Allen, Sofele nab preseason honors

Since July 9, Allen has been named to four national watch lists that would honor him as either the best player in the country or the best player in the country at his position. The most recent of these accolades came on Friday, when the wide receiver was named to Walter Camp Watch List for 2012 Player of the Year.
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Whiteside dismissed from squad

According to a press release issued on Thursday, sophomore linebacker Cecil Whiteside has been dismissed from the Cal football team. The release stated Whiteside violated team rules, warranting the dismissal. Head coach Jeff Tedford did not specify which rule he violated. As a freshman, Whiteside started three games for the
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Schwartz, Kendricks, Anger among six Bears taken in NFL Draft

Cal punter Bryan Anger didn’t lack confidence heading into the NFL draft. “I think I’m the top guy that’s going to go,” he said of his position amongst the other punters. “I’m pretty much guaranteed to get drafted.” Accordingly, he scheduled a draft viewing party for his friends and family
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Exhibition game reveals look of 2012 Bears squad

When the Bears took the field at Edwards Stadium for the annual spring football game, fans might not have known what to expect. After a loss to Texas in the Holiday Bowl last December and a lackluster recruiting season, the state of the team was up in the air. After
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Running back Bigelow impresses at spring practice

At the Cal football team’s spring practice on Saturday, sophomore running back Brendan Bigelow “grew up a lot,” according to head coach Jeff Tedford. As the squad participated in full pad drills and scrimmages, the tailback proved to be one of the highlights of the morning, tallying eight carries for
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Some might say

These past two weeks have been a little too chaotic for my taste. And while it was a crazy couple of weeks for the fans, think what a circus it must have been for the recruits. Imagine getting convinced by a coach that Berkeley is the place you want play
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Cal finishes roller-coaster recruiting on a down note

It’s nearly 5 p.m. in a scheduled 4. p.m. press conference, and head coach Jeff Tedford is nowhere to be seen. But when wide receiver and Cal commit Bryce Treggs comes live on television to make his decision, Tedford shows up just in time. Treggs, who called himself “a man
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Don’t look back in anger

I bet you’re upset. Your blood is coursing bluer and golder than ever before, your righteous fury making Menelaus’ rage seem but a polite objection. Well, stop. This recruiting freefall was the reality check: Cal has never been, and will likely never become, an elite football program. Elite programs don’t
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Cal hires Todd Howard to coach defensive line

Former Washington State assistant coach Todd Howard has been named Cal’s new defensive line coach, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Saturday. Howard spent five seasons as UCLA’s defensive line coach before holding the same position with the Cougars in 2011. “This is an outstanding opportunity for me to work
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Cal names Wes Chandler new wide receivers coach

Wes Chandler will be Cal’s new wide receivers coach, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Wednesday. Chandler played 11 years in the NFL, where he reached four Pro Bowls and set a record in 1982 for most receiving yards per game. “Wes is a quality person who brings all of
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