Saturday Hangover: Week 4


Sep 21, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw watches the game from the sidelines late during the fourth quarter against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Stanford Stadium. Stanford won 42-28. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Cal Golden Bears had a bye-week this week, that led to a lame weekend for all Cal fans. However, don’t fret, we have all your latest news here to get you ready to what will be a fun week before the inevitable blow-out at the hands of Oregon this weekend:

There is an interesting article regarding Cal’s $16.3 million tab in regards to paying for the coaching change this past off-season. They noted that Cal owes former head coach Jeff Tedford is still owed $6 million and current head coach Sonny Dykes salary perks.

In retort, California Golden Blog’s simply says, “duh.”

Cal beat writer Hunter Hewitt thinks it’s possible that Jared Goff could break UCLA’s Brett Hundley’s FBS Freshman record for passing yards (3,745).

Jeff Faraudo, of the Contra Costa Times, explains that this week’s bye week brought on more competition for the Cal Bears than the vacation that bye week’s tend to be about. Also, Matt Cochran is likely to miss a month after going under the knife this past Thursday. (Also, in said article, we find out that Bryce Treggs is officially on Biletnikoff Award watch).

On a non-football note, point guard Justin Cobbs says he’s feeling good after having off-season foot surgery. And, there is a video on the Cal Womens Basketball team’s trip to China. It’s worth a watch…seriously.

If you wanted to see Sonny Dyke’s post-practice news conference, you can see it here on YouTube.

A couple of news and notes around the Pac-12:

A great week for the Pac-12. Washington State ran Idaho out of town. I know this may not be the biggest win in the world, but it was just a few weeks ago where they were held to 10 points. This offense is really good….UCLA is real. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I know I may get hated on for saying that Stanford looked lame in the 4th against Arizona State, but no one can disagree when I say that UCLA looks like an actual threat…Sean Mannion had a his worst game of the season according to the Pac-12 network, yet still put up a monster game in a win over San Diego State…If Stanford plays like they did for the first three quarters of the ASU game, they’ll have a successful season. If they can’t keep teams from making late-game runs, they’ll be in for it.