Football: Goff throws 3 TDs in 1st scrimmage

It was just a 45-minute spring scrimmage, but freshman Jared Goff continues to shine, throwing three TD passes to highlight a performance by Cal’s quarterbacks that pleased coach Sonny Dykes.

Goff, who arrived on campus mid-year from Marin Catholic HS in Kentfield, was 13 for 2 for 168 yards. Redshirt freshman Zach Kline, formerly of San Ramon Valley HS in Danville, was 6 for 8 for 134 yards, including a 97-yard TD to Joel Willis. Sophomore Austin Hinder was 6 for 10 for 83 yards and a TD.

“We were trying to throw every possible scenario that we could throw at them today to see if it affected their thought process or the way they played or handled things,” Dykes said. “I didn’t think it affected any of them. I thought they all did a good job of just trying to go out there and execute plays and not try to do too much.”


Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    If goff starts. Me and kline are out of here.

  • Picard

    Good. Although, I hope Kline stays.

  • eephus


  • HungryCalBear

    I prefer we “save” Goff too, but if he is better is it fair to blue-shirt him? Kline would transfer for sure. Interesting dilemma.

  • covinared

    Too early to predict goff beating out kline and kline transferring.

  • Juancho

    I honestly cant remember a recent positive dilemma like this one. Where we have two young guys who seem to have “it”. And who both seem like great fits. Plus hinder is in this too.

    It will be fascinating to waych unfold.

    On the one hand it seems goff is earning the starting spot. On the other hand nine of the qbs have had to react to a real game or get knocked into the turf by an opposing team mits one thing to evaluate these guys in practice when theyre wearing yellow jerseys. It will be interesting to see how the starter reacts to the real thing opening week. And in terms of bouncing back from hits, goff looks half the width of kline and hinder.

    I think hinder is the best runner of the three hands down. I think kline has the strongest am hands down. I think goff might be the most accurate.

    Thats just the football side.

    If you look at it from the sonny dykes job side, can you imagine if he went all in with goff. Then kline did transfer. Then goff stumbled? He would immediately end his honey moon period. But, if he named goff the starter and goff is the real deal, hell be the second coming.

    The safe thing for dykes is to start hinder. Klje as his backup. And goff at number three. But thats what tedford would do if bridgeford was gone.

    The safe thing was to keep ron gould too. But the sonny man cut all ties with the tedford era. And thats what makes me think he may indeed start goff. Bc the other two guys are from the old regime. And while hinder and kline have gone through what i termed as the tedford devaluation last year, goff hasnt. Goff looks smooth bc he was playing competitive football a couple months ago. Hinder hasnt played a meaningful game in three years or so. Kline hasnt in one year. Theyre like cars rusting in the garage. Whereas goff has been on the track burnin rubber.

    I honestly dont remember a parallel to this at cal.

  • Gobears49

    Glad to see that my evaluation that Goff passed more accurately than the other two QB’s the day I watched them has been confirmed by, it appears, the same thing happening at another practice.

    The typical method that coaches use is to not start at true freshman at QB unless they are significantly better than the other QB’s, to preserve their eligibility until later years, when the presumably will be even better. That method also does not encourage other QB’s on the roster to transfer.

    I’m not sure that Goff is significantly better than Kline or Hinder now. But, on the other hand, I’m not sure that Dykes follows the typical method of determining who plays at QB.

  • Juancho

    Theyre releasing the first depth chart monday. How about predictions on who will be listed as starting qb?

    I say Goff.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Hey, Kline goes 6 for 8. That ain’t bad.

    But when you got a kid that gets 13 for 2!!! Jesus actually wearing cletes couldn’t pull that off. Gotta be PEDs. Jeff, look into it.

  • discdude

    For whomever went to the practice, calbears.com says they ran about 90 plays. So, since Goff threw 2 times…er, 23 times and Kline only 8, does that mean that Goff was in there for significantly more plays overall? Or did they just have more running plays when Kline was in? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Rollonubears

    Line up three qbs and confuse the hell out of the defense.

  • Juancho

    Disc its both.

    They rotated drives. But goff was with the ones. So its not surprising he had longer drives. Kline was with the twos and i believe hinder was with the threes.

    I did notice klines drives included more running plays to the RB. I think on one of his drives the RB fumbled too.

    Hinder didnt really look special as a thrower to me. He looked like he could do the job. He had one run though where he looked REAL GOOD. But as far as throwing kline and goff are special.

    Boehm should switch positions. Kid is built.