Cal officially announces what David Esquer calls "a new era" in Golden Bears baseball with the…
PODCAST: The Day After
SAN FRANCISCO -- We take to the airwaves on the day after National Signing Day to grade out and break down the California football team's 25-man signing class.
[2014 RECRUITING: Cal Gets an Early Start on 2014 with Local RB ... Bears Make a Run at Pickett]
Miss all of the signing day happenings? Read the most in-depth accounting of the 2013 class in our SIGNING DAY CENTRAL, with exclusive video and in-depth analysis by the Cal Sports Digest staff and the biggest national recruiting analyst team in the nation.
[VIDEO ANALYSIS: Huffman Breaks Down the Pac-12]
What positional needs did the Bears have, and how well did the new coaching staff fill them? Did they do enough on the defensive back front? What can Cal fans expect from the 13 offensive and defensive line recruits? We talk about all that and more.
[ANALYSIS: Sensibility Over Style]
What will the quarterback competition between Zach Kline and Jared Goff look like when spring football starts on Feb. 25? Which gunslinger has the edge in the new offense? How have offseason passing workouts gone? Find out in our first 40 minutes.
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Also in our first segment, we break down running back signee Khalfani Muhammad, defensive line signee Ray Davison, kicker and spring enrollee Matt Anderson, linebacker Johnny Ragin III, inside receiver/tight end Ray Hudson, JC transfer Drake Whitehurst, defensive tackle and former Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake lacrosse defenseman Tony Mekari, as well as middle linebacker Chad Whitener.
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In our second segment, we turn our attention to the pro ranks, as five former Cal fooball players -- receiver Keenan Allen, defensive backs Steve Williams and Marc Anthony, running back C.J. Anderson and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.
[VIDEO: Anthony Earning His Way]
We also talk about a combine snub in three-year starting right tackle Matt Summers-Gavin.
[VIDEO: Senior Bowl: Schwenke Pancaking the South]
We then turn our attention to the recently-announced buy-out of former head coach Jeff Tedford, before launching into a discussion about the Cal basketball team and its prospects for the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas just over a month away, and what the Bears have to do over the final month of the regular season to improve their seeding.
Finally, it's nearly time for professional pitchers and catchers to report, but the Cal baseball team is already hard at work preparing for the Feb. 15 season-opener against Michigan at Evans Diamond. The 80-year old facility is set to see its first ever night game when Cal faces USC to kick off Pac-12 play on March 28, with a new video scoreboard coming in June. Who are the new faces in the lineup? Who's going to be taking the hill on the weekends? We answer all that and more.
So, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one and take a listen to the only show completely dedicated to Cal athletics!
COUNTDOWN TO FIRST PITCH
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