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ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared Cal three-star 2017 QB Chase Garbers to Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard.

"Everything is smooth and consistent with [Beathard and Garbers]," Luginbill wrote. "There's no real wow factor in any one particular area, just good football prowess, skill and instincts." He calls the 6-foot-2, 191-pounder an "an ideal fit for Cal’s version of the spread as he’s a distributor of the football and can make the throws." Along with Chase Forrest and Ross Bowers, Garbers figures to compete for the starting job come 2017. 2016 should be Davis Webb's show.
Jun 22 - 2:34 PM

Three-star 2017 QB Chase Garbers committed to Cal.

Garbers took to Twitter to announce his commitment. Vanderbilt, Boise State and Washington were all serious contenders for the 6-foot-2, 191-pounder before Cal earned the pledge. As a junior at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Garbers threw for 2,715 yards with a 33/3 TD/INT ratio. He stands as Cal's eighth commitment for the 2017 cycle.
Jun 22 - 1:24 PM

California senior RB Khalfani Muhammad collected a pair of seventh-place finishes this spring in the 100- and 200-meter runs at the Pac-12 outdoor track championships.

Over his first three seasons for the Golden Bears, Muhammad has posted 1,246 rushing yards and nine touchdowns along with 38 receptions for 439 yards and three scores. With Daniel Lasco off to the NFL, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound Muhammad is looking at an increased workload this fall.
Jun 10 - 2:46 PM

Cal graduate QB Zach Kline plans to transfer for his final season of eligibility.

Kline has been a nomad during his college career, beginning at Cal before transferring to a Junior College, then to Indiana State, then back to Cal. The move might be in response to Davis Webb joining Cal after transferring to Texas Tech.
Source: ESPN
Jun 3 - 10:47 AM

USC told three-star 2017 QB Chase Garbers that if he performs well in summer camp, they might make him an offer.

Garbers confided in Rivals' Adam Gorney that the Trojans compared his situation to that of redshirt freshman QB Sam Darnold, who himself only earned an offer after strong camp work in the summer of 2014. As for schools that have outstanding offers to the 6-foot-2, 191-pound gunslinger, Gorney notes that Cal and Washington currently hold an edge for Garbers' commitment, with Vanderbilt and Boise State also "seriously in the running."
Source: Rivals
May 30 - 2:01 PM

Cal graduate QB Davis Webb enrolled at the university on Wednesday.

This was expected and completes Webb's somewhat awkward transfer from Texas Tech. He had been pledged to Colorado for much of the offseason before reversing course and joining Cal earlier this month. The 6-foot-5, 209-pounder threw for 5,557 yards (61.4% completions) with a 46/22 TD/INT ratio in 23 games with the Red Raiders. Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo would like to see him improve his work against the zone as well as his speed in moving through progressions as he moves closer to the NFL.
May 28 - 3:09 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo believes Cal graduate QB Davis Webb "will attract the NFL’s attention" but must "make better decisions against zone coverage."

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb recently signed with the Golden Bears as a grad transfer with an eye on taking over for Jared Goff. At Texas Tech in 2014, the big-armed Webb ranked No. 16 with a big-time throw percentage of 5.43 percent. "He can throw with accuracy and touch both between and outside the numbers, but his flashes of brilliance were accompanied equally by head-scratching throws," Palazzolo wrote. While Webb proved adept at shredding teams downfield, his 5.71 percent rate of turnover-worthy plays (13 interceptions on only 345 attempts in 2014) forced the Red Raiders to hand his job to a guy named Patrick Mahomes, who never gave it back. "Webb is often mechanical and robotic in the pocket and a little too slow to get through his progressions," Palazzolo wrote. "However, the flashes are enough to think that Webb can have success in the Pac-12, particularly since he’s moving to a similar offensive system."
May 26 - 8:14 PM

Cal graduate QB Davis Webb defended his decision to transfer to Cal over Colorado, telling FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman, "I only have one year to do this."

Webb -- who committed to a Colorado transfer in January -- indicated that he called Buffs' HC Mike MacIntyre to inform him of his ultimate decision to jump over to Cal earlier this month. He didn't want MacIntyre to hear the news second-hand. "When I committed in January, that was the best situation for me, but then something that fit me better came along," Webb said, later adding, "I really want to get to know as many of [the Cal players] (in the next few weeks) as I can and embrace the culture here that Coach (Sonny) Dykes has created."
Source: FOX Sports
May 23 - 12:25 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Cal graduate QB Davis Webb the No. 1 senior quarterback prospect for 2017.

