According to the Chronicle’s John Crumpacker, “the worst thing
” about Cal’s Saturday home loss to Nevada is “that it gave all those Cal-haters plenty of material to chew on and spit out. Same old Cal, they’ll say. Fire Tedford, they’ll say.” But how does wanting the firing of a failed football coach constitute “Cal-hating”? Tedford earns more than any other California public employee for his dismal record ($2.5 million, and he has a house in Blackhawk now up for sale for $5 million), and the program has been going in the wrong direction for years. Crumpack knows Tedford's poor record over the past four (soon to be five) years, and instead of slandering Tedford critics as “Cal-haters” he should be promoting Tedford’s ouster---something I’ve been pushing since the end of the 2008 season
. Cal’s football program is running a multi-million dollar deficit in tight budget times, and the school cannot afford a "nice guy" coach who cannot compete. Urging Tedford’s ouster is putting love of Cal ahead of love of a particular coach.