Double days are over, the 2010 season is bearing down on us like a freight train. The question for the Golden Bear faithful is, are we seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, or is that the runaway train of disappointment ready to mow us down?
After the roller coaster rides of the past few seasons, it seems like expectations from the fan base are somewhat in line with the national pundits. Having seen Cal projected to finish anywhere from 3rd to 8th in the final standings, what do we do? In the past, it has seemed like the program has been better when initial external expectations were lower. Anyone remember Cal vs, U$C in 2003?
I would like to believe that most dyed-in-the-wool Cal fans like myself are cautiously optomistic. I truly believe that there's a great base of talent on the roster, which has been the case every year since Jeff Tedford took the reins in 2002. It remains to be seen if the senior leaders can really guide the younger, more raw players into being a cohesive force. I'm looking forward to see just how well that works, and how the coaching staff and philosophy changes pan out in a couple of weeks.