Cal football’s former players shine on rainy Pro Day

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Auditions are always nerve-wracking, especially when you have to perform in front of a dozen or so NFL scouts while sporting nothing but skintight shorts on a rainy afternoon in Berkeley. Nevertheless, most of the 16 former Bears who participated in Pro Day activities impressed despite the adverse weather conditions.
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Bring ’em out; Bears begin fall camp

At the beginning of practice, speakers blared and Gucci Mane’s “Met Gala” set the the tone for camp, but a short while later, the music was gone in what seemed like an even bigger change in tone. While it was only the first day of camp, it was clear that the Bears were hard at work, and with good reason. Many predict that Cal will have a mediocre season and camp is going to be crucial for the Bears if they want to make waves in an extremely competitive Pac-12 conference.
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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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