Team preview: California

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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COACH AND PROGRAM

It's safe to say third-year coach Jeff Tedford has California on the cusp of going where it hasn't been in a long time.

After two consecutive winning seasons on the heels of a five-year stretch as a Pac-10 doormat, Cal will enter this season as USC's chief challenger for the conference title.

"It is our hope that we can continue to grow and improve this year," Tedford said. "... It's our hope that we can pick up where we left off."

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