Sandy Barbour said one of the reasons she fired Jeff Tedford is his low graduation rate of football players. Really? If Cal had won the Pac-12 North do you think she would have cared about the graduation rate? It's debatable.
Does anyone see Jeff Tedford keeping his job after this season?
Several readers have pointed out my misunderstanding of the fine details of Jeff Tedford's contract. I'm an idiot at this stuff and that's why I'm not a lawyer. From what I understand -- and I still could be wrong -- he is employed through 2015. The university pays him $225,000 [...]
I am late posting my Tuesday column to the Cohn Zohn blog -- I fell asleep early last night before it went up on the Santa Rosa Press Democrat website. It's about Cal's head football coach, Jeff Tedford and it's not complimentary and I feel bad about that. I like [...]
Here is my column on Saturday's Big Game which will be played at Stanford at the late hour of 7:15 pm, too late for many newspapers to cover it comfortably. I attended Monday's Big Game media luncheon in San Francisco, spoke to Cal coach Jeff Tedford and Stanford's coach David [...]
It's been a while since Cal had a good quarterback or even a serviceable quarterback. On Saturday night Zach Maynard made his Bears debut in the season opener against Fresno State. On the basis of one look -- this one game -- he is bringing quarterbacking at Cal to a [...]
In honor of Saturday's Big Game, I wrote my Thursday column comparing Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and Cal's Jeff Tedford. I posed a simple question: Which is the better coach? The easy answer is Harbaugh. His team is doing much better than the Golden Bears and he is on the [...]
Here's a followup to yesterday's post asking who is a better coach, Singletary or Cable. Many Zohnists made a good case for Cable who has won some big games and Singletary hasn't. I want to advance the conversation so please consider this. In the Bay Area we are in a [...]
If you've been reading the Zohn today you know I posted a two-parter giving the transcript of my long and, from my point of view, fascinating interview with Cal football coach Jeff Tedford. It all started a few weeks earlier when I wrote that Tedford appears complacent. He disagreed with [...]
Here is Part II of my interview with Jeff Tedford: Cohn: Criticisms I’ve heard of you: there are two. 1) He’s terrific. He used to seem more creative offensively. 2) He’s terrific. Has he reached a ceiling at Cal? Tedford: No, I don’t wonder if we’ve reached a ceiling here. [...]