Making the Grade: Offense

There’s a column already on the Daily Cal website talking about Maynard’s potential, and surely there will be many more on the way. Bottom line, however, is that Maynard looks like he’s taken a significant step forward in his development in the offseason.
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Mark your man: Special teams

Special teams, returning: Keenan Allen could do a lot of damage as the projected full-time punt returner — that is, if the opposing teams decide to kick the ball to him. Like DeSean Jackson and Jahvid Best before him, Allen has the potential to be a game-changer on special teams.
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Mark your man: Defense

With the 2012 season opener fast approaching, Cal's football team gets schooled.

The Cal secondary had an inconsistent 2011 campaign and looks poised to show more of the same in 2012. The Bears had the 37th ranked pass defense in the nation last season, but their secondary was exposed and eviscerated numerous times, often by mediocre quarterbacks and offenses.
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Consider the hobo

Read the comments at the bottom of any Daily Cal article about football, and you’ll likely see some variation of the following comments: “Tedford sucks!!!!!!!” “Fire Tedford!!!!!” The general consensus seems to be that Bears fans believe head coach Jeff Tedford has worn out his welcome, not unlike a hobo
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Injured Cal defensive line a cause for concern

The scene at last Tuesday’s practice was a heart-wrenching one for any person with vested interest in the Cal football team: projected defensive line contributors DeAndre Coleman, Viliami Moala and Mustafa Jalil all slumped on the sidelines, sans helmet, sans pads, sans cleats, sans everything. The preseason Hendricks Award watch
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Higher expectations in Maynard’s last year

If you were to ask a Cal football fan to vent their utmost frustrations in the first half of last season, the first two words out of their mouth would’ve likely been “Zach Maynard.” Save for a warmup game against patsy Presbyterian, Maynard didn’t finish a game with a completion
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Former Cal quarterback named radio commentator

Former Cal quarterback Mike Pawlawski was named Cal’s football radio analyst on Friday, replacing Troy Taylor, who called games for seven years before resigning this offseason. Taylor, another former Cal quarterback who remains the school’s all-time leading passer, resigned to become the co-head football coach for Folsom High School.
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Khairi Fortt leaves Penn State for Cal

There’s no lion about it: On Wednesday running back Khairi Fortt ditched Penn State to sign a scholarship commitment with Cal. Fortt is one of three players who have left the Nittany Lions in the past few days in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. At the end of
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Cal football, men’s basketball ticket prices to change

The cost of single game football and men’s basketball tickets will vary throughout the season to reflect market value.

When single game football tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, for the first time, they will be priced dynamically. Last Monday, Cal athletics announced a partnership with Qcue (pronounced QQ), a sports pricing software provider, for football and men’s basketball tickets.
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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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