"There's a lot veteran guys on this team that understand that that's one game, and it's really important that we put that behind us, that we learn the lessons from that game and that we move forward," said head coach Jeff Tedford when talking about how his team will respond to the biggest loss of the Tedford era this week.
It wasn't the most comfortable media luncheon this year, but it may have been the most resolute that everyone interviewed has been thus far. The focus for Cal was 'moving on' or 'moving forward.'
"You learn from it, you move on. That's all that you can do," said Kevin Riley. "...the past is the past. We can't do anything about it now," was one of the responses by Tyson Alualu when talking about the Oregon game.
Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory wasn't looking forward to talking about the Oregon game later on after practice. When beginning my question about what he saw on the game film from the Oregon game, he smiled and asked, "Do you want to talk about USC or Oregon?" I asked if it was okay to talk about Oregon first and then USC and he responded with, "Not really. I want to talk about USC," with a chuckle. After a good laugh, he explained, "Okay, we were not good. We didn't play well, we didn't coach well. We didn't anticipate some of the things that they did and didn't do a good job. So, hopefully we're going to learn from it and get better."