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Cal football: Former coach Snyder dies

Filed by Ben Enos, filling in for Jonathan Okanes

Sad news for Bear fans today as the Associated Press is reporting that former Cal coach Bruce Snyder has passed away after a 10-month fight with cancer. You can read the AP story here.

Snyder coached at Cal from 1987-91, leading them to the Copper Bowl (1990) and the Citrus Bowl (1991). In 1991, the Bears finished ranked No. 7 in the USA Today poll, No. 8 in the AP Poll.

We’ll have reaction from former players and colleagues later on, but for now you can visit our home page to sign the guestbook.

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.