As the 2012 season nears completion, I hope we can remember that this year NorCal football lost what I consider to have been a very solid football program --Solano Falcons --here is a link to the team before the program closed:
The school had just completed two conference championship seasons and successful bowl appearances, had a very good football field and excellent program facilities --and very solid coaches and players --but political realities suddenly shut down the football program. Some players moved to Sac City or CC or elsewhere, but the loss of this very strong program hurt conference alignments and left a big hole in the Bay Area football world.
Budget challenges are facing everyone in California, including all athletic programs which do not generate substantial income for the school districts. People are needed to go to public meetings when these things are discussed and stand up and testify about why these programs must be preserved. This includes preserving non-revenue producing athletic programs which rely on football income.
In a perfect world, we could bring Solano back. If we cannot, I hope we can at least work together to support every single existing program facing up to the challenges college district budget managers throw at football programs.