Pac-12 Football Preview: Projecting all 12 conference teams

1. Oregon Conference record prediction: 9-0 Player to watch: RB De’Anthony Thomas Season outlook: Former head coach Chip Kelly departed to the NFL, but the Ducks core of star quarterback Marcus Mariota and Heisman-hopeful running back De’Anthony Thomas remain in place. Their high-octane offensive attack is still up and running,
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No longer bright and Sonny

Whenever a coach is blessed with a fresh start, the drawbacks are glazed over and the strengths are magnified. Barbour didn’t mention that Dykes’ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished dead last in Division I in total defense.
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Cal football squeezes by Portland State, 37-30

For the second year in a row, Cal found itself down to an FCS opponent at the end of the first quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Last season, the Bears entered their second game of the year expecting to earn an easy win against Southern Utah but fought through penalties
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

1. Oregon (1-0) So far, so good. In Oregon’s 66-3 drubbing of Nicholls State this past weekend, the Ducks picked up right where they left off under new head coach Mark Helfrich, compiling 772 (!) yards of total offense in the romp. Obviously, Nicholls State isn’t Alabama, but it was
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Live blog: Cal football vs Portland State

The Cal football team will be looking for its first win under the Sonny Dykes against Portland State today. Will it be a walk in the park as most expect, or will Portland State have a trick up their sleeves? The live blog will be presented to you by our
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You can’t have your cupcake and eat it, too

On Saturday, Sonny Dykes probably will win his first game as Cal’s head coach. Against FCS opponent Portland State, the Bears’ backfield will most likely run the ball down the Vikings’ throat, and freshman quarterback Jared Goff will have a chance to perform even better than he did against Northwestern
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Digging deep for daylight down in the trenches

Lost somewhere between the praise of the record-setting performance by true freshman quarterback Jared Goff and the excitement of the Sonny Dykes era beginning was the disappearance of running back Brendan Bigelow and the rest of Cal’s running game against Northwestern on Saturday night. After an opening drive that saw
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