After a season marked by poor play and disastrous fourth-quarter passing, Cal coach Jeff Tedford finally replaced incumbent quarterback Nate Longshore with backup Kevin Riley, down 21-0 to Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl. The result was a 42-36 comeback victory, but fans wondered why the change happened so late in the year, after Cal had already lost six of seven games. What would Jeff Tedford have been like in other historical situations?
Fire Inspector Tedford
October 12th, 1871
"Now that the fire has finally been put out, Mrs. O'Leary, I'm going to have to shoot your cow."
December 8th, 1941
"You know what? Let's get a lookout up there, to let us know if any planes are coming. That is, after we rebuild that tower that the Japanese planes blew up."
National Guard Captain Tedford
Kent State University
May 6, 1970
"Let's give the Guardsmen rubber bullets before the next protest."
December 27th, 2007
San Francisco, CA
"Tomorrow, we build a taller wall outside the tiger enclosure."
My Father Tedford
September 21st, 1978
"Sharon, I've been doing some reading, and it turns out that the Rhythm Method is not nearly as reliable as we thought. I'm buying you a diaphragm."