According to defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, there’s many differences between coaching with Steve Sarkisian at Washington and coaching at Cal.
One difference that Lupoi pointed out during a recent “Raise the Woof” event was slurpess. Yes…slurpees.
“How about this event. Freaking awesome man. The tables, the pom-poms, the lights out here.”
“We were just doing a walk-through here. Unbelievable. From the place he mentioned [Cal], I wasn’t going to bring it up. But from the place I just came from, I remember when we finished up our scrimmage, our mock game, we get slurpees.” Lupoi told the crowd.
While introducing Tosh, Sark explained that he had often wondered how Cal was pulling in so many quality recruits while Tosh was there.
“Everytime I’d always see Cal getting these guys … I’m like how is Cal..the CAL BEARS! They haven’t been to the Rose Bowl in a hundred and eighty-eight years. Like how are they getting anybody?”
“So I hire this guy by the name of Tosh Lupoi, and I’m waiting for some like magic potion,” Sark explained. “The reality of it is we’re getting good players, and he’s part of it, but he does it because he works really hard at it and it matter to him. He works at it and does a great job, he’s a tremendous asset not only as a recruiter but what he’s done with our defensive line and the rapport that he has with those players and how they’re playing.”
It will take a moment to load the entire clip, but listening to Sark introduce Tosh, and then Tosh taking over is worth it. Start at about the 66:55 mark of the clip.