Jeff Tedford Posts New Blog Entry

Oct. 9, 2008

Berkeley - California head football coach Jeff Tedford has added a new entry to 'Tedford Talk,' his official online blog at The Golden Bear coach talks about last week's win over Arizona State as well as preparations for Cal's second bye week.

'With our second bye week of the season, we are taking advantage of the opportunity to work on fundamentals in practice, give our younger guys a chance to get in some extra work and allow some of our bumps and bruises to heal,' said Tedford. 'Although we don't have a game this Saturday, we are focused on making this a productive week.'

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After its second of three bye weeks this season, California (#25 ESPN/USA Today) returns to action when the Golden Bears travel to Tucson, Ariz., for a 7 p.m. matchup with Arizona on Saturday, Oct. 18. Cal and UA, which visits Stanford Oct. 11 before hosting the Bears, are tied atop the Pac-10 standings with 2-0 records. The teams are also two of the better defensive teams in the country with Arizona ranking second in total D, giving up 226.2 ypg, and Cal 25th at 290..6 ypg. On the other side of the ball, Arizona is first in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (43.6 ppg) with Cal third in the league (39.4 ppg). Cal has captured four of the last five meetings with Arizona - all victories have come by at least 18 points - but the Bears dropped a 24-20 decision to UA the last time the schools played in Tucson in 2006.

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