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Cal vs. Washington State football shootaround

What’s the path forward for the offense after having seemingly fallen apart? Austin Isaacsohn: The offense needs to protect Bowers, even if it takes seven guys hanging back to protect the quarterback. Sending out three routes, seeing no one and throwing it away is a hell of a lot better
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It’s going to get ugly

It’s hard to know exactly what to take from No. 6 Washington on Saturday night 38-7 blowout of Cal football. Making too much of any individual’s play when the entire Bears squad was so clearly overmatched seems like a mistake, but I can say one thing for sure: the expectations
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Cal football must stop the bleeding

It wasn’t too long ago that Justin Wilcox led Cal football to a 3-0 start through what was generally ranked as the hardest schedule in FBS football. It’s hardly been a week since the Bears were leading a top-five team at home! But all of a sudden, the promising start
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Ole Miss football shootaround

Who’s got to step up on defense? Vikram Muller: Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter and the front seven. After a passive three quarters against Weber State, Cal finally started to blitz late and with decent success. De Ruyter should cautiously utilize this a bit more than he has this season. With
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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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New Cal football coaches face uphill battle

For Cal football, the good news is that the 2017 season doesn’t start until Sept. 2, leaving the team with almost seven months to get ready for its opener against North Carolina. The bad news? Every other team has those seven months, and almost none of them will have to
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Justin Wilcox adds to flashy staff

Standing up for his first press conference as the new head coach of the Cal football team, Justin Wilcox appeared as prepared and upbeat as possible considering he is inheriting a flailing program. When Wilcox walked up to the podium, he assured listeners that the program would regain its footing
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Nicholas Edwards brought on as Cal football wide receivers coach

Cal head coach Justin Wilcox’s introduction as head of the football program came Tuesday morning, and he has wasted little time in assembling the rest of his coaching staff. Beau Baldwin had already been announced as the new offensive coordinator by the time of Wilcox’s press conference, and Wednesday afternoon
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