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What Happened to Cal's Jeff Tedford?

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On Wednesday, Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour told the Contra Costa Times that she will meet with Jeff Tedford on Sunday, the day after the Golden Bears’ season finale at Oregon State. The purpose of the meeting: To discuss his future as the Bears football coach.

Cal is 3–8 on the season, 2–6 in Pac-12 play. A loss in Corvallis on Saturday would be the Bears’ sixth straight to end the season. It’s hardly the first season in a renovated Memorial Stadium that Barbour and the rest of the athletics administration envisioned.

Tedford’s hold on his job has been a tenuous one over the last few seasons. He’s a very mediocre 23–26 since 2009, leading many to decry the fact that, as of 2011, he is the highest paid state employee of California. Perhaps...

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