Team preview: California

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2006 California Bears, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: August 2, 2006, 6:24 AM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Others, especially Bears fans, could -- and probably have -- talk for hours, throwing around statistics showing just how remarkable a turnaround the Cal program has made under fifth-year coach Jeff Tedford. There's really no need, though.

Tedford's success can be summed up quickly:

In 2001, the Bears won a single football game. That's 1-10.

Last season, a mere four years removed from that debacle, Cal finished 8-4. However, here's the catch -- last season was considered not only a transition year, but also somewhat of a disappointment.

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