Players welcome new coach Dykes with open arms

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Safety Avery Sebastian sure seemed happy to see the two-week coaching search finally come to a close following Sonny Dykes’ introductory press conference on Thursday afternoon. “It was a long 16 days,” Sebastian said. “It was a very antsy wait. All the players would huddle around ESPN.com looking around.” Sebastian,
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Allen intends to declare for NFL Draft

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Hours before the hiring of Sonny Dykes as Cal football’s next head coach, wide receiver Keenan Allen announced on Wednesday that he intends to declare for next year’s NFL Draft. Forgoing his senior season, the Greensboro, N.C. native has etched his name into the Cal record books as the all-time
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How much would it cost to fire Jeff Tedford?

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As the final shattered pieces of Cal’s broken season fall to the ground, questions will inevitably be asked about who should lead the program next fall. But though this year’s string of dismal performances seems to have completed Jeff Tedford’s fall from grace among the football faithful, the financial ramifications
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Maynard Mondays: Allan Bridgford Edition

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When asked to sum up his performance against Oregon, quarterback Allan Bridgford had only a one-word answer. “Average.” And that’s about right. Bridgford wasn’t great, but he wasn’t terrible. His stat line was pretty subpar. The redshirt junior completed just nine of his 21 passes for 113 yards, a touchdown
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Zach Maynard suffered what could be a season-ending injury in Friday's loss to Washington.

Maynard Mondays Week 10: Looking back on the Maynard era

Friday might have marked the end of a truly great epoch in Cal football history: the Zach Maynard era. Yeah, he still might play this season after spraining his knee late in the fourth quarter on a gator roll tackle against Washington. Yeah, head coach Jeff Tedford confirmed that an
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Players to watch: Chris Harper, Shaq Thompson

Chris Harper, Cal receiver Who needs Keenan Allen? With Allen scratched from the game due to an injured knee, the future of Cal’s receiving corps will be on full display against Washington. Four freshman receivers and a sophomore tight end will try their best to fill the void the Bears’
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Don't let the stat line fool you, Zach Maynard didn't give a solid performance  on Saturday.

Maynard Mondays Week 9: The roar of a paper tiger

He threw for 288 yards. He completed nearly two thirds of his passes. He had two touchdowns to just one interception. And despite getting sacked four times, he still had a net rushing gain of 30 yards. On paper, it sure looked like Zach Maynard had a great game Saturday
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