Things getting better all the time

PULLMAN, WASH — That much maligned Cal offensive line is starting to grow up a little bit. For the majority of the season thus far, Cal’s front five have been by far the weakest portion of the team and shouldered much of the blame for the team’s 1-4 start. Over
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Cal to fight off own demons against Arizona State

Earlier this week, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham called Cal’s offensive line the best one his team will have faced this year, citing it as the “greatest challenge defensively.” He must not have watched much tape. The Bears will limp back into Berkeley to face off with the Sun
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Checking for problems in the Cal engine

LOS ANGELES — It’s becoming as predictable as a Mitt Romney gaffe. For the ninth consecutive year, the Bears were outmatched and outplayed by USC. Cal failed to shift their their car out of first gear, ultimately falling to the Trojans 27-9. The Cal offense resembles a 2011 BMW 740i
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Bears have second chance at first win

Cal expects Southern Utah to leave Memorial thunderstruck on Saturday

Before the season, it seemed laughable that the Cal football team would schedule an FCS opponent for one of its 12 games. Now it almost seems necessary. The Bears (0-1) will return to Memorial Saturday at noon to square off with Southern Utah looking to exorcise some demons from last
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Pacing the Pac-12

The Bears have plenty of offensive weapons for 2012, as a receiving corp including Keenan Allen to go along with a proven backfield of seniors Isi Sofele and C.J. Anderson will give quarterback Zach Maynard a plethora of options. But the key to the Bears’ seasons lies upfront along the offensive line. If seniors Brian Schwenke and Matt Summers-Gavin can overcome the complete inexperience of the three other starters, a nine-win season isn’t out of the question. But if the Bears struggle up front as they did for most of 2011 —giving up 28 sacks — Cal fans could be in for a long year.
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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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