After seven straight bowl seasons between 2003 and 2009, Cal has missed a bowl in two of the last three. Last year was especially ugly, as the Golden Bears went 3-9 for their worst season since 2001. Cal was bad offensively and defensively, but they plan to have a much better offense for this season. New coach Sonny Dykes comes from a Louisiana Tech program that really broke it open offensively, so that’s the goal again in Berkeley. He’ll need to develop a quarterback though, as experienced Allan Bridgford enters his senior year as the presumable starter but he’s never looked sharp in game action. Cal loses Isi Sofele and C.J. Anderson, the effective and balanced rushing duo last season, and they’ll need stars to step up there too. Basically Dykes brings in the gameplan and offensive focus, but he’ll need to first identify what he’s working with before Cal can see improvement. Defensively, Cal will switch from a 3-4 to a 4-3 base formation, and although there are no guaranteed results, they’re likely to do better than last year’s 98th ranked squad. A rough schedule, including two non-conference games against the Big Ten (vs Northwestern and Ohio State, both likely losses), will hurt Cal’s chances for a bowl, but an increase of a couple wins isn’t out of the question.
The University of California Golden Bears are members of the Pac-12 Conference. They operate at recently renovated California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, which holds just over 62,000 fans. The Golden Bears have had many famous NFL players throughout the years; however, currently the most notable include: Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Cal has claimed five national titles, 14 conference titles, and has made 21 bowl appearances. They have rivalries with Stanford and UCLA, although Cal will be overmatched by both this season. The Golden Bears look to get back to their winning ways and Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the action. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for all your college football needs this season!