BERKELEY (CBS Sports) — Senior Allen Bridgford, the only experienced quarterback on the Cal Golden Bears roster, might be on his way out and has left the team to mull over his options.
“He kind of got some news from us that he was going to get some reduced reps. Decided he’s going to take a day or two to kind of assess things,” Cal coach Sonny Dykes said, noting that Bridgford would discuss his options with his family and report back to the coaching staff by Monday.
Dykes said Bridgford would be welcome to return. “It wouldn’t be a big deal,” he added.
Bridgford threw 68 passes last season while starting three games in place of Zach Maynard, completing 31 of them for 277 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions. However, the first spring sessions under Dykes have seen Zach Kline, Austin Hinder and Jared Goff getting the most reps.
If Bridgford is considering leaving, it may be because he sees the writing on the wall. Kline, a highly touted recruit from the class of 2012 who redshirted last season, is considered the favorite to start this fall, though Hinder, a junior, is pushing him.
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