So I've been gone for....about a full month now. In the time I've missed, the Bears have placed themselves right at the top of the lowly Pac-10 at 10-5. The conference title is still far from decided and every game counts from here on out, but the big one will be on Saturday against Arizona State. The Sun Devils are right behind California at 9-5, and travel to Berkeley Saturday night.
Jerome Randle has been magnificent this year, and as such has put himself in the running for Pac-10 Player of the Year. Well, he's definitely the MVP of the Bears, and along with Theo Robertson, Patrick Christopher, and Jamal Boykin they have the Bears in position to win their first Pac-10 title since 1960. Yes, that's right Bear fans, no Rose Bowl since the 50's and no Pac-10 basketball title since the 60's. You'd have thought that the league couldn't have shaped up any easier for us, as we returned 4 senior starters and the Pac-10 is straight awful. The fact that we're in this hunt however, has me excited and I just hope that Montgomery can get us playing well enough to pull this thing out. As has been the case all season, the Bears need to get hot from outside to have a chance and Randle, PC, and Theo have to have big games. We've got two games at home this week against Arizona and ASU, and then the season finale on The Farm; could this be the year?