Ayoob has better day than Longshore, but that after game was out of reach
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Following his team's 35-18 loss to Tennessee, Cal coach Jeff Tedford was asked if sophomore Nate Longshore would keep his job next Saturday against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium. "We're going to take a look," Tedford said. Senior quarterback Joe Ayoob moved Cal well after the game was out of reach, but Tedford wasn't about to make any evaluations. "Nate did some good things at times," Tedford said. "This is not by any means on Nate's shoulders."
What Longshore had on his shoulders was Tennessee, which sacked him twice for minus 18 yards. At other times, Longshore was hurried into bad decisions. Cal offensive line coach Jim Machalczik said his unit didn't do a very good job protecting Longshore, but at times he seemed to stand in the pocket too long. "There are definitely things I need to work on," said Longshore, who finished 11-of-20 for 85 yards and an interception. "I think there were guys who were open that I missed. I think we beat ourselves in the passing game."
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