Mychal Kendricks (30) was the second Cal player off the board on Friday, taken by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 46th overall pick. The linebacker was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.

Cal aims to answer questions in opener

Once upon a time, Jeff Tedford was the starting quarterback at Fresno State. A little while later, he became the quarterbacks coach there, and was promoted to offensive coordinator before moving on to Oregon. All in all, eight of his 49 years were spent in the Central Valley. This Saturday
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Gabriel Baumgaertner

Embrace the mystery of the unknown

This opening game is not underwhelming. It’s unfamiliar. For many of you, it’s probably uninteresting. Let’s face it, students: Memorial Stadium’s one-year sabbatical and last year’s losing season don’t have you as excited about football. The Big Game loss definitely plays a small role too, even if you successfully blocked
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Cal vs Oregon

Pac-12 Preview

The Daily Cal sports desk gives its predictions for the 2011 Pac-12 conference season. Pac-12 Championship Game: Oregon over Utah Defensive Player of the Year: Mychal Kendricks, Cal Offensive Player of the Year: Andrew Luck, Stanford Coach of the Year: Kyle Whittingham, Utah NORTH DIVISION 1. Oregon The Ducks, if
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Avery Walls Cal football

Questions surround offense as fall camp wraps up

Two years ago, Zach Maynard was quarterbacking over 2,600 miles away and Isi Sofele was Cal’s soon-to-be revealed freshman speedster. With fall camp concluded, the new starting quarterback and running back are the two most important and intriguing weapons leading the Bears out of the summer doldrums and into September.
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Defensive linemen Gabe King (99), Viliami Moala (55) and Keni Kaufusi (56) participate in drills at Fall Camp. The season starts on Sep. 3 against Fresno State.

Maynard’s accuracy, comfort level improving in camp

Remember football season? No one blames if you don’t; many fans likely aren’t eager to relive Cal’s first losing season under Jeff Tedford. But believe it or not, the Bears are two days away from wrapping up fall camp, ready and willing to rebound in their one season away from
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day 13

Tailback Dasarte Yarnway thought he’d be a starter by now — or at least a valuable backup — but here he is, entering his third year in the Cal football program. His stats last year? Eight carries and 29 yards. There’s a chasm between those numbers and what you see
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day 12

With a little over half of fall camp in the books, the storylines at Witter Rugby Field are growing scarce. Zach Maynard is the undisputed starting quarterback, most of the backups are falling into place and just about all that’s left is to wait for Sept. 3. Which means during
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day 10

SAN FRANCISCO — Row after row, Cal football players launched themselves against the padded left field wall at AT&T Park. Even some of the coaches joined in. “You have to run into it a couple times to realize that it’s soft,” said head coach Jeff Tedford, who slammed against the
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Nine

This past Sunday, the Cal football coaching staff held its first personnel meeting, an early step at figuring out who will or won’t be getting minutes this season. After Monday’s practice, it seemed like Brendan Bigelow might be one of the many left out.The freshman tailback has seen a minimal
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