More dynamic duo in 2011-12: Keenan/Marvin or Jolene/Valerie?

It’s hard to bet against Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones. Both are preseason candidates for the Biletnikoff and Paul Warfield Awards, the top two honors given to college wide receivers. Jones, a senior, will look to finish off a productive career that boasts 94 receptions, 1,424 receiving yards and 10
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day 10

SAN FRANCISCO — Row after row, Cal football players launched themselves against the padded left field wall at AT&T Park. Even some of the coaches joined in. “You have to run into it a couple times to realize that it’s soft,” said head coach Jeff Tedford, who slammed against the
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Nine

This past Sunday, the Cal football coaching staff held its first personnel meeting, an early step at figuring out who will or won’t be getting minutes this season. After Monday’s practice, it seemed like Brendan Bigelow might be one of the many left out.The freshman tailback has seen a minimal
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The Cal footbal team has concluded its first full week of fall practice on Saturday. The Bears will hold training camp sessions at both AT&T Park and Candlestick Park.

Fall camp notebook: one week in the books

A front-runner for the No. 2 running back slot emerges and defensive newcomers impress

Joyous cheers erupted at the end of Cal’s Saturday morning workout. A later afternoon practice in shells was cancelled, giving the players — with Sunday already off — a free rest of the weekend. “Great work, great work today,” Jeff Tedford said of the session, which concluded the team’s first
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Seven

Joyous cheers erupted at the end of Cal’s Saturday morning workout. A later afternoon practice in shells was cancelled, giving the players — with Sunday already off — a free rest of the weekend. “Great work, great work today,” Jeff Tedford said of the day’s session. “Very physical, energetic …
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Six

Starting fullback Eric Stevens will be out for the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Wednesday’s full pads practice. The junior, who has injured when he planted his leg awkwardly during a team drill, started five games last season. He had initially not felt any
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Five

Eric Stevens was crumpled against the turf, on the wrong side of a Chris McCain interception. The fullback had been the intended target, a great defensive play and awkward leg plant leaving him incapacitated for the time being. Stevens was just one casualty in the Cal football team’s first fall
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Four

In April, defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose watched two of his former pupils pick up tickets to the pros. Colorado’s star cornerbacks, Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown, were plucked in the first and fourth rounds. He thinks he sees something better here at Cal. “Those guys were talented, but there
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Three

A reporter asked Chris McCain what animal he would be, and the freshman linebacker picked a cheetah. “I like to run,” he said. McCain was all over the place on Monday, invading the backfield on the third day of fall camp — the second of three on the schedule that
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Two

Could Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones become the Pac-12’s best receiving duo? “I think he and I can definitely be one of the top tandems in the nation,” Jones said Sunday. It’s easy to make these sorts of predictions after the second day of fall training camp at Witter Rugby
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