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Hudson reacts to Cal news

Ray Hudson still loves Cal and is disappointed coach Jeff Tedford has been fired and so the Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill tight end wants to see which coach is hired and whether it's a good fit for him.
The news of Tedford's firing Tuesday morning was disappointing to Hudson, a lifelong Cal fan who's been committed to the Golden Bears since June.
What it means for his recruitment is that Hudson wants to see which coach is hired to take over, see if he's a good fit in the new coach's system and then make decisions from there.
His love for the school could play a factor in Hudson's considerations but there's no doubt he's disappointed that Tedford was let go.
"It's obviously going to change things and throw everything into a tailspin," Hudson said. "I want to see who they bring in and I hope all the recruits can stick together on this one and not fall off the map. It's kind of difficult and changes everything. We'll see who they bring in and what changes in the program.
"I committed for Cal the school. I love the school in general so that won't change. It's just a matter of if they bring in a guy who will change the offense. It depends on who they bring in, evaluating what's going on and which direction Cal is going because they didn't like the direction Tedford was going."
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound three-star prospect said the main concern moving forward is Cal's future coaching staff. Will Hudson be a good fit? If not, what are the other options?
There are still unclear issues that need to be played out so Hudson is not making any rash decisions and will wait to see who is hired and how he'll fit into the new system.
"It really just depends who comes in," Hudson said.
"I loved coach Tedford so it's really hard to see him go. It really depends who comes in but I still love the university and that doesn't change. It's hard growing up being a Cal fan, following Tedford this many years and seeing him go so we'll see."