Quarterback Allan Bridgford to transfer

Tony Zhou/Staff
Tony Zhou/Staff

So long, Allan Bridgford. CBS’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the senior quarterback will be transferring after speaking with head coach Sonny Dykes this morning. It was well known heading into spring practice that the Bears’ quarterback position would be a competition between Zach Kline, Jared Goff, Austin Hinder, and Allen
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Players welcome new coach Dykes with open arms

Safety Avery Sebastian sure seemed happy to see the two-week coaching search finally come to a close following Sonny Dykes’ introductory press conference on Thursday afternoon. “It was a long 16 days,” Sebastian said. “It was a very antsy wait. All the players would huddle around ESPN.com looking around.” Sebastian,
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No time left but a lot of work to do

With nine minutes remaining in Saturday’s game against Oregon State and Cal down 41 points, the Beavers were lining up to punt on fourth down. But as Oregon State lined up to snap the ball, flags littered the field. Unsportsmanlike conduct on Cal. Taunting on the defense. 15-yard penalty. Automatic
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Beavers dam Cal’s hopes for final win

Jeff Tedford might be fired . Cal’s performance against Oregon State Saturday night left no mystery as to why. In a rain-drenched contest highlighted by broken coverages, needless personal foul penalties and inexcusable turnovers, the Bears fell on their collective faces in a 62-14 blowout Saturday night. “I don’t know,”
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Cal at season’s dead end against Oregon State

Don’t tell the Cal football team it did not make the postseason. “This is our bowl game, really,” said linebacker Chris McCain of Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. bout with No. 15 Oregon State. “Oregon was our first bowl game, this is our next bowl game. We got a bowl game, we
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Maynard Mondays: Allan Bridgford Edition

When asked to sum up his performance against Oregon, quarterback Allan Bridgford had only a one-word answer. “Average.” And that’s about right. Bridgford wasn’t great, but he wasn’t terrible. His stat line was pretty subpar. The redshirt junior completed just nine of his 21 passes for 113 yards, a touchdown
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A tale of two coaches

For much of Saturday’s 59-17 loss to Oregon, the Bears held their own. But their performance raises more questions than answers. “We could have won that game,” linebacker Chris McCain said. How does the same team that went toe-to-toe with the best offensive team in the country for 32 minutes
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Cal has shot at taking down Oregon — but wait

Grantland’s John Brandon put it best: “Well, Cal can’t win this game.” A Bears win over the No. 3 Ducks is as inconceivable as Mitt Romney winning California’s electoral college votes. How about the defensive matchup? Cal ranks 74th in the country in defending the run. USC’s run defense is
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With no bowl, Cal playing for pride against Oregon

Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. bout at Memorial Stadium pits a team playing for a national championship against a team playing for pride. The Cal football team cannot make a bowl game, yet the losers of three straight are brimming with confidence as No. 2 Oregon comes to town. The least amount
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