Cal football battles Northwestern in season opener

After a 3-9 campaign that represented the most disappointing season of former head coach Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure, Sonny Dykes was hired to revive the Bears’ struggling program. Dykes’ first test is a tough one — the Bears take on No. 22 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
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Revisiting the legacy of Jeff Tedford

There are a million talking points about Sonny Dykes standing between now and Saturday’s season debut against Northwestern. But what about Jeff Tedford — remember him? He was the head coach of the Cal football team for 11 years, leading the Bears to an 82-57 record. He ushered the long-decrepit
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The year that was: 2012-13

The Daily Cal sports staff looks back at the last year in Cal sports, and its most memorable moments.   1. Jeff Tedford let go following 3-9 season He is the winningest coach in Cal history. His 11-year tenure restored the football program to a level of respectability not seen
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Cal football head coach Sonny Dykes came into the Daily Cal office for an exclusive interview.

New sheriff in town: Sonny Dykes’ vision for Cal football

Five months into the job, Sonny Dykes envisions his program to go beyond winning football games. He wants to redefine what Cal football means to the Berkeley community.

Sonny Dykes has two young daughters at home, but when he arrives at work every day, he transforms into a surrogate parent of nearly 100 men. Before and after practice, he mingles with his players, cracking light-hearted jokes and dispensing life advice to his players. From the upper stands of
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The Lombardo Trophy: Gambling with a settlement

Firing a football coach costs a lot of money. For Cal, getting rid of Jeff Tedford three years before his contract ran out was going to set the university back $6.9 million. But on Feb. 4, the university and Tedford settled the remaining three years of his contract. The maximum
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Cal, Tedford agree to adjusted contract settlement

When former football head coach Jeff Tedford was fired on Nov. 21 of last year, the common understanding was that Tedford would be paid a maximum of $6.9 million in accordance with the stipulations of the original contract. On Feb. 4, Cal Athletics reported that the maximum of the buyout
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13-02-06 Our Signing Day Wish List

Our Signing Day Wish List

For the vast majority of sports teams, there’s always a definitive point in the season at which their fans allow their thoughts to stray towards the possibility of “next year.” Yes, for the disgruntled sports fan, irritated and beleaguered by supporting perennial bottom-feeders and cellar-dwellers, avoiding the agony of the
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