Cal football reportedly in negotiations with Wisconsin’s Justin Wilcox to be next head coach

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Cal coach Sonny Dykes at the press conference after signing 21 recruits on National Signing Day.

The search for Cal football’s head coach may soon be coming to an end. According to FOX Sports, Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is in talks to replace  Sonny Dykes, who was fired Sunday after four seasons with the team. Wilcox is no stranger to Cal, as he served as
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Cal football vs. Washington

On Friday night, the Cal Bears lost to the Washington Huskies, 21-13. This loss ends the Bear’s hopes for the postseason.

The Tosh effect: Where the 2012 recruiting class is now

When Tosh Lupoi left Cal, he also left the 2012 recruiting class in a lurch. Here's a look at how some of the recruits handled the transition.

Shaq Thompson, Washington nickelback The No. 1 safety in the country, Shaq Thompson was all set to follow in his older brother Syd’Quan’s footsteps and anchor the Cal secondary for four years. That all changed when Tosh Lupoi bolted from Berkeley to Seattle, the morning after he was at Thompson’s house.
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The return of the Tosh

A look back at Tosh's departure — and its aftermath — before his return to Memorial

1. The calm before the storm On Jan. 15, 2012, all was well in Cal’s offseason plans. The Bears had received verbal commitments from five-star recruits Ellis McCarthy and Shaq Thompson and  four-star recruit Jordan Payton. Arik Armstead and Aziz Shittu, a pair of five-star recruits, seemed like they were
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Lupoi’s absence haunts Bears’ defense

When defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi left Cal to take the same position at Washington, he didn’t just leave his former team devoid of a head recruiter. Heading into the 2012 season, Cal’s defensive line was unanimously considered to be the clear strength of the team. With a core of
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After Tosh jumped ship, Cal has failed to right it

Tosh. Pronounced: tôsh. Noun: a traitor, someone who prioritizes money and yachts above loyalty. Adjective: smug, brazenly self-righteous. Verb: To double-cross someone or something. If you were to type “Tosh” in Urban Dictionary, you’d probably come up with something like that, an angst-filled definition written by a diehard Cal fan
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When I Come Around: Avery Sebastian accepts his role on the team

As a true freshman, Avery Sebastian had to re-imagine his role on the Cal football team. The abrupt change turned him into a leader.

Avery Sebastian didn’t come to Cal to play on special teams and record nine tackles in his true freshman campaign. He came to Cal as the No. 6 defensive back recruit in the nation, an early enrollee who underwent spring training with the Bears. But Sebastian did come to Cal
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Steve Sarkisian and Tosh Lupoi want you to hate them even more

Apparently Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian loves making people angry. At a recent pep rally, Sarkisian forgot to follow the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” rule, making plenty of disparaging remarks about Berkeley. You can download and listen to the audio here.
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Some might say

These past two weeks have been a little too chaotic for my taste. And while it was a crazy couple of weeks for the fans, think what a circus it must have been for the recruits. Imagine getting convinced by a coach that Berkeley is the place you want play
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