Something old, something new

Hello, everybody. This is Jonathan Okanes, your new Cal football beat writer. I’m taking over for Jay Heater, who recently left our newspaper. I’m taking over this blog as well, and am looking forward to offering you as much information and insight as possible. I’ll be checking in as much as I can and welcome your reaction and comments.

Just a little about me: Although I’m new to Cal football, I’m not new to Cal. I spent the past four years covering Cal’s basketball team. I’ve worked at the Times since 1998, starting out as a prep sports writer and covering almost everything under the sun since. I spent one season as a Stanford football beat writer, one with the Sharks, and have regularly covered the A’s and Giants over the years.

In addition to football, I will try to use the blog as a way to keep you updated on other Cal sports as well.

I’m looking forward to getting started. I’ll be in touch soon.


Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.