Some of the reaction, by comments or tweets, from Cal players, former Cal players and other coaches reacting to the firing of football coach Jeff Tedford:

  • Cal offensive lineman Jeff Gibson on Tedford's emotions at a team meeting Tuesday morning, where he announced to the players that he had been fired: "He held it together better than I thought he would." Gibson said Tedford received a standing ovation from the players.

  • Stanford coach David Shaw: "It's a sad day, particularly what he's been able to accomplish at Cal and where that program was when he took it over."

  • Chris Conte, former Cal defensive back and currently a member of the Chicago Bears: Sad to see coach Tedford go. Great coach and great guy. Everyone is quick to forget how much he has done for the Cal program.

  • Anthony Miller, former Cal tight end: Glad I had the privilege to play for coach Tedford.

  • Justin Forsett, former Cal running back now with the Houston Texans: Gonna miss Coach Tedford.

  • Mike Tepper, former Cal offensive lineman now with the Indianapolis Colts: Coach Tedford has had an undeniable impact on my life. He helped me grow into the man I am today.

  • Zack Follett, former Cal linebacker: Much respect to Coach Tedford for what He did for California football and the trust He had in myself to make me a Bear!



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