Cal football: Lindy’s weighs in

We reported earlier what Athlon thinks of the 2009 Bears. Lindy’s College Football Preview is out and the publication picks Cal No. 12 nationally and to finish in second place in the Pac-10.

Lindy’s picks running back Jahvid Best and cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson as First Team All-Americans.  It also has other accolades for Best:

–No. 4 Heisman Trophy candidate

–No. 2 NFL prospect in the Pac-10 (USC safety Taylor Mays is No. 1)

–No. 1 running back in the country

–MVP of the Pac-10

Lindy’s puts Best, Thompson, left tackle Mike Tepper and punter Bryan Anger on the All-Pac-10 first team. It puts right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and defensive end Tyson Alualu on the second team.

Thompson is rated as the No. 2 cornerback in the country behind Kentucky’s Trevard Lindley. Anger is listed as the No. 3 punter behind Baylor’s Derek Epperson and Michigan’s Zoltan Mesko.

Lindy’s also says Cal has the No. 8 offensive line in the country and the No. 6 secondary.

Other notes on Cal from Lindy’s:

–USC’s visit to Cal on Oct. 3 is listed as one of the top 12 conference games across the nation this season.

–Lindy’s selected an all-decade team and Alex Mack was the second team center.

–The publication lists its top 100 recruits for 2010 and two Cal commits are among the rankings: quarterback Austin Hinder checks in at No. 76 and linebacker Cecil Whiteside is No. 91.

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.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Wow afte reading Lindy’s did I awaken to find out it was the year 2006 again? Corso and Herbie aren’t through with the pump job quite yet.

  • milo

    Moron — don’t look now the NCAA is following you and your $C pals! Quick, throw them some money!

  • MountainJim

    Don’t lie. You had to have someone read it to you.

  • Scotty Mon


    You are a pump job yourself. Now go wipe yourself off.

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Was watching CF Live and Rod Gilmore picked Oregon to unseat U$C this year. Looks like more people are jumping from the SUC bandwagon. Gilmore was a fine player at Stanford and he knows what he is talking.

  • MoreNCsarecoming
  • Will

    Very good, Patty Cakes, you can read. You should spend more time ragging on women’s sports, you make yourself look like not only a fool, but a sexist pig as well.


    A very good article by Wolf. Just the facts.


  • Pete Carroll

    Regarding the Wilner article, one poster had it right, it comes down to QB play. Kevin Riley will surprise everyone but me. Pass protection will be better than last year. The passing game will be dramatically improved in 2009, this will open up more opportunities for Best and Vereen. Cal will win the Pac-10 in 2009 and play in the Rose Bowl.

    Who knows better than Pete Carroll?

  • Scotty Mon

    Riley just needs to lose his affection for burning the herb. Once his head clears, he should be back on top of his game.