That horrific sound of crunching metal and shattered glass on Saturday afternoon?
That was Cals football season, a crumpled mess in the ditch.
Wasnt first-year coach Sonny Dykes supposed to be an upgrade from the Jeff Tedford era, which started with great promise last decade before losing steam?
Cal didnt get better. It sunk to an all-time program low. The 63-13 loss to Stanford marked the biggest blowout in the 116-year history of the Big Game, and it stamped Cal (1-11) with its 10th consecutive loss. Dykes took indirect jabs at the prior regime after the game, saying, Were going to recruit better. Were going to recruit kids that deserve to be at Cal and want to be at Cal. Were going to learn how to go to class. Were going to fix our graduation rates. Were going to graduate.
As for on the field, coach?
Were going to get faster, stronger, Dykes snarled. Were going to improve our diet. Were going to be more committed to getting sleep, rest and recovery. Were going to learn how to play on offense and defense.
In other words, start from scratch. Dykes talks a great game. At least its a start. Will his next team listen?
What to do
Mens college basketball, Sacramento State at UC Davis, 7:05 p.m: The Hornets and Aggies resume their rivalry at the Pavilion.
What most ails Cal football?
• Poor recruiting
• Poor coaching
• Too strong of a conference
• All the above
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What is the biggest problem for Sac State football?
• Coach Marshall Sperbeck: 28%
• Inability to recruit top players: 40%
• Not enough community support: 15%
• • Its losing culture: 17%
Total votes: 309
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