Originally Posted by drunkoski
jesus. how many teams have been within a couple of wins of the conference title? 7? and I suggest you learn your cal history.
Ha ha, fair enough on point one.
On point two, unless you're talking about pre-1950 Cal football, which is pretty irrelevant to the program at this point, I think you're going to need to be more specific.
I'll give you some facts: (i) since 1950, the most wins Cal has had in 2 consecutive seasons was 17 (pre-Tedford), and that only happened once (1990-91), (ii) since 1950, Cal has finished the season ranked in one or both polls a total of 9 times, 4 of which were under Tedford, and (iii) since 1950, Cal has finished 3rd or higher a total of 10 times, 3 of which were under Tedford.
Also, 1951 was one of our good years, so our trailing 50 year stats will only look worse once 1951 drops off the chart next year.
So top 3 in the conference has happened 10 times in 50 years, and 3 of those have been in the Tedford era, or regime since you seem to think he's a tyrant. Pre Tedford, we finished in the top 3 in the conference only once in 27 years. Ranked 4 times in Tedford's 8 years, after being ranked only 3 times in 27 years and 4 times in 42 years pre-Tedford.
If you have some more relevant history that I should be aware of, happy to listen.