Beavers dam Cal’s hopes for final win

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Jeff Tedford might be fired . Cal’s performance against Oregon State Saturday night left no mystery as to why. In a rain-drenched contest highlighted by broken coverages, needless personal foul penalties and inexcusable turnovers, the Bears fell on their collective faces in a 62-14 blowout Saturday night. “I don’t know,”
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Safety Avery Sebastian, who was expected to

When I Come Around: Avery Sebastian accepts his role on the team

As a true freshman, Avery Sebastian had to re-imagine his role on the Cal football team. The abrupt change turned him into a leader.

Avery Sebastian didn’t come to Cal to play on special teams and record nine tackles in his true freshman campaign. He came to Cal as the No. 6 defensive back recruit in the nation, an early enrollee who underwent spring training with the Bears. But Sebastian did come to Cal
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While the Trojans were fast asleep

Cal is never going to sneak up on USC again. Since 2003, the Bears have never seen an unfocused effort from the Trojans. And that’s not likely to change anytime soon. It’s just payback. In 2003, the Bears’ triple overtime win over then-No 1 USC ruined what would have been
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USC weapons set to test Cal defense

USC’s Matt Barkley was the Heisman Trophy frontrunner until last Saturday. The senior quarterback’s two interceptions led to a 21-14 loss to Stanford that bumped the Trojans down to No. 13 in the country and out of the national title picture, for now. The Cal football team does not expect
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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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Position Preview: Secondary

The Year That Was Cal was statistically the best defensive team in the Pac-10 last season, and that had a lot to do with its secondary. The Bears ranked first in pass defense, giving up just 187 yards per game in the air and 15 touchdown passes, both tops in
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