On stage ... California
July, 29, 2010
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
- Coach Jeff Tedford with LB Mike Mohamed. The Bears were picked seventh in the media poll after finishing tied for fifth in 2009.
- Tedford pointed out that QB Kevin Riley is the conference leader in TD passes, wins and starts.
- As for defense, "We need to get better in pass defense." He said they're still in a 3-4 with their new coordinator (Clancy Pendergast) but the scheme is "a little more multiple."
- Tedford: "It used to be eight wins was good ... but that's not enough any more. We have a burning desire to go to the Rose Bowl."
- Mohamed on USC NCAA sanctions: "I definitely feel for the players."
- NY trip: "I was a proponent of it ... it was a first-class trip all the way."
- On divisions: "I do hope it works out that we play the Southern California teams every year."
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