Down and Out: Exploring Cal football’s injury problems

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” Following the Washington State loss two weeks ago, that was the only way head coach Sonny Dykes could sum up the barrage of injuries that bombards his team — and especially the defense — every week. Defensive coordinator Andy Buh calls it a merry-go-round
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Sonny Dykes sends message with Chris McCain dismissal

On Sunday afternoon, Sonny Dykes drew a line in the sand. In making the decision to dismiss junior defensive end Chris McCain from the team, Dykes provided a clear illustration that he is going to do everything in his power to ensure the 2013 Cal football team in no way
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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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Despite losing season, Tedford’s team supported him

Jeff Tedford was relieved of coaching duties Tuesday morning, according to Cal Athletics. However, throughout Tedford’s rocky final season at the helm of the Cal football program, his players remained optimistic and supportive of their head coach. “Coming from my standpoint, I’m behind him,” said freshman wide receiver Chris Harper last
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Cal at season’s dead end against Oregon State

Don’t tell the Cal football team it did not make the postseason. “This is our bowl game, really,” said linebacker Chris McCain of Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. bout with No. 15 Oregon State. “Oregon was our first bowl game, this is our next bowl game. We got a bowl game, we
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