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Monday, October 30, 2006
SF Chronicle: No smelling Roses quite yet
Some capable opponents stand in way of Bears' long-coveted prize
Cal is four wins away from guaranteeing its first berth in the Rose Bowl since 1959. Coach Jeff Tedford, however, isn't allowing his team to start dreaming about New Year's Day in Pasadena just yet. "That's a long way away," he said. "We don't ever even talk about that. We talk about the immediate future and that's about it." But the reminders are all around. "In the coaches' offices, you notice the biggest gap in between the Rose Bowl photos, so you think about how big that would be for the program," kicker Tom Schneider said. "If you let yourself look that far ahead, though, you can get run over."