Jonathan Kuperberg

USC wide receiver not dead wood

Following a losing season in 2010 and in the midst of a 2011 campaign that doesn’t seem that much more promising, Cal football fans can still take solace in one person — Keenan Allen. The sophomore wide receiver has lived up to his five-star billing so far in the season’s
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Bears’ defense not out of Woods just yet

With one of the conference’s most prolific offenses coming to town in the middle of the week, the Cal defense has to complete one task: not get lost in the Woods. Playing on its second consecutive Thursday night, the Cal football team (3-2, 0-2 in the Pac-12) welcomes USC —
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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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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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