Jared Goff admitted his confidence was a bit shaken when the California freshman quarterback was benched in the first quarter of last week’s loss to No. 2 Oregon.
Kenny Guiton threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first six minutes of his first career start and No. 4 Ohio State rolled to its 15th straight victory, 52-34 over California on Saturday.
Freshman quarterback Jared Goff passed for 485 yards and two touchdowns to give coach Sonny Dykes his first win at California while leading the Golden Bears to a 37-30 win over Portland State on Saturday.
With a freshman quarterback, a new coaching staff and overhauled systems on both offense and defense, California comes into its season opener against No. 22 Northwestern on Saturday night with the element of surprise on its side.
The first major question Sonny Dykes must answer as football coach at California is the same one that bedeviled his predecessor Jeff Tedford in his final years as Golden Bears coach.
The Detroit Lions have released running back Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick from 2010 who hasn’t played since October 2011 because of concussion problems.
Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in assists and steals, and was a 10-time All-Star. But he struggled badly in the playoffs for the Knicks shortly after turning 40 and decided to walk away with two years and more than $6 million left on the deal he signed last summer.
Danny Barrett led Cal to the Collegiate Rugby Championship title, scoring twice in the first half in a 19-14 victory over Life University on Sunday.
The No. 1-ranked Cal team is seven shots back in a tie for fourth place with Illinois after a first-day 277. Cal started slowly, but rallied on the way in, and the Bears remain the overwhelming favorite to win.
Former California Golden Bear running back Chuck Muncie has died at the age of 60. The cause of death was a heart attack.