Quarterback Zach Kline, who was once one of the most highly rated recruits in the country, announced he will transfer from Cal for a second time.
Kline was the No. 2-ranked quarterback in the class of 2012 and redshirted under Jeff Tedford in his first season. He was widely expected to take over as the Bears' starting quarterback the following season, but lost a competition with a lesser-known quarterback named Jared Goff. Coach Sonny Dykes' decision to start Goff over Kline wasn't popular at the time, but, of course, it turned out just fine for the Bears as Goff developed into one of the best quarterbacks in Pac-12 history and was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
— Zach Kline (@zachklineQB) June 2, 2016
After sitting behind Goff for a year, Kline opted to transfer. At first, he planned to head to Oregon State, but instead went to Butte College. After a year there, he transferred to Indiana State, where he did not start, and returned to Cal after one season in order to graduate from the school (which he did in late May). Kline participated with the Bears as a walk-on during spring practice, but will not stick around with the starting job almost assuredly going to Texas Tech transfer Davis Webb.