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Football: Cal LB Mychal Kendricks named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

It’s a good day for Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Receiver Keenan Allen, left tackle Mitchell Schwartz and punter Bryan Anger also earned first-team honors, and defensive end Trevor Guyton was second-team. Stanford QB Andrew Luck was the Offensive Player of the Year and Stanford coach David Shaw was Coach of the Year.

A bit more to come …

Joe Stiglich

  • rob bear

    Congratulations to the above mentioned Bears! For all of your efforts, hard work, sweat and hustle, you have been rewarded by your peers and I applaud each and every one of you for making us want to keep tabs on our alma mater. NICE WORK!

  • milo

    Yes! Another great Cal Linebacker!

  • Kent

    Coach of the Year is David Shaw?…while not politically popular…I think Lane Kiffin deserves coach of the year..and this is coming from someone who did not think Kiffin was a coach of substance…but I think he had a tough job to get his players to play at a high level when they had all the sanctions against them…losing to ASU is a head scratcher…but he endured a tough loss to Stanford and still had his team pumped to play Oregon. OK…as I pause before hitting “submite comment”….maybe Kiffin does not deserve it…just because he’s a jerk….how about Neuheisal? he got his team in the conference championship game…how’s that for a send off?!?

    Seriously, there are no great performances in the Pac-12 this year…Stanford lost its most important game (at home to Oregon). Oregon lost yet another game against a top non-conference foe demonstrating they are not quite ready for “prime time” (see LSU, see Auburn, see Ohio St.) USC lost to ASU…that’s just embarrasing…but SC is playing the best ball in the conference at years’ end.

    Acutally, I’d love for Alabama to Play SC to prove ‘Bama is good enough to play is the BCS Championship game. (But that’s off the point).

    My vote for Coach of the year…no one!

  • Jim

    Kent,
    seriously, YOU should check Ohio State …

    Ohio St. Buckeyes
    6-6 (3-5), 4th Big Ten – Leaders Division

    However, looks like Urban Meyer is their new coach so next year will be interesting.

  • 707 Bear

    Speaking of Ohio State, get your tickets early.

    Cal @ Ohio State September 15, 2012
    Ohio State @ Cal September 14, 2013

    Care to speculate who will be the QB for the 2013 game?

  • Bears07

    Congrats to Kendricks (and the rest of the guys)! Truly well deserved!