D-line coach Lupoi leaves for Washington

Cal’s No. 10 recruiting class may be in jeopardy. At the very least, whatever hopes fans had for next fall just got severely damaged. Defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, who doubled as the Bears’ star recruiter, has left for a similar position at Washington. After four years on Cal’s staff,
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Bears burned by five turnovers in Holiday Bowl loss

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Even three days after Christmas, the Cal football team’s offense still looked slow and sleepy. This was the scene at the Holiday Bowl: quarterback Zach Maynard sitting with a 1st-and-10 at the Texas 29-yard line, ready to command Cal out of a four-point deficit. “It felt
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Live Blog: Holiday Bowl

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Texas Holiday Bowl live from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Cal accepts Holiday Bowl invite, will face Texas

Cal fans haven’t forgotten. In 2004, a loss to Texas cost the Cal football team a Rose Bowl bid — except the teams never played that season. The Bears finished the regular season with a 10-1 record, their lone loss at the hands of eventual national champion USC. That appeared
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Pac-12 Coach Rankings

No. 1: Chip Kelly — Oregon (10-2, 8-1) There might be a 30 for 30 on Chip Kelly someday. Whatever you think of him personally, the kind of players he recruits and the sort of extracurricular activities his player have, the guy can flat out coach. Crushing No. 4 Stanford
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Getting better all the time

TEMPE, Ariz. — Now that’s the way to end the regular season. Not walking out with a wet whimper against Washington last year, or getting helplessly hounded by the Huskies in 2009. No, this season’s Cal team finished off the regular season with a bang — 484 total yards of
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Bears outshoot Devils in desert duel

TEMPE, Ariz. — It was a shootout in the West, a desert duel to end the regular season. Back and forth it went on Friday night at Sun Devil Stadium. Brock Osweiler matching Zach Maynard, Isi Sofele and C.J. Anderson matching Cameron Marshall. Close to 1,000 yards of total offense.
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Live Blog: Cal vs. Arizona State

Follow along as sports editor Jonathan Kuperberg gives play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Arizona State regular season finale live from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 12

No. 1: Oregon (9-2, 7-1) Voters must not watch Pac-12 games. That’s the only explanation for the Ducks falling behind Stanford in the latest AP and BCS rankings. Oregon has two losses to the Cardinal’s one, but the first came against LSU, the best team in the country, and the
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Bears can redeem themselves on ESPN

The Worldwide Leader has not been good to the Cal football team. This fall, ESPN has broadcast three Cal games. The first two, both slotted into barren Thursday nights, saw the Bears blown out by Oregon and USC in back-to-back weeks. (Cumulative score: 73-24.) Both programs are at the top
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