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5-7, 4th in Pac 12 - North

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal announced it has hired USC associate head strength and conditioning coach Torre Becton as its head strength and conditioning coach.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cal strength coach Torre Becton used to be on the staff at Washington. Upon reaching the CFP, many of this season's Husky seniors credited Becton for the mentality he helped instill in them back when they were freshmen.

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1dKyle Bonagura

Three questions for Cal in 2017

New Cal head coach Justin Wilcox faces many challenges as he tries to turn around a program in a tough Pac-12 conference.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is California's schedule in 2017: Sept. 2 at North Carolina; Sept. 9 vs Weber State; Sept. 16 vs Ole Miss; Sept 23 vs USC; Sept. 30 at Oregon; Oct. 7 at Washington; Oct. 13 vs Washington State; Oct. 21 vs Arizona; Oct. 28 at Colorado; Nov. 4 vs Oregon State; Nov. 18 at Stanford; Nov. 24 at UCLA

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2dKyle Bonagura

Replacing the Pac-12 NFL draft early entries

Filling the void left by Christian McCaffrey's departure will fall to Bryce Love at Stanford; he's not the only Pac-12 player with big shoes to fill.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin announced he will leave the school to become the offensive coordinator at Cal. He was 84-31 in nine seasons.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Source: TCU adding ex-Cal coach Dykes to staff

A source confirmed to ESPN that TCU is adding former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes to its staff. Cal fired Dykes this month after completing his fourth season at the school.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Former Cal coach Sonny Dykes will join the TCU staff. His role is still to be determined. HornedFrogBlitz.com first reported the move. Cal surprisingly fired Dykes last week after four seasons with the Bears. TCU recently lost co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham to Kansas.

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New Cal football coach Justin Wilcox was defensive coordinator at Wisconsin, where the Badgers defense ranked 4th in FBS in points allowed per game allowed and 7th in yards allowed per game.Cal ranked 127th in points allowed per game and 125th in yards allowed per game this season.

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6dJeff Goodman and Brett McMurphy

Wilcox named Cal coach; 5-year deal, source says

Cal officially announced the hiring of Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox as its new head coach Saturday. The deal is for five years, according to a source.

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7dBrett McMurphy and Jeff Goodman

Sources: Cal offers job to Wisconsin DC Wilcox

California has offered Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox its head-coaching position, sources told ESPN. Wilcox has previously served as an assistant at several Pac-12 schools.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

If Cal finalizes this deal with Justin Wilcox, the Bears would move from an exclusively offensive-minded head coach in Sonny Dykes to a former defensive coordinator.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal is in final negotiations with Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to make Wilcox its next coach, sources tell ESPN. Wilcox was a Cal assistant early in his career, and has been defensive coordinator at Boise State, Tennessee, Washington, USC and Wisconsin.

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10dDavid Lombardi

Source: Cal to interview Jake Spavital Tuesday

A source told ESPN that California interim football coach Jake Spavital is scheduled to interview for the Golden Bears' head-coaching job on Tuesday.

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10dDavid Lombardi

Biggest area of need: California

Cal has struggled mightily on defense, but until the new coaching staff is in place, we won't have any clues as to the direction the defense will take.

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Champ. Drive: Dykes Dismissal A Stunner

Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg, Ryan McGee and Matt Schick react to Cal's dismissal of Sonny Dykes and discuss the options for the program moving forward.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

In summary, Cal AD Mike Williams said that on-field and academic performance under Sonny Dykes did not lead to the coach's firing. But Williams did emphasize that Cal wants a "committed" football coach and he did say that Dykes' interview with Baylor was part of the 6-week long evaluation that ended with this morning's termination.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal AD Mike Williams confirms that Sonny Dykes was technically fired without cause, but he did acknowledge that Dykes' interview with Baylor played a role. "It's part of the overall evaluation," Williams said. "We want to make sure that we have a coach who wants to be here. We want a football coach who understands that and wants to be part of that."

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Cal AD explains timing of firing Sonny Dykes (0:27)
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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal AD Mike Williams explains why it took so long -- about a month and a half -- to fire Sonny Dykes.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal AD Mike Williams at a presser after his firing of Sonny Dykes. "We did not want to make this decision until we were ready."

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