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Cal Football: Sonny Dykes Takes Over

Cal hired Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes to revitalize the program and replace Jeff Tedford.

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Who were the top performers for Cal last season?

Who were the top performers on offense, defense, or special teams for Cal last season? Keenan Allen, C.J. Anderson, Steve Williams, Nick Forbes, and Vince D'Amato seemed to achieve those honors for the California Golden Bears.

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Dave Aranda, Andy Buh finalists for Cal DC job?

The California Golden Bears have two serious contenders for defensive coordinator. One of them is Utah State defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. The other is Wisconsin linebackers coach Andy Buh.

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Who are good Cal defensive coordinator candidates?

California Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes still is looking for a defensive coordinator. New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker and Utah State DC Dave Aranda are two potential candidates.

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Cal could hire a defensive coordinator this week

Will Sonny Dykes and Cal hire a defensive coordinator this week to go along with offensive coordinator Tony Franklin? Also updates on Ron Gould, and two new potential assistants joining the staff.

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Cal goes bold in hiring Sonny Dykes

The California Golden Bears are not messing around; in hiring Sonny Dykes, they've made it clear they want to shake up the conference with the offense.

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The Cal coach search won't end; our power rankings

This Cal coaching search doesn't end. Let's take a look at each of the potential Golden Bears coaching candidates and rank them worst to first.

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Cal coach rumors: Andersen, Petersen, Jackson...

Gary Andersen has been contacted by Cal and Colorado, Chris Petersen's friends believe he might or might not try out the Cal job, Hue Jackson openly covets the position, and Mike MacIntyre won't be going to Kentucky.

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Jeff Tedford, the man who rebuilt Cal football

Jeff Tedford will forever be known as the man who made the California Golden Bears into a program worth respecting once again.

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Cal coach rumors: Calhoun, Petersen, MacIntyre...

Cal has contacted Air Force coach Troy Calhoun. Also, updates on Chris Petersen, Mike MacIntyre, Hue Jackson and Greg Roman.

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Cal coaching rumors: Jackson, Petersen, & Wilcox

The California Golden Bears are rumored to interview Boise State head coach Chris Petersen, former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson and several other candidates. Washington Huskies defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will not be one of them.

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Farewell Jeff Tedford

Jeff Tedford made Cal care about football again, and for that Golden Bear nation should be forever grateful.

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Where did things go wrong for Jeff Tedford at Cal?

California Golden Bears head coach Jeff Tedford is probably coaching his final game this weekend. Where did it all go wrong? Experts from the California Golden Blogs and Bears With Fangs weigh in.

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Why buying out Jeff Tedford makes financial sense

Could firing Jeff Tedford make more financial sense than keeping him? Here's a thorough analysis of his contract and why the California Golden Bears could be compelled to buy out the remainder of their head coach's deal.

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Who's your Cal dream coaching candidate?

If Jeff Tedford is not brought back, and Cal fans had their pick of one head coaching candidate this offseason, who would be their dream candidate?

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Who's your nightmare head coaching candidate?

Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, former NFL head coach Herm Edwards, Utah State head coach Gary Andersen, and San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre would be unsatisfactory candidates to Cal writers from Bears With Fangs and the California Golden Blogs.

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Cal football fans want disciplined Bears

If Jeff Tedford is not retained, Cal football fans want to see the next head coach instill discipline into their California Golden Bears.

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Was Jeff Tedford doomed from the start of 2012?

California Golden Bears head coach Jeff Tedford is likely in his final days after a loss to Washington dropped Cal to 3-7. Did he ever have a chance to succeed after losing Tosh Lupoi this offseason?

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Washington plays bad. Cal plays worse.

The Washington Huskies and California Golden Bears combined to provide college football with one of the worst games of the season.

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Cal & USC disappointing this week

The California Golden Bears and USC Trojans are the most disappointing Pac-12 teams of the week after falling to Utah and Arizona respectively.

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Zach Maynard's time running out at Cal

Zach Maynard's rocky tenure as California Golden Bears starting quarterback is nearing an end.

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Jeff Tedford going down without a fight

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford appears to be going down without a fight, and so are his California Golden Bears after a listless loss to the Utah Utes.

