http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/features/rumors Tedford on the hot seat for 2010 2:45 PM ET California Golden Bears Top Email Jeff Tedford is on the hot seat for next season and, as ESPN.com's Ted Miller puts it, "At this point, it's not unfair to speculate that there's new pressure" on him. The Contra Costa Times' Gary Peterson writes, "Since Tedford's arrival, Cal has measured itself against conference kingpin USC. The Bears still can't get over on the Trojans -- now it appears they've been surpassed by the Oregon schools, Arizona and, most painfully for them, Stanford." When Tedford first came in, he turned a 1-10 team into a 7-5 team. Since then, he's not had a losing season. During that time, he was even rumored for some high-profile openings, including some in the NFL. But after a 10-3 season in 2006, the team has lost an average of five games a season. And like Peterson writes, this isn't good enough when you're competing with the likes of the California and Oregon schools. That said, Tedford signed an extension through 2015 in January, so that might give him some comfort. But schools oust their coaches before their contract is up all the time, and if Tedford has another disappointing season in 2010, it could be his last.