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Snapping the streak

This wasn’t just a win — it was also a win that came after Cal faced a 14-point halftime deficit, following arguably one of the Bears’ worst halves of football this year. It’s proof of the grit that resides within this Cal team.
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Time for some moxie

In their win against the Huskies, the Bears proved they have an offense that can move the chains. Now all they’ve got to do is channel some of Petersen’s brazen play-calling and inject themselves with some fourth-down swagger.
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Something stinks

Laird’s diminished influence, the run blocking of the offensive line and trouble protecting the ball are all cause for serious concern, but the easiest thing to control should come first. And nothing should be easier to change than the depth chart. Its sudden stickiness at quarterback confuses me as much as you.
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Cal vs. Arizona football shootaround

Arizona has a severely different offense from Washington State’s air raid. Can Cal’s defense keep the same level of play against a run-heavy team? Vikram Muller: (Washington State head coach) Mike Leach seemingly refused to run the ball up the middle, where it has hurt the Bears most this season.
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Costs of winning

You can’t say we weren’t warned. All week, Cal football head coach Justin Wilcox preached that Weber State was a well-coached team and that it would be another tough game to win. Offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin was similarly effusive about the Wildcats and their aggressive defense. It’s not like there
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