Cal Football from 2001-2006
2001: 1-10 (one of the worst years for Cal football)
Tedford hired after 2001 season
Cal had one of their worst seasons in 2001, a dismal 1-10 team. Struggling head coach Holmoe was quickly replaced by Tedford. While his paycheck is big, he has been a solid coach, turning the Cal program from a Pac-10 bottom dweller to a top Pac-10 team. Every year in the Tedford era has been a winning season, and the last three have been well over .500. What he started with, a 1-10 team, has turned into a Rose Bowl contender year in and year out.
In sharp contrast is Dorrell's impact on Bruin football, which we know very well.
UCLA Football from 2001-2006
Dorrell hired after 2002 season
While Dorrell has not yet coached for five years, we can see that there is a discrepancy. There has been no improvement on Toledo's program. Contrast this with Cal's program.
Keep all of this in mind when KD apologists mention that we have unrealistic expectations. I am sure there are many more examples of this; if you can think of any good ones, please share it with the rest of us.