They booed like Barry Bonds getting an intentional walk every time a ball sailed away from Jackson. When he did get his one chance, Jackson juked through a couple of Vols punt coverage guys like he was auditioning for Dancing with the Stars.
If Jackson isn't good enough for you, surely Tennessee doesn't have anyone to match Best, a freshman with sprinter's speed. The tailback's 200 time in high school would have placed him third in last spring's NCAA national outdoor meet.
Best touched the ball six times Saturday night and averaged 17 yards.
Forsett launched his 5-foot-8 body into the Vols 26 times and gained 156 yards. The senior has waited a long time behind Marshawn Lynch to get his chance to start. Now Cal might have two Heisman candidates.
"I don't know if we could have simulated No. 4's (Best) quickness in practice quite like he showed, and No. 20's (Forsett) toughness," Fulmer said. "I think that surprised us a little bit."
Tennessee had big players, tough players and courage (quarterback Erik Ainge played with a broken pinkie) but they are a shadow of their former selves. Heck, there was even a goal-line stand by Cal that suggested -- what's the word Fulmer used? -- toughness.
Follett got things started by sticking his helmet in Ainge's back in the first quarter, causing a fumble that led to Worrell Williams' 45-yard fumble return for a score.
"Before every game you envision one play," Follett said. "That was the play I sat there on my bed and envisioned. It all happened. It was in front of my eyes and I hit him as far as I could."
The mistake, Les, was including Cal in your list of Pac-10 patsies. The Bears have become an annual top 15 team under Tedford. They recovered from the Tennessee disaster to win 10 games and share the Pac-10 title with the Trojans.
It's one thing to lose, it's another to have to listen to how bad you are.
"We've been carrying this with us," Tedford said, "for a year."