2016 Cal football preview: linebackers


Michael Barton, Jalen Jefferson and Hardy Nickerson Jr. all headed an upperclassmen-laden linebacking core that was largely considered the strength of the defense in the Cal football team’s 8-win 2015 campaign. While the departures of the three aforementioned players are surely going to sting, the Bears will attempt to fill
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Cal alumni Jahvid Best to represent St. Lucia in Rio Olympics

After his promising NFL career was cut short because of continued and worsening concussion symptoms, former Cal football running back Jahvid Best has again found a sport to dominate. The former Detroit Lions first-round draft pick will be running track for St. Lucia in Rio de Janeiro next month, making
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2 Bears put on Doak Walker Award watch list

Last Thursday, two Bears, senior Khalfani Muhammad and junior Tre Watson, were put on the Doak Walker Award watch list. Last year, Heisman Trophy winner and Tennessee Titans draft pick Derrick Henry won the award. Although many expect this year’s award to either go to Christian McCaffrey of Stanford or
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2016 Cal football preview: defensive line

Following a season in which its defense improved immensely and ceded nine less points per game than it did in the 2014 season, Cal will hope that a strong core of returners will continue its upward trend on defense. Although one of the Bears’ best players on the defensive line
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3 Bears rack up preseason football awards

With the college football season right around the corner, the Cal football team is beginning to gear up for the uphill battle that lies ahead. After losing star quarterback Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft, however, as well as most of the team’s primary receivers, Cal was expected to
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2016 Cal football preview: offensive line

The Cal football team enters this season touting an experienced and deep offensive line that might be its best position group on either side of the ball. After former offensive line coach Zach Yenser departed following the 2014 season to join former Cal wide receivers coach Rob Likens at Kansas,
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2016 Cal football preview: skill positions

The Cal football team’s offense will undoubtedly undergo a small change of identity in the coming years, as it reloads without the majority of its starters from the 2015 season. At the professional level, coaches are expected to adapt their system to their personnel. Things differ in college, however, where
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2016 Cal football quarterback preview: Davis Webb

What was long predicted to be a rebuilding season for the Cal football team following the departure of both star quarterback Jared Goff and most of his receiving core is now generating a lot more buzz after the offseason signing of quarterback Davis Webb. Webb, the No. 1 senior quarterback
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New recruits for Cal football, basketball major keys in maintaining success

The Cal football and men’s basketball seasons can both be perplexingly described as undoubtedly successful, yet unquestionably disappointing. Though both improved significantly from their previous campaigns, the weight of expectation seemed to weigh them down more than incite exponential growth. Jared Goff and company couldn’t quite contend with collegiate football’s
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