Jeff Tedford: He is definitely a middle-tier coach and he is on the way down. He hasn’t been conference Coach of the Year since 2004. He is a disappointment because he once was so good — wow, was he good! — and he’s not so good anymore. His teams now have mediocre records. Last season his Bears were just 5-4 in the Pac-10 and got walloped in the whachamacallit Poinsettia Bowl. He is a quarterback guru who can’t develop a quarterback. His teams often start the season ranked nationally and fall on their faces. This makes him seem like a national flop. You almost get the feeling he’s used up his time at Cal and the university should consider looking elsewhere.