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5-7, 4th in Pac 12 - North

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The coaching carousel isn't done spinning, but after Baylor announced it hired Temple's Matt Ruhle to be its new head coach, it looks like Sonny Dykes will remain at California. It's the second year in a row Dykes has pursued other jobs only not to be hired, which doesn't bode well for his future in Berkeley. It's hard to see the Dykes-Cal pairing last past the 2017 season.

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All-Pac-12 2016 football teams announced

With nine first-team selections, highlighted by Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Jake Browning, Washington dominated the All-Pac-12 team.

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Could Houston pry Dykes from Cal?

Adam Rittenberg points out that Houston would be able to keep Sonny Dykes longer than a younger, up-and-coming coach. Other experts note his strong ties to Texas. Who's next at Houston? (Insider)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The two national leaders in passing yards, Pat Mahomes and Cal's Davis Webb, were both on Texas Tech's roster last year.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

California's bowl hopes are still not dead, but it's not looking good for the Golden Bears. After Saturday's results, there are 76 bowl-eligible teams for 80 spots and two five-wins teams, Louisiana Lafayette and South Alabama, play again next week. Because there will not be enough bowl-eligible teams to fill all the bowls, like last year, the vacancies will be filled by 5-7 teams prioritized by their multi-year APR scores. Currently, Cal (APR 960) ranks No. 5 behind North Texas (984), Texas (971), Mississippi State (971) and Northern Illinois (970). Texas isn't expected to accept an invitation, but Cal will also be behind whoever wins the game between Louisiana Lafayette (would become bowl eligible) and Louisiana Monroe (would be 5-7, APR 967). Even if South Alabama is upset by New Mexico State next week, Cal would still two teams, including Texas, to decline their invitation.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal's two big questions moving forward: Will that defense at least return to mediocrity? And will the Bears successfully replace QB Davis Webb? He provided a good Band-Aid after Jared Goff's departure, but Sonny Dykes must find a more sustainable option now.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal, giving up a league-worst 45 ppg coming in, held UCLA to 10 in a 36-10 finale victory. The Golden Bears finish 5-7. Their offense was good enough to return to bowl eligibility for a second straight year, but their defense worsened significantly in 2016, leading to crippling losses against losing teams.

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UCLA's first six losses of the season came by an average of seven points. Their final two losses came by an average of 24 points.

Davis Webb breaks down Cal's 36-10 win over UCLA (1:32)
Bug Rivera catches a TD pass on Senior Day to put Cal up big (0:45)
Cal head coach Sonny Dykes breaks down his team's 12-0 lead at half (0:32)

Watch: UCLA at California

UCLA's 84.3 rushing yards per game is the second-lowest average in the nation, but Cal is allowing the second-most rushing yards at 290.1. Who will win the matchup on the ground between struggling units? Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Sonny Dykes could be the man for the job in Texas (0:46)

Team Stats

Passing Yards358.84th
Rushing Yards154.392nd
Points For37.123rd
Points Against42.6127th

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