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Meet the coaches, part 1: Offense and special teams

Editor’s Note: In with the new, out with the old. It seems new Cal football coach Sonny Dykes took that adage in stride when he was putting together his coaching staff. All coaches who worked under Jeff Tedford last year are gone, and nine coaches have come to fill their
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Meet the coaches, part 2: Defense

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of Meet the Coaches, part 1: Offense and special teams Andy Buh, Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers Coach: While newly appointed head coach Sonny Dykes was hired primarily for his offensive prowess, his defensive unit at Louisiana Tech was ranked dead-last in college football in 2012.
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Sonny Dykes to be next Cal football head coach

On Wednesday, Cal officially hired Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes, known for his high-octane spread offenses, to lead the football team. As the 33rd coach in Cal program history, Dykes will take over for Jeff Tedford, who was fired Nov. 20 after a 3-9 campaign this season. Read more
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A change of pace Cal direly needed

In the Big Game on Oct. 20, Stanford’s defense smothered the Bears’ offense to death at Memorial this year. Jeff Tedford’s offensive scheme lacked excitement and unpredictability, and the Cardinal’s suffocating run defense held Cal to negative total rushing yards. After the Big Game, it became woefully apparent that the
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Dykes’ arrival marks new chapter in Cal football history

Amid the downpour of dead week, excitement is in the Berkeley air. Call it the oncoming Bear raid. Or perhaps Air Bears. With Sonny Dykes and the “air raid” offense coming to Cal, nicknames for the 2013 Bears’ offense have already been floated throughout the campus community and blogosphere. “What’s
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