Pac-12 South Preview: USC

The Year That Was It was a messy season for USC. For starters, Lane Kiffin’s squad went 8-5, including an embarrassing 36-7 showing against middling Oregon State. The team also fell at home to nemesis Notre Dame. Mostly, though, 2010 was disappointing because the Trojans were not allowed to play
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Pac-12 North Preview: Stanford

The Year That Was Stanford had one of its best seasons in program history — going 12-1, finishing second in the Pac-10 and  crushing Virginia Tech, 40-12, in the Orange Bowl. Its No. 4 ranking at the end of the year was the program’s highest since 1940. More than the
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Pac-12 North Preview: Oregon

The Year That Was Oregon fielded one of the greatest offenses in recent memory. It signaled plays through over-sized flashcards to minimize breaks. It averaged 47 points and 530 yards per game. It forced teams to fake injury to try and slow it down. It lost to Cam Newton and
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Pac-12 North Preview: Washington State

The Year That Was Two years ago, Washington State was arguably the worst team in the entire country. The Cougars’ lost 11 games by an average of 29 points. They only defeated Southern Methodist — an overtime victory that saw the latter blow a 17-point lead in the second half.
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Pac-12 North Preview: Washington

The Year That Was 2010 was supposed to be the big leap for Steve Sarkisian’s club … and it didn’t quite happen. On one hand, Washington — just two years after a winless season — went 7-6 and won its first bowl game since 2002. Sarkisian is also a perfect
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More Bears to join NFL teams

With NFL football officially returning, the free agent bonanza has begun — and four undrafted Cal players may now get their chances to impress. Since the new CBA was signed on Monday to end a four-and-a-half month lockout, receiver Jeremy Ross, tackle Donovan Edwards, cornerback Darian Hagan and nose tackle
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Position Preview: Quarterback

Position Previews: Running Backs | Receivers | O-line | Secondary | D-line Linebackers | Special Teams The Year That Was Kevin Riley declared that 2010 would be his best season ever.  Things didn’t go according to plan. Though Riley’s offensive line didn’t make it easy for him, the fifth-year senior
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Position Preview: Offensive Line

The Year That Was The boys up front were as inconsistent as the rest of Cal’s offense in 2010. They helped running back Shane Vereen surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground — though he often had to work for those gains. That doesn’t paint the whole picture, however. When
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Position Preview: Receivers

The Year That Was When Keenan Allen put on an opening-day show against UC Davis, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a top-flight receiving tandem. And while Allen and Marvin Jones were both steady in 2010, you had the feeling that the fall could have featured more.
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Position Preview: Running Back

The Year That Was Shane Vereen was very good, as everyone expected. At times, he was Cal’s only semblance of an offense. Those times increased in frequency after October, after senior quarterback Kevin Riley’s season-ending injury at Oregon State.