As the 2012-13 season approaches, there are few teams and coaches around the nation with as much to prove as Jeff Tedford and his Golden Bears.
After a hot start, Tedford has inched himself closer to the hot seat in the past several years, recording his first losing season with the program in 2010 before bouncing back to 7-6 in last season. Tedford's precarious position this year is amplified by the added pressure of an expensive new stadium that will most likely require success to justify its price tag to alumni and citizens.
Where Tedford and his team will find themselves at the end of the year will depend greatly upon several key dates on the Bears' calendar in the coming year.
Which important dates will those be? Click further to find out....