Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Year That Was Cal’s defense excelled in 2010, and All-Pac-10 defensive end Cameron Jordan was a primary reason why. He had 62 tackles, 12.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks his senior season. Jordan, along with fellow starting end Ernest Owusu and nose tackle Derrick Hill, anchored the Bears’
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Position Preview: Linebackers

The Year That Was New defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast brought some aggression to the Cal defense, and it resulted in a team that produced the second-most sacks in the Pac-10, up from fourth a year prior. (The Bears’ 34 sacks was behind only Stanford’s 36, and the Cardinal played an
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DeSean’s return or Marshawn’s run?

Before Abby Wambach’s last-minute goal for the U.S. women’s national team made it all moot, two former Cal stars were in the running for Best Play at the ESPYs. First, there’s DeSean Jackson’s scintillating last-second punt return that shell-shocked the New York Giants and — even more impressively — elicited signs
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Position Preview: Secondary

The Year That Was Cal was statistically the best defensive team in the Pac-10 last season, and that had a lot to do with its secondary. The Bears ranked first in pass defense, giving up just 187 yards per game in the air and 15 touchdown passes, both tops in
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Position Preview: Special Teams

The Year That Was A mixed bag on most fronts. Giorgio Tavecchio blew key field goals against Arizona and Oregon and made a few long ones that didn’t end up winning any games. The senior improved on kickoffs, but remained a middling placekicker, finishing fifth in the Pac-10 in field goals
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Showtime: A look at the preseason All-Pac-12 teams

The prolific Phil Steele has churned out his latest preseason accolades. The industry workhorse will release his All-American list on June 1 and is slowly rolling out his national top 25, but he’s already locked in the all-conference teams. Here are a few highlights from his inaugural preseason All-Pac-12 selections.