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Cal football goes flipping viral

What Wharton tried to defend after his moment of fame, was that he got up damn quick, like nothing even happened. Therein lies the analogy to Cal football. It’s not about how hard Cal gets hit, rather it’s about how quickly it can get back up.
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Running back Derrick Clark, linebacker Cameron Goode make most of live scrimmaging on day 8 of Cal football fall camp

From redshirt sophomore running back Derrick Clark racking up solid yards — fighting his way to move the chains even after initial contact — to redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Cameron Goode recording three sacks and keeping pressure on the quarterback, both the offense and defense had shining moments, though both sides still have tightening up to do.
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Booming defense, rumbling run game: Takeaways from Cal football’s 2018 Spring Game

Sophomore cornerback Elijah Hicks and junior cornerback Josh Drayden were geared up in sweats as opposed to pads on Saturday, but their constant dance moves and encouragement from the defensive sideline summed up the day’s festivities. The defense was having fun and playing hard (and getting a good photo-op in here and there) while owning the spotlight during the 2018 Spring Game.
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Outlining Cal football’s 2017 linebacker lineup

Cal’s rushing defense was significantly weaker than its passing defense in the 2016 season. If the change to a 3–4 strategy and the addition of a backer can slow the game on the ground, the Bears’ defense could see large improvement. Head coach Justin Wilcox was the defensive coordinator and inside linebacker coach at Wisconsin last season. With a defensive-minded head coach, Cal football may see a change in the much maligned other side of the ball.
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