Tedford on changing QB philosophy versus just a tough QB year
Tedford on improvement from WRs
Tedford on Best wearing a brace
Tedford on last play of 2007 game
Tedford on Oregon series and crowd noise
Tedford on when to yell
Tedford on Rulon Davis's recovery
Tedford on Davis playing in 2008
Hill on practicing against Mack
Hill on Blount
Hill on no-huddle spread offense
Hill on stopping the run
Hill on running quarterbacks in spread
Hill on Tyson Alualu
Hill on Oregon being a big game
Hill on playing nose guard version regular DT
Hill on playing at home
Ross on added playing time
Ross on getting consistency
Ross on comments about hurdling play
Ross on Riley's arm strength
Ross on having to put up a lot of points
Ross on last play of 2007 game
Ross on long wait for instant replay
Ross on decision to hurdle DB
Ross on DB complimenting him
Ross on watching interceptions
Ross on avoiding getting tackling
Ross on what roles various WRs have
Ross on Boateng's confidence
Ross on Marvin Jones
Hagan on 2007 Oregon game
Hagan on last play of that game
Hagan on key to success in 2008 game
Hagan on island versus zone
Hagan on areas that still need improvement
Hagan on having 3 corners on field
Hagan on home field advantage
And if Cal fans haven't done so already, check out Crawford's past episodes.
Ken Crawford is a staff writer for BearTerritory. A lifelong Cal football observer, Crawford covered the Bears during the 2007 season, which included the memorable 31-24 victory over Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Crawford will continue to handle Cal football assignments during the 2008 season.