Let me give you the correct info. Tedford not only was To$h’s coach at Cal, but also gave him all of his early coaching breaks as a GA, and later as a DL coach. To$h’s last year on Tedford’s staff, we had the highest rated recruiting class in Cal history lined up. Top 5, possibly top 3. He received an offer from Sarkisian and UW. Cal gave him a counter offer with a promise from To$h that it was a wrap and he’d stick with Cal. Literally in the middle of the night, on Cal’s dime while on a recruiting trip, he stood Tedford up at the airport for a pending recruiting trip, got in his rental car that Cal was paying for and visited recruits Shaq Thompson (a legacy as his brother was a Cal player) and Arik Armstead (who was packing his car to leave for Cal). He got Shaq to follow him to UW and so negatively recruited against Cal that Arik ended up at Oregon. In the following days, he blew up the rest of the class on his way out.My strong impression from Cal fans is that Tosh was at one point your favorite son who you wanted to eventually take the reins from Tedford. Then he became the guy you mostly blame for things collapsing at the end of the Tedford years due to the APR problems and whatnot with all the political issues that caused -- only to see him jump ship to Washington when things got tough. So you used to love him and now you hate him.
I don't know that you're wrong. I also don't know that he hasn't grown up a lot in the last 5 years.
The rest of the highly rated recruits that he brought to Cal that did stay, basically with a few exceptions (Keenan Allen), all either failed academically, were kicked out of school (Chris McCain) or failed to be productive.
Now tell me... Do we have reasons to hate him?