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No Sleep

Cal defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi has become a recruiting giant and an elite position coach due to his fierce intensity, unlimited energy and relentless drive. And he’s only 30.

Tosh Lupoi is an imposing presence not just because he is a former defensive lineman but because you know that even in casual conversation, his mind is on football. It’s Monday afternoon: There is no practice today and Cal’s defensive line coach has taken time out of his weekly preparation
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I can see clearly now

Senior defensive lineman Trevor Guyton did not become completely entrenched in football until he was battling in the trenches at Cal.

Trevor Guyton saw the ball. It had been knocked out of the opposing quarterback’s hand. It fell to the ground, then bounced right in his path. The defensive end surged to the ball, snagged it and ran it 18 yards into the end zone for the touchdown. “It was really
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Wide receiver Marvin Jones has caught 10 passes for 173 yards in Cal’s first two games of the 2011 season. The senior also has two touchdowns grabs.

Bears aiming for walk in the park at AT&T

FCS Presbyterian likely won’t have a prayer against an undefeated Cal squad in its home opener in San Francisco.

Leading off Wednesday afternoon’s press conference, one reporter asked how many snaps Cal head coach Jeff Tedford wants backup quarterback Allen Bridgford to get on Saturday against Presbyterian. This wasn’t the first type of question he had received about backups receiving extended playing time. “At any opportunity that we have
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Running backs Marshawn Lynch (10) and Justin Forsett both left  their mark on the Cal backfield.

Brothers in arms

Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett were as close as brothers during their time at Cal. Now, they have been reunited in the NFL.

On June 18, 2010, running back Marshawn Lynch left early from Buffalo Bills Optional Team Activites, an action that raised more than a couple eyebrows. This coming about a year after the Oakland native received a misdemeanor weapons charge that resulted in a three-game suspension during the 2009 NFL season,
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Football vs Colorado State University 9/10/11

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (2-0) Saturday afternoon at Raleigh’s, the screens flashed from the Cal-Colorado game to Stanford-Duke highlights and fans in the Telegraph bar cheered. They cheered, because it was only halftime and the Cardinal were only up 17-7 against Duke and Andrew Luck — for the first
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Overtime win marks satisfying start to fall

BOULDER, Colo. — I’ve always been a summerboy at heart. Until about the fourth grade, I cried for hours the day before school started. I sure relish watching the “World Champion” Giants plummet into their usual irrelevance — so in that regard I wish the summer would never end. But
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Football vs Colorado State University 9/10/11

Allen’s catch halts Buffalo stampede in overtime thriller

BOULDER, Colo. — With Colorado defensive back Parker Orms tucked inside in single coverage, quarterback Zach Maynard saw the matchup he wanted. Lining up out wide, receiver Keenan Allen saw a matchup that he could exploit. Cal head coach Jeff Tedford saw both of these things. And so what did
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