Jeff Tedford’s dismissal at Cal and going forward for the program

Cal’s winningest coach of all time.

News is circulating now that the California Golden Bears have fired Jeff Tedford. This comes on the heels of a disappointing season under Tedford and a desire to go into a new direction for the program.

This was the right move to make but as a Bears fan, this is a tough one to accept also. What Tedford did in his decade of coaching brought relevance the program again. He got the Bears ranked on a consistent basis, made them contenders nearly every year for the Pac-10 title and got the team into bowl games.

Tedford also produced major NFL stars under his tenure and gave Berkeley a football team to be proud of.

His success with the program can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.

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49ers QB controversy? Oh you’ve got a big decision to make, Jim Harbaugh

Will Colin Kaepernick start next week?

When asked after the 49ers’ 32-7 win whether Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith would start the next game, head coach Jim Harbaugh was expected to give an answer that would prevent discussion of a quarterback controversy. Instead, Harbaugh likely was not sure how to answer the question. He came up with this response.

“We’ll see [who starts in the future],” said Harbaugh. “I usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand. We got two quarterbacks who have a hot hand.”

Thanks, coach. Now you’ve got all the media outlets wondering which quarterback will start the game next week in New Orleans.

But before anyone should start trying to figure out what will happen next Sunday, the 49ers have to at least know whether or not Smith would be cleared from his post-concussion symptoms. It is likely that if Smith has any setbacks during the week, the 49ers will name Kaepernick the starter for the second week in a row.

However, if Smith is healthy, there is no way that Smith loses his starting job to the second-year player Kaepernick. It wouldn’t be fair and make much sense.

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