USC, Oregon and Washington combined to score 160 points against Cal last season. The Bears will face those teams in three straight weeks this fall.
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Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Ryan McGee discuss the start of Lincoln Riley's tenure at Oklahoma, talk about the best coaching rivalries in college football, examine the financial quandaries at Cal and more.
Cal's partnership with Under Armour officially launched on Thursday and included the release of a new secondary logo.
Cal said Monday that former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain has signed a financial aid agreement and will play football and baseball for the Golden Bears.
Justin Wilcox has to rebuild Cal's defense, has questions at quarterback and will face a brutal schedule in his first season.
How is Cal's recruiting? Who is its QB? And how long before the Bears are serious title contenders in the Pac-12 North?
Now that every school is finished with spring practice, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 power rankings will look in 2017.
Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer
Titans seventh-round RB Khalfani Muhammad from Cal was driving in Inglewood, Calif. but was stopped at a light when he got the call from the Titans. His little brother was in a seven-on-seven tournament and he was returning home. "I run, I catch, I'm even down there making tackles on coverage units," he said. Said he beat new teammate Adoree' Jackson in high school track teams races.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
The Jets took Cal WR Chad Hansen with their fourth-round pick. So this means they've picked two receivers and two safeties, an odd combination. Hansen, an Idaho State transfer, posted big numbers last season – 92 catches, 1,249 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's a size/speed prospect – 6-foot-2, 4.53 in the 40. Most of his production came on vertical routes and bubble screens. Are the Jets sending a message to injured veteran Eric Decker?
Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he reached out to QB Eli Manning after the team selected former Cal QB Davis Webb in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night.
Giants add QB Davis Webb
Will he be Eli Manning's backup or eventual replacement? Mel Kiper Jr. says the Cal signal-caller has ideal size and arm strength, but also has some accuracy issues.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
This is a good spot for the Giants to look at the quarterback position with Davis Webb. Think development in a pro offense. Webb played in a Air Raid system at Cal and he won't be forced on to the field with Eli Manning as the No.1 in New York.
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer
Giants add QB Davis Webb, potentially setting themselves up for their post-Eli Manning future. Webb will get a couple or three years, at least, to develop under Ben McAdoo and with the help of Manning.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
The 49ers have back-to-back picks to open the third round and a whole lot of options. With Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer the only quarterback taken in the second round, the Niners could find their developmental prospect for coach Kyle Shanahan if they wanted to. Some of the signal callers still available as the Niners' pick approaches: Cal's Davis Webb, Pitt's Nathan Peterman, Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs and Miami's Brad Kaaya.
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Is Friday the day the Browns, 49ers, Saints or Cardinals pick their QB of the future? DeShone Kizer, Joshua Dobbs, Nathan Peterman and Davis Webb lead the best signal-callers available headed into the second night of the NFL draft.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
Cal suffered a significant loss on the recruiting trail Tuesday evening as quarterback Adrian Martinez stepped back from his commitment to the Golden Bears. Martinez, the nation's No. 32 overall prospect and No. 3 pocket passer, committed to Cal last November and remained committed through the coaching change from Sonny Dykes to Justin Wilcox. Martinez said he was no longer 100% committed to Cal, though the school remains an option for him. Martinez has had a huge spring in picking up offers and took a recent visit to Tennessee. Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Ole Miss, Oregon and West Virginia are a few other programs that have offered.
Freddie and Fitz were joined by draft hopeful Davis Webb to talk about making the transition to the NFL
Webb topped 4,000 yards to go with 37 touchdowns in 2016 but has plenty of work ahead to transition to a pro offense.
David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
Cal's offense was as multiple as promised under new coordinator Beau Baldwin, showing a plethora of different formations in today's spring game. Chase Forrest and Ross Bowers, the leaders in the QB race, both looked sharp.
Beau Baldwin says Cal's offense is a work in progress, but one thing he's pushing is versatility in his system.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
As usual, the Pac-12 and West region dominate the quarterback discussion. Of the top 11 quarterbacks in the nation, seven have ties to the Pac-12 or West region. Nos. 2 and 7 pocket passers Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff are committed to Washington, No. 3 pocket passer and No. 32 overall prospect Adrian Martinez is committed to Cal, No. 48 overall prospect Tanner McKee resides in Southern California, No. 50 overall prospect and No. 3 dual-threat quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson hails from Nevada and could commit to UCLA over Michigan this weekend and Nos. 64 and 67 overall prospects, Jack West and Matt Corral, are committed to Stanford and USC, respectively.
Adding Scott Pagano and surrounding him with great coaching suggest Oregon will take larger steps back toward respectability.
Oklahoma State has now added two graduate transfers, Cal's Cochran and ex-Clemson CB Adrian Baker.
Cal football head coach Justin Wilcox attended Tuesday's San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park. Wilcox and the Golden Bears agreed to a five-year deal in January. (@SFGiants/Twitter)
We take a long-term look into our Pac-12 crystal ball, and also forecast the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry and revisit realignment.