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Jeff Tedford fights for his job

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford will be spending the rest of the 2012 regular season fighting for his job. Only swift and constant victory can save him now.

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Which Pac-12 Coaches Are on the Hot Seat?

Taking a look at the temperature of the seats underneath the Pac-12 coaches halfway through the 2012 season.

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The most disappointing Pac-12 team this weekend?

The California Golden Bears and the Washington Huskies had the most discouraging performances in last week. Cal fell to Stanford in losing their third BIg Game in a row and Washington fell to Arizona.

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The end has come for Jeff Tedford

The Jeff Tedford era has run its course at Cal. The only question is when the California Golden Bears decide to move on.

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The biggest Big Game for Jeff Tedford

The future of Cal head coach Jeff Tedford probably hangs on the Bears regaining the Axe. The California Golden Bears face off with the Stanford Cardinal in the 115th Big Game.

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For Cal, the Big Game determines how far they go

Jeff Tedford, Zach Maynard, Keenan Allen, C.J. Anderson and the California Golden Bears are rediscovering their stride after beating UCLA and Washington State. Beating Stanford in the Big Game is vital to keeping the momentum going.

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Zach Maynard gives his best when it's needed most

A decisive Zach Maynard made all the difference for Cal in their critical 43-17 victory over UCLA. Maynard found Richard Rodgers and Keenan Allen on numerous occasions and even targeted Eric Stevens, Bryce Treggs, Brendan Bigelow and C.J. Anderson.

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Q&A with CBSSports.com's John Breech

Breech discusses the current coaching situation at Cal along with which Pac-12 team he thinks can emerge as a new national power.

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Pac-12 writers discuss Jeff Tedford's future

Our Pac-12 writers get together and discuss whether Jeff Tedford of the California Golden Bears will make it through the 2012 season.

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The end might be coming for Jeff Tedford

California Golden Bears head coach Jeff Tedford might be seeing the end of his tenure at Strawberry Canyon, as Zach Maynard and the Cal offense continue their decline in becoming one of the worst units in the country.

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Cal better with Zach Maynard acting, not thinking.

When it comes to Cal and Jeff Tedford, the California Golden Bears are better off letting Zach Maynard act rather than think.

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Zach Maynard needs some help from Jeff Tedford.

California Golden Bears quarterback Zach Maynard has been struggling with accuracy, command, and decision-making, but he could be performing better if head coach Jeff Tedford was putting him in better position to succeed.

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USC looks to throttle Cal again

After their stunning loss at Stanford, an angry USC Trojans team looks to jumpstart their season after they face the California Golden Bears.

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Cal tries to overcome mental block against USC

The California Golden Bears must embrace their own fears this week if they expect to have any shot of beating USC.

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Cal plays well against Ohio State, but can't win

Jeff Tedford and the California Golden Bears put up a respectable effort against the Ohio State Buckeyes, but came up short again. Can Cal turn it around and finally break through against USC?

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Can Cal contain Braxton Miller?

The Cal defense will have a tough time trying to stop Braxton Miller this weekend when the California Golden Bears take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Why Cal is struggling pre-Ohio State

The California Golden Bears are struggling with inexperience and injuries along the offensive line and the front seven, which is why they lost to Nevada, had trouble with Southern Utah, and will be heavy underdogs against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Colorado, WSU and Cal have cupcakes ahead

The California Golden Bears take on Southern Utah, the Washington State Cougars take on Eastern Washington, and the Colorado Buffaloes battle Sacramento State.

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Jeff Tedford in trouble after Cal loss to Nevada

The California Golden Bears now have a brand-new Memorial Stadium, but the opening season loss to Nevada has raised questions about the job security of Jeff Tedford.

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Cal returns to Memorial Stadium

The California Golden Bears return to Memorial Stadium today. What can we expect from the new Cal against Nevada?

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Our recruiting evaluation of Cal QB Zach Kline

We conclude our look at Pac-12 quarterbacks by checking out Zach Kline, the California Golden Bear quarterback commit from San Ramon Valley for the 2012 recruiting class.

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