Tedford discusses spring practice

On Monday, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford held a teleconference interview regarding spring practice, which is scheduled to start on March 13. Some tidbits from the conference:

Vereen on Super Bowl roster

Rookie running back Shane Vereen will be the lone Bear representing Cal in the Super Bowl this year. A native of Valencia, Calif., Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in the second round after foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Cal recruiting update: Looking ahead to Signing Day

This whole recruiting business has gotten out of hand fast, hasn’t it? What once looked like a sure fire top-5 class for the Cal football team will now be lucky to remain ranked in the top-25. But thankfully, National Signing Day is Wednesday, which hopefully will bring some kind of
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Notes on Cal’s 2012 schedule: “The Big Game is in October?!”

The Pac-12 wrapped up its inaugural season only two days ago, but its not too early to start looking forward to next fall. The conference finalized its 2012 schedule earlier today, and here’s what’s in store for Cal as it returns to the newly renovated Memorial Stadium:

Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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Why Cal will beat Oregon State

And why you can thank Wednesday's protesters for the victory

It all makes sense now. I finally figured out why Cal linebacker Chris McCain, visibly and vocally present at Wednesday night’s protest, was so passionate. Sure, maybe it had a little to do with trigger cuts or the whole 99 percent thing. But maybe it was about something more, something
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Rainy Day Men #15 & 16

All week long following the Cal football team’s Oct. 29 loss to UCLA, quarterback Zach Maynard was questioned about his play — and his starting position. The junior transfer threw four picks, and head coach Jeff Tedford famously said he would look at the tape to decide who would start
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My bad

Pendergast spills the beans on Kendrick's surgery

The Cal players and coaches didn’t seem to be on the same page in the UCLA’s 31-14 pistol-whipping of the Bears on Saturday. Apparently the coaches weren’t on the same page with each other either.

Postgame Extras

The Cal football team obliterated Utah on Saturday afternoon. Jeff Tedford said the win was “desperately” needed and then backtracked when reminded that he called the win “desperate.” The Bears benefitted from the eye-gougingly bad play of Utah backup quarterback Jon Hays, but the defense turned in a dominating performance,
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