Jeff Tedford question

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.

By | November 20th, 2012|15 Comments

Jeff Tedford: the question

Does anyone see Jeff Tedford keeping his job after this season?

By | November 8th, 2012|11 Comments

Jeff Tedford’s contract in black and white

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 [...]

By | September 4th, 2012|14 Comments

Alas, poor Jeff Tedford

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 [...]

By | September 4th, 2012|10 Comments

Cal needs to win Big Game

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 [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|13 Comments

Zach Maynard shines

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 [...]

By | September 3rd, 2011|2 Comments

Harbaugh vs. Tedford

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 [...]

By | November 17th, 2010|11 Comments

Singletary vs. Cable Part II

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 [...]

By | September 15th, 2010|10 Comments

Column on Jeff Tedford

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 [...]

By | August 31st, 2010|8 Comments

Tedford on Tedford Part II

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. [...]

By | August 31st, 2010|7 Comments