Thursday, October 14, 2010

ESPN: What to Watch in the Pac-10: Week 7



Riley vs. the Trojans secondary: USC has struggled on defense as a whole this year, but it is much worse against the pass -- see a young secondary that tackles poorly -- than against the run -- see a talented, if thin, front-seven. Last week, Cal's senior QB Kevin Riley had a forgettable game passing, but he's going to have to throw well to win at USC. The Trojans rank 116th in the nation in passing defense (287.5 yards per game), so that is a weakness Riley must attack. While Riley has been inconsistent throughout his career, he also has posted plenty of efficient performances. He'll need one of those for the Bears to win.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sitting here in misery watching this embarrassment of a game. Cal yet again decides not to show up for a big game. Players are out-played and coaches are out-coached. Why do we continue to stick with Riley, a 5th year senior that has never been able to win a big game, has control problems and is probably the worst QB in the Pac-10? Lets try to get our other guys some experience. Also, why is Tedford such a head case when it comes to SC? Tedford has yet to win the big one. All other Pac10 schools have been able to find a way over the last several years to the rose bowl and he has yet to take us to one. How long should we continue to back him? Washington St. went to a Rose Bowl why cant Cal? Tedford took us from a terrible program to an average program. How long should we wait for him to take us to the next level? Is he capable of taking us to the next level? I have severe doubts especially after seeing this kind of performance.