California Golden Bears PAC 10 Conference 2008 College Football Predictions: Cal head coach, Jeff Tedford (50-26), will certainly hope his Golden Bears can get off to a nice start in 2008 and carry that momentum throughout the regular season. After getting off to a 5-0 start last season, Cal was only able to finish with an overall mark of 7-6 (3-6). At BetUS.com, the California Golden Bears’ betting odds to win the BCS National Championship game in 2009 are +4500.
Last season, Cal finished very poorly, loosing 6 of their last 7 regular season games. They were just barely able to just sneak into a Bowl game, which they went into it kind of flat, momentum-less, and with a question marks at the QB position.
However, the Golden Bears were able to finish on a good note, by defeating the Air Force, 42-36, in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Coach Tedford is hoping they can start the 2008 season with the same momentum with which they finished the 2007 campaign, and perhaps ultimately have a shot at winning the tough PAC 10. The California Golden Bears' betting odds to win the PAC 10 Conference in 2008 are +800.
The highly competitive PAC 10 can expect Cal’s defense to be superior than it was last season. With most of last year’s starters returning to the program, Bob Gregory will have some serious weapons to work with. With outstanding LBs Worrell Williams (105 tackles) and Zack Follet (5.5 sacks) anchoring the defensive attack, Cal will be noticed this season not only for their highflying offense, but also for their stingy “D”.
On the offensive side of the ball, coordinator Frank Cignetti, will once again have plenty of weapons to choose from when attacking opposing defenses. The only problem this season will be the ongoing QB controversy. Even though Nate Lonshore threw for over 2,500 yards, his production wasn’t up to par. Thus, Kevin Riley led Cal to their victory in the Armed Forces Bowl. Once they are able to square that off, they’ll be just fine.