Football offseason report

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Full of moody postgame press conferences, spit-flying locker room tantrums filled with four-letter words and blowout loss after blowout loss, Cal football’s one-win 2013 season was disastrous. It’s over now, though. It’s been two months since the Big Game — the game that saw the Bears bow out of their
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At the Bottom of Everything

Just when the Cal football team’s season couldn’t get any worse, it did. With the Bears falling to Colorado on Saturday, they’ve officially hit rock bottom. For most of the season, I’ve defended Sonny Dykes against his detractors. Injuries, a hard schedule and a young and inexperienced roster — all
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Oregon pours on points in 55-16 rout against Cal football

EUGENE, Ore. — The pregame video that blasts across the jumbotron at Auzten Stadium proclaims it is the arena “where great teams come to die.” If that’s true, then Autzen is also the place where teams like Cal go to get buried six feet under. Saturday night was predicted to be
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Seeking program-defining win, Cal football battles Ohio State

Last year against Ohio State, with two spin moves, a broken tackle, 81 yards and a touchdown, Cal running back Brendan Bigelow went from unknown backup to Internet sensation overnight. And for his encore, the junior will look to lead the Cal football team to a program-defining win over the No. 4 Buckeyes when Ohio State visits Memorial Stadium at 4 p.m. Saturday.
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Game on the line against Ohio State

If Cal somehow bucks No. 4 Ohio State in front of a national audience Saturday and avenges last season’s 35-28 loss, chances are it’ll be the product of a steady dose of running back Brendan Bigelow and a stout defensive performance that forces the Buckeyes into committing a multitude of
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You can’t have your cupcake and eat it, too

On Saturday, Sonny Dykes probably will win his first game as Cal’s head coach. Against FCS opponent Portland State, the Bears’ backfield will most likely run the ball down the Vikings’ throat, and freshman quarterback Jared Goff will have a chance to perform even better than he did against Northwestern
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Digging deep for daylight down in the trenches

Lost somewhere between the praise of the record-setting performance by true freshman quarterback Jared Goff and the excitement of the Sonny Dykes era beginning was the disappearance of running back Brendan Bigelow and the rest of Cal’s running game against Northwestern on Saturday night. After an opening drive that saw
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