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Battle Scars: Brennan Scarlett’s fight through injury

In 2012, Brennan Scarlett — then an outside linebacker in Cal’s 3-4 defense — fractured the third metacarpal in his left hand in a game against USC. It’s not a rare injury — most hand fractures involve the metacarpals. It’s often called a boxer’s fracture, because it usually happens when strong contact is made with the hand.
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Cal football’s defensive line looks to rebuild

Cal football’s defensive line has a chance to be one of the more productive units on defense for the upcoming 2014-15 season. With new players acquired through junior college signings, the Bears have added some quality talent to a unit that lost tackles Viliami Moala and Deandre Coleman to the
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Down and Out: Exploring Cal football’s injury problems

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” Following the Washington State loss two weeks ago, that was the only way head coach Sonny Dykes could sum up the barrage of injuries that bombards his team — and especially the defense — every week. Defensive coordinator Andy Buh calls it a merry-go-round
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A Cal football player and his lucky socks

On Wednesday, Cal football linebacker Brennan Scarlett was sent back to the locker room. But it wasn’t because of his athletic play — it was his psychedelic socks. Surprisingly, the coach preferred monochrome black or white socks to the eccentric pair Scarlett was wearing: a maroon pair bedecked with glasses-wearing dogs.
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 6 recap

“It’s time. It’s the second day. Expectations are tripled!” Those are the words that defensive backs coach Randy Stewart used to fire up his players as day two of Cal’s training camp got under way. Those words may even have embodied the mentality of the entire Cal roster — even
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