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5-7, 4th in Pac 12 - North

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford announced the hiring of Ron Gould as its running backs coach Thursday. Gould spent the past four seasons as head coach at UC Davis after a 16-year tenure on Cal's coaching staff. In his career, Gould has coached C.J. Anderson, Shane Vereen and Marshawn Lynch, Jahvid Best and J.J. Arrington, among others.

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7dKyle Bonagura

Taking a look at each Pac-12 coach's best team

We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, QB Davis Webb and WR Chad Hansen both received invitations to the NFL combine, but Cal will be sending a third player to Indianapolis: long-snapper Bradley Northnagel.

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12dDavid Lombardi

Instant impact recruit: California

Cornerback Elijah Hicks might play right away for a Golden Bears defense that allowed 7.5 yards per pass attempt, ranking No. 83 in the country.

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16dKyle Bonagura

Post-signing day Pac-12 Power Rankings

With signing day in the books, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 Power Rankings will shake out in 2017. Did USC stay on top?

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Cochran, Cal's starting LT this past season, will transfer. Cochran will graduate from Cal in May and should be eligible to play immediately for his new team.

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21dDavid Lombardi

Lineman signs with Cal, learns of mother's death

Poutasi Poutasi, an offensive lineman who signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Cal, is mourning the death of his mother, who later in the day lost a battle with diabetes.

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21dESPN RecruitingNation

Grading the 2017 Pac-12 recruiting classes

USC stole the spotlight, but it wasn't the only Pac-12 power to ace national signing day. With six teams in the top 30, the Pac-12 made its presence felt on the recruiting trail.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal has two former head coaches as its coordinators: DC Tim DeRuyter (foreground), formerly at Fresno State, and OC Beau Baldwin (background), formerly at Eastern Washington.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Wilcox says that Cal will focus on building its defense, "but that's going to take more than one recruiting class -- that's how it goes."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Wilcox's first press conference as Cal's head coach is underway.

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21dErik McKinney

Alabama lands yet another ESPN 300 prospect

The rich got richer during the past hour of signing day, as Alabama, Michigan and Florida signed three of the top remaining ESPN 300 prospects.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal's 14-player recruiting class isn't big, and it certainly won't sizzle in rankings. But the Bears did sign a much-needed DB in Elijah Hicks, and their transition to a team that placed more emphasis on defense under new coach Justin Wilcox is underway. He, along with members of Cal's new staff, will meet the media soon.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal signee Biaggio Ali Walsh, a running back, is Muhammad Ali's grandson.

ESPN Stats & Info

Judging QBs an inexact science

Only two quarterbacks drafted No. 1 since 2009 were top-15 recruits out of high school. Sam Bradford was unranked and Jared Goff barely made the ESPN 300.

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After losing Elijah Lee to the NFL draft, linebacker was a position of priority for Kansas State. And to fill that priority, the Wildcats have added a commitment from Da'Quan Patton, the No. 5 junior-college outside linebacker out of Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College. Patton originally signed with Cal in December but with the coaching transition in Berkeley he ended up being able to get out of the NLI, visited Manhattan and is already on campus. Patton earned second team All-America honors and was his league's defensive player of the year.

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