Position Preview: Quarterback

Position Previews: Running Backs | Receivers | O-line | Secondary | D-line Linebackers | Special Teams The Year That Was Kevin Riley declared that 2010 would be his best season ever.  Things didn’t go according to plan. Though Riley’s offensive line didn’t make it easy for him, the fifth-year senior
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Position Preview: Offensive Line

The Year That Was The boys up front were as inconsistent as the rest of Cal’s offense in 2010. They helped running back Shane Vereen surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground — though he often had to work for those gains. That doesn’t paint the whole picture, however. When
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Position Preview: Receivers

The Year That Was When Keenan Allen put on an opening-day show against UC Davis, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a top-flight receiving tandem. And while Allen and Marvin Jones were both steady in 2010, you had the feeling that the fall could have featured more.
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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.

Position Preview: Linebackers

The Year That Was New defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast brought some aggression to the Cal defense, and it resulted in a team that produced the second-most sacks in the Pac-10, up from fourth a year prior. (The Bears’ 34 sacks was behind only Stanford’s 36, and the Cardinal played an
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Position Preview: Special Teams

The Year That Was A mixed bag on most fronts. Giorgio Tavecchio blew key field goals against Arizona and Oregon and made a few long ones that didn’t end up winning any games. The senior improved on kickoffs, but remained a middling placekicker, finishing fifth in the Pac-10 in field goals
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The Year That Was

Looking back at 2010-2011's defining moments in Cal sports

We’re already looking ahead to next year! Visit our Sports Blog for 2011-2012’s top stories: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo 1. Campus cuts — then reinstates — five teams It was supposed to be the only viable option. Sandy Barbour looked grim. Chancellor Birgeneau smiled through it. On Sept. 28, 2010,
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Showtime: A look at the preseason All-Pac-12 teams

The prolific Phil Steele has churned out his latest preseason accolades. The industry workhorse will release his All-American list on June 1 and is slowly rolling out his national top 25, but he’s already locked in the all-conference teams. Here are a few highlights from his inaugural preseason All-Pac-12 selections.

Tedford picks Maynard as the Bears’ starting quarterback

In recent years, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford has kept the public waiting to find out who will be starting under center. That won’t be the case this season. Tedford announced Saturday that junior Zach Maynard will be team’s starting quarterback, ending a competition that began at the close of
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