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The Rodcast: Cal Portal

May 12, 2024
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In today's podcast, former Cal and professional center and Bear Insider commentator Rod Benson talks about the world of portal recruiting and how it can impact the program

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The Rodcast: Cal Portal

2,423 Views | 13 Replies | Last: 4 days ago by KoreAmBear
DaveT
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Interesting comments about Askew.
bearsandgiants
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Holy crap, I thought you'd died! What a great Mother's Day present!
75bear
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Konnichiwa!

You are literally a global ambassador for Cal. Do you get any Go Bears when you wear your Cal hat in Japan?
TruffleShuffle
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Always interesting to hear your former player perspective and appreciate your candor, Rod!
SBGold
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DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
01Bear
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Rod's wrong about SMU, though. It's the school where the wealthy, especially from Texas, send their kids for college. The alumni strongly support their school and are very willing to pay for their athletic program to do well. After all, SMU is the only school that received the death penalty for cheating (i.e., paying student athletes) in NCAA history.
Civil Bear
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01Bear said:

Rod's wrong about SMU, though. It's the school where the wealthy, especially from Texas, send their kids for college. The alumni strongly support their school and are very willing to pay for their athletic program to do well. After all, SMU is the only school that received the death penalty for cheating (i.e., paying student athletes) in NCAA history.
Agreed, and the campus is located in Dallas' version of Beverly Hills.
Civil Bear
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SBGold said:

DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
No kidding. Interesting comment based admittedly on no inside info.
oski003
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I can't believe how much NIL UW is shelling out. Crazy. They are taking NCAAM very seriously.
Big C
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Civil Bear said:

SBGold said:

DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
No kidding. Interesting comment based admittedly on no inside info.

I'm probably not gonna be listening (no offense to Rod B). What did he say about Askew?
SBGold
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Big C said:

Civil Bear said:

SBGold said:

DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
No kidding. Interesting comment based admittedly on no inside info.

I'm probably not gonna be listening (no offense to Rod B). What did he say about Askew?
Called him a cancer on the team
Big C
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SBGold said:

Big C said:

Civil Bear said:

SBGold said:

DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
No kidding. Interesting comment based admittedly on no inside info.

I'm probably not gonna be listening (no offense to Rod B). What did he say about Askew?
Called him a cancer on the team

Not the only source that has hinted at that. And Madsen is not the type of guy that would say it (or even leak it). When I was at the games (or watching on TV), I got the impression that he was rooting for and supporting his teammates, but it sounds like that was a facade. Too bad. We move on.
KoreAmBear
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Big C said:

SBGold said:

Big C said:

Civil Bear said:

SBGold said:

DaveT said:

Interesting comments about Askew.
Interesting, but not sure what they were based on as he didn't elaborate
No kidding. Interesting comment based admittedly on no inside info.

I'm probably not gonna be listening (no offense to Rod B). What did he say about Askew?
Called him a cancer on the team

Not the only source that has hinted at that. And Madsen is not the type of guy that would say it (or even leak it). When I was at the games (or watching on TV), I got the impression that he was rooting for and supporting his teammates, but it sounds like that was a facade. Too bad. We move on.
He seemed moody, but overall was rooting for the team on the bench. I am sure it has been a frustrating career for him after being hyped up so much. Good luck to him.
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