Cal football training camp: Aug. 8 recap

The race may be down to two. On the fourth day of practice, quarterback Austin Hinder seemed limited in number of reps, while Jared Goff and Zach Kline got the majority. And in the reps he did get, he didn’t look that impressive. Hinder overthrew a couple of passes and
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 7 recap

Twenty-two. That’s the number of positions Cal coach Sonny Dykes said are unsettled after the third day of practice. The entire roster is up in the air. And nowhere is the position more up in the air than quarterback. Austin Hinder began the day and immediately threw an interception to
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 6 recap

“It’s time. It’s the second day. Expectations are tripled!” Those are the words that defensive backs coach Randy Stewart used to fire up his players as day two of Cal’s training camp got under way. Those words may even have embodied the mentality of the entire Cal roster — even
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 5 recap

It was a beautiful day for football, and the sun was shining down on Memorial Stadium on Monday for the opening of the Bears’ fall training camp. The first thing that stood out was, surprisingly, Cal’s new helmets. Though the familiar Cal script does not yet adorn them, the matte
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Fall training camp preview: offensive line must improve

It’s a cliche, but games really are won in the trenches. Cal experienced the importance of good offensive line play last year. Or, to put that more accurately, Cal experienced the consequences of bad line play. Last year, the Bears ranked 115th out of 120 teams in sacks allowed with
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Fall training camp preview: young WRs ready to step up

Keenan Allen now plays for the San Diego Chargers, leaving Cal as the holder of the school reception record. So how does the team replace the production of the best receiver in school history? By bringing in one of the most talented sets of receiving recruits in school history to
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Fall training camp preview: quarterback race is on

With little over a month before Cal opens the season against Northwestern, the team still does not have a starting quarterback. Right now, there are three candidates vying for the spot — Austin Hinder, Jared Goff, and Zach Kline. Each has a very different play style and would take the
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New sheriff in town: Sonny Dykes’ vision for Cal football

Five months into the job, Sonny Dykes envisions his program to go beyond winning football games. He wants to redefine what Cal football means to the Berkeley community.

Sonny Dykes has two young daughters at home, but when he arrives at work every day, he transforms into a surrogate parent of nearly 100 men. Before and after practice, he mingles with his players, cracking light-hearted jokes and dispensing life advice to his players. From the upper stands of
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