Hello Folks! This is my first blog posting. I have never been into blogging, but social networking (Myspace, Facebook, Twitter) has always been something I am interested in. So, here we go...
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Mike Tepper. I am a California Golden Bear. I bleed blue and gold. I am projected to be the starting Left Tackle for the upcoming 2009-2010 Football season. With my entrance to the program being in 2004 when our Golden Bears should have been in the Rose Bowl, to 2005 and 2006's lack of cohesion of the group, to 2007's rush to number two in the nation mid season and subsequent downfall there after, to 2008's quarterback battle and decent success, I have seen my share of ups and downs. (I say 'decent' because I expect much more from our group then the turnout we had)
Today, July 21st 2009, we have exactly two weeks and two days until Fall Camp for the Cal Football season begins. When I say this, Chills and goosebumps come racing down my body. I have never felt like this prior to a season. Maybe before a game, but never before a season.
I have always been confident in our group of gentlemen, but when I say, "This is the year", I believe it. Our group has so much potential it's almost unbelievable! Potential is only potential though. You need to do something with it to make it worth anything, And we are. The summer workouts are going great. Everyone is working hard and getting bigger, faster, and stronger thanks to our Strength and Conditioning coaches. The cohesion of the offense and defense is coming along very well in our player organized sessions. I'm super pumped up to get the pads on and see how we do in Live situations. Lets Go! Go Bears!