Tuesday's media luncheon is drawing fewer scribes despite their #24 BCS standing. Even so, a Jeff Tedford press conference still brings in the local media and their questions. One of the most intriguing questions is whether or not this Golden Bears team is one of the Pac-10 elite, or just one of the also-rans. Up until now, Cal hasn't shown to be any better than the latter of those two.
"It's the biggest game so far this year," said starting quarterback Kevin Riley. "Like I said, since the bye week, this will show us how much we've grown as a team." Mike Mohamed agreed. "Every game here on out is important," he said. "We're trying to finish 10-2 now, win out the rest of the Pac-10. Yeah, it'll be good to get a more quality opponent and see what we're all about."