Tedford talks defense at Bay Area Media Day

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cal football team’s defense was the best in the conference last season. A few months later, it lost three starters to the NFL Draft, including first-rounder Cameron Jordan. Consider that the Pac-10 added two members, and that lofty rank will probably be … better? “Two reasons,”
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Sophomore Keenan Allen should make a fine receiving duo with Marvin Jones this fall. But who else can emerge as a reliable target?

Fall Camp Preview: Storylines to watch

We’ll be posting daily online updates from fall camp starting Saturday. In-depth position previews for Cal can be found on our Football Blog.  1. Zach Maynard under center — and in the spotlight With the departure of Kevin Riley, Cal’s quarterback competition figured to be the team’s most wide-open in
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Sports in Brief: Derrick Hill signs with hometown Raiders

Derrick Hill got to play close to home when he came to Cal in 2006. Now, he’ll fight for the chance to play even closer as a professional. The Bears’ former nose tackle, who first played football at Oakland’s McClymonds High School, signed with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders as an
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Report: Cal received services of controversial scout

Cal’s football program is one of two others to have used the recruiting services of Will Lyles, a Houston-based scout currently under NCAA  investigation for his involvement with the University of Oregon. Invoices obtained by The Oregonian show that both Cal and LSU bought recruiting packages from Lyles which included
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Tedford picks Maynard as the Bears’ starting quarterback

In recent years, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford has kept the public waiting to find out who will be starting under center. That won’t be the case this season. Tedford announced Saturday that junior Zach Maynard will be team’s starting quarterback, ending a competition that began at the close of
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