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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Where You Lead: Marc Anthony matures into a leader of the team

When he came to Cal, Marc Anthony expected a starting position. But waiting on the bench turned him into a better player.

Marc Anthony wasn’t accustomed to waiting for his opportunity to shine. As a four-star recruit coming out of Phoenix, Ariz., Anthony spent his entire life as an elite player. From the day his coach switched him to cornerback his freshman year, Anthony’s talent alone earned him the admiration of coaches
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Lose yourself: Deandre Coleman is holding out hope for a win

Losing nearly every game in high school turned Deandre Coleman into a headstrong football player.

Deandre Coleman is two minutes into a description of his high school, and he’s already used the word frustrating five times. Not that he didn’t enjoy high school. The future Cal defensive end loved playing ball with his friends in Seattle. It’s just that his neighborhood high school didn’t win
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Cal to fight off own demons against Arizona State

Earlier this week, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham called Cal’s offensive line the best one his team will have faced this year, citing it as the “greatest challenge defensively.” He must not have watched much tape. The Bears will limp back into Berkeley to face off with the Sun
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Wake me up when September ends

Just this year, just this once, September should have 28 days. It would be so much more simple if Saturday was the first of October and not the 29th of September. Because September has not gone so well for the Cal football team. The Bears opened the season — and
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

1. Oregon (4-0, 1-0) So much for that supposed shootout. In Saturday’s 49-0 win over Arizona at Autzen Stadium, the Ducks’ offense took a while to get going, but ultimately found its rhythm for 5 second half touchdowns. Running backs De’Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner were held mostly in check,
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Checking for problems in the Cal engine

LOS ANGELES — It’s becoming as predictable as a Mitt Romney gaffe. For the ninth consecutive year, the Bears were outmatched and outplayed by USC. Cal failed to shift their their car out of first gear, ultimately falling to the Trojans 27-9. The Cal offense resembles a 2011 BMW 740i
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Bears can’t break Trojans in first conference tilt

LOS ANGELES — With another opportunity to stun a top-15 team on the road, the Cal football team had its upset hopes dashed by an inability to convert touchdowns in the red zone. Despite winning the turnover battle on Saturday, the Bears could not win the war, falling to USC,
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