Bears aiming for walk in the park at AT&T

FCS Presbyterian likely won’t have a prayer against an undefeated Cal squad in its home opener in San Francisco.

Leading off Wednesday afternoon’s press conference, one reporter asked how many snaps Cal head coach Jeff Tedford wants backup quarterback Allen Bridgford to get on Saturday against Presbyterian. This wasn’t the first type of question he had received about backups receiving extended playing time. “At any opportunity that we have
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Embrace the mystery of the unknown

This opening game is not underwhelming. It’s unfamiliar. For many of you, it’s probably uninteresting. Let’s face it, students: Memorial Stadium’s one-year sabbatical and last year’s losing season don’t have you as excited about football. The Big Game loss definitely plays a small role too, even if you successfully blocked
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Questions surround offense as fall camp wraps up

Two years ago, Zach Maynard was quarterbacking over 2,600 miles away and Isi Sofele was Cal’s soon-to-be revealed freshman speedster. With fall camp concluded, the new starting quarterback and running back are the two most important and intriguing weapons leading the Bears out of the summer doldrums and into September.
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Maynard’s accuracy, comfort level improving in camp

Remember football season? No one blames if you don’t; many fans likely aren’t eager to relive Cal’s first losing season under Jeff Tedford. But believe it or not, the Bears are two days away from wrapping up fall camp, ready and willing to rebound in their one season away from
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Five

Eric Stevens was crumpled against the turf, on the wrong side of a Chris McCain interception. The fullback had been the intended target, a great defensive play and awkward leg plant leaving him incapacitated for the time being. Stevens was just one casualty in the Cal football team’s first fall
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Tedford talks defense at Bay Area Media Day

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cal football team’s defense was the best in the conference last season. A few months later, it lost three starters to the NFL Draft, including first-rounder Cameron Jordan. Consider that the Pac-10 added two members, and that lofty rank will probably be … better? “Two reasons,”
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Position Preview: Running Back

The Year That Was Shane Vereen was very good, as everyone expected. At times, he was Cal’s only semblance of an offense. Those times increased in frequency after October, after senior quarterback Kevin Riley’s season-ending injury at Oregon State.