Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Only a Matter of Time

Great quotes by Follett in this Daily Cal article. The thing that jumps out at me most was his commentary on how well schooled he was by the Cal coaches. For all the bitching and moaning by Johnny-come-latelys about recruiting and handling the QB position, what people forget is what superb teachers Tedford and his core staff are. Cal and Oregon State coach kids up as well as any program in the country. As Follet said,

"When it comes to the little things about how to beat players and do the little things, I think Cal is way more advanced," says Follett. "Our coaches truly get us ready, and that was something that I didn't realize until I left Cal. At the time being, you don't know anything else, so you do what they say, and you don't know how anyone else does it.

"But you go out there and you kind of compare yourself to these other players. Even I noticed in the film room (at the Senior Bowl). When I'm watching film, I'm not one to talk much, but coach was going over and breaking down film, and half these guys didn't know what the heck he was talking about -- and it was obvious to me."

That is why I say that it is only a matter of time before Cal gets the next level. The talent level is catching up with the coaching, and when it does, look out. Link.


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