Webb (formerly of Texas Tech) broke a long-standing transfer commitment to Colorado and jumped over to Cal earlier this week. He is technically not a senior, having already graduated, but Kiper smashes him onto the top of his senior list regardless. Minnesota's Mitch Leidner and Ole Miss' Chad Kelly round out the top three on that list. The analyst wrote that Webb "has an NFL skill set and is a player NFL teams will watch closely," adding that the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder "could thrive in the draft process."
May 21 - 6:48 PM

Texas Tech graduate QB Davis Webb spurned Colorado and transferred to California.

Webb pledged his final season of eligibility to Mike MacIntyre's Buffaloes in January. Rumors of a re-opened process started in the month that followed. On Wednesday, Bears HC Sonny Dykes officially flipped Webb to complete the stunning eleventh-hour coup. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb posted a 46/22 career TD/INT rate for the Red Raiders before losing his starting job to Pat Mahomes. In 2013, former HC Kliff Kingsbury said Webb had top-five NFL Draft talent due to his size, arm and mind. "He has a chance to be very special," Kingsbury said. Eligible to play immediately, Webb isn't guaranteed Jared Goff's old gig, but he should be considered the prohibitive favorite heading into the summer.
May 18 - 4:45 PM

49ers signed Cal WR Bryce Treggs.

Treggs (5'11, 185) finished out a decorated collegiate career with 195 catches (third in Cal history), 2,506 yards receiving (fourth) and 15 touchdowns (tied for ninth). He arrives in San Francisco with 4.39 wheels (would have tied for No. 2 among receivers at the Combine) and chip-and-a-chair longshot odds. Today, Treggs probably sits No. 11 or 12 on the 49ers' WR depth chart.
May 11 - 6:56 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo pegs Cal redshirt sophomore QB Chase Forrest as the favorite to start.

Ross Bowers and Zach Kline are also legitimate contenders to replace Jared Goff. Bowers, a redshirt freshman, was an Elite 11 finalist in 2014. Kline, a senior, is a former highly-touted Cal recruit who returned to the school recently as a transfer. Bears HC Sonny Dykes has said he won't announce his starter until the summer.
May 10 - 2:40 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco assigned the Rams a B+ for their draft machinations.

While many analysts have questioned whether the Rams surrendered too much in terms of draft picks in order to move from No. 15 to No. 1, Prisco sees the deal as a justified one. "Making the move up to the top spot to land quarterback Jared Goff was a smart move," he wrote, later adding, "Moving to Los Angeles this season, they can now start with a franchise passer under center. That's big. It's bold. It's also risky. But it's the move they had to make." The analyst did question the team's decision to draft Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee in the fourth round (due to his recent arrest), but countered that with some love for South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper, whom he believes "has a chance to come in and play as the third receiver right away." Given that the Rams brought in the vacant shell of Wes Welker in the middle of last season and viewed him as a viable receiving option, Prisco's assessment of Cooper sounds about right.
Source: CBS Sports
May 8 - 7:28 PM

After his first professional practice, Rams QB Jared Goff said, "The way they say it, and it's absolutely right, it's almost like learning a different language [in the pros]."

"I felt like I picked it up as I went along, and it got better," Goff explained. Not surprisingly, playing under center is one aspect the No. 1 overall selection is learning as he adjusts to the Rams' alleged NFL-caliber offense. Said the former Cal standout, "There is a lot that translates. Most of the (shotgun) stuff translates, almost all of it. Then there's under-center stuff that I'm picking up as I go along." We will have a much better idea of Goff's acclimation to the NFL once training camps get underway. Rookie minicamps hold little weight in the larger scheme of things.
May 7 - 7:09 PM

Rams owners Sam Kroenke compared Cal QB Jared Goff to Kurt Warner.

"Some guys [like Kurt Warner] have [the vision], some guys don’t. Whether it’s Arena Football that gave it to him or whatever, but he can see. And Jared has that. It’s the vision thing," Kroenke said. There are marked differences between Goff and Warner of course, namely their paths to the NFL. Warner only managed to stick in the league after an Arena Football stint, whereas Goff was selected No. 1 overall in the draft. Kroenke is not concerned about the pressure, though. "He will not be overwhelmed, being in L.A.," the owner said.
Source: USA Today
May 7 - 12:34 PM


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