Cal's football schedule plows ahead game by game, almost as if it will end in a late-in-the-year bowl game - as has so often happened in the Tedford era.
But not this year. The team now barrels into its last two games of the season where whatever the outcome, the inevitable result will be "full stop."
With Cal now colliding with the two top-rated teams in the Pac-12 conference, Oregon and Oregon State, it's hard to be optimistic about either.
On a windy Thursday, we met with the usual pattern of coaches – head coach Jeff Tedford, offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik, and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast – and video-recorded their comments.
These Thursday events have become an exercise of carefully phrased coach-speak statements that by now are almost information-free.
Nevertheless, we present here videos of the statements made by Cal's three top coaches, if only so readers can glean whatever bits of information they may find useful.