35 Total Quotes

Jeff Tedford Quotes

He was hounded hard by practically everyone.
Jeff Tedford
#Hard

There's a lot of potential there. We have some skill and we have some holes to fill. The spring will be really important to us.
Jeff Tedford
#Potential

I want to give BYU a lot of credit. Their offense did a good job of spreading the field. They played very well and they have a physical defense.
Jeff Tedford
#Credit

Every time I look at that, it kind of leaves a knot in my stomach. It was an unbelievable football game and we had a chance to win, but didn't get it done. So we have to go back to the drawing board and see if we can do it this year.
Jeff Tedford
#Football

There's no question that since (the Bears) have grown up with (the Trojans), ... There's a lot of familiarity with the people involved. That raises the attention level, because you're playing with your peers.
Jeff Tedford
#Familiarity

I obviously haven't done enough of the coaching or preparation you need to do, so we're not going to give up on him as a kid or a player. You can work on a lot of things in practice, but how do you simulate a game? That's where Joe is facing his biggest struggles.
Jeff Tedford
#Preparation

He made some big plays on third down with his scramble ability and those were the things that we saw when we recruited Joe.
Jeff Tedford
#Ability

Our plan was to try to attack the weaknesses of the defense. We knew coming into the game that they had some injuries at corner and we had to test those guys.
Jeff Tedford
#Defense

They will go to the meetings, be involved with the game plan.
Jeff Tedford
#Meetings

I see a group that's playing with a lot of energy. They have a lot of passion for what they're doing. They fly around. They play very hard. It's obvious coach Zook has done a good job of creating a mind-set of enjoying playing the game.
Jeff Tedford
#Energy

Scott did a real solid job. He knows how to work hard and he was prepared. He's not the kind of guy who sleeps all week in practice.
Jeff Tedford
#Work

We've lost quite a few guys but that's no excuse. Football is a rough game and we all have had our share of the injury bug.
Jeff Tedford
#Football

Steve was very efficient. He didn't turn the ball over, he ran the huddle well and he brings a confidence to the table and it's infectious. It was pretty evident last game and it was there today.
Jeff Tedford
#Confidence

You cannot give them a short field. We've seen games where the score gets crazy early because they force turnovers down deep and score.
Jeff Tedford
#Force

People have said he was injured (that night). It's unclear what type of injury, ... It was a scratch on his wrist, a little bitty scratch, it wasn't even bleeding ... None of our players have been implicated in any wrongdoing.
Jeff Tedford
#Night

Absolutely, ... It's one of those events you can mark off the checklist.
Jeff Tedford
#Events

[1. The integrity of the polls comes into question. That Texas is playing in the Rose Bowl instead of Cal is not by itself an injustice. You can make plenty of arguments in favor of either 10-1 team. What is ridiculous is the way the Longhorns got in, sitting on their couch while Cal traveled across the country and won at Southern Miss -- but apparently not by enough for the tens of voters who moved Texas up and the Bears down in their final poll, knowing exactly what the ramifications were when they did it.] If you have to go in and blow people out, ... that doesn't serve the integrity of the game.
Jeff Tedford
#Integrity

People have said he was injured (that night). It's unclear what type of injury. It was a scratch on his wrist, a little bitty scratch, it wasn't even bleeding ... None of our players have been implicated in any wrongdoing.
Jeff Tedford
#Night

Absolutely. It's one of those events you can mark off the checklist.
Jeff Tedford
#Events

He has done well. He has a little bit of experience from those two games. It probably gave him a little boost of confidence coming into the spring.
Jeff Tedford
#Experience

Everybody enjoys being around him. He's got a great sense of humor and can always make people laugh.
Jeff Tedford
#Humorous

I get the sense they understand, ... I've been very pleased with our mind-set. Our guys have been focused for every game. It hasn't really wavered at all. That's not us, I don't believe. We don't ever really talk about rankings. There are enough veterans on this team to understand that it doesn't really mean anything.
Jeff Tedford
#Mind

There were a lot of plays to be made and we didn't make them.
Jeff Tedford
#Plays

You have to draw on previously experienced successes to have your confidence. You have to try to keep that in your mind instead of dwelling on the bad part.
Jeff Tedford
#Confidence

We need a little life in the kickoff returns,
Jeff Tedford
#Life

We talked all week, especially last night and this morning, about believing and staying together as a team. I was very proud there was never any quit.
Jeff Tedford
#Night

[Running appeared to separate the speedy Ayoob from Longshore, who came to Cal rather slow of foot.] This is all a tribute to Nate's hard work, ... His foot quickness has improved by leaps and bounds. He cut his weight, worked with (strength) coach (John) Krasinski and you can see the difference.
Jeff Tedford
#Running

This week, we're watching their first two games against Rutgers and San Jose, but we are also watching the Florida tape from last year,
Jeff Tedford
#Games

Every now and then you'd turn around (at practice) and see him goofing off with the guys. You don't see that anymore.
Jeff Tedford
#Practice

The maturity, not only physical, but mental and emotional, he gained over the last six or eight months has been awesome.
Jeff Tedford
#Maturity