When Jared Goff takes the field at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31 against No. 22 Northwestern, he will be Cal’s first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener at least since World War II.
Named the Bears’ starter on Friday by first-year coach Sonny Dykes, will Goff be equipped to handle the pressure?
“I think he’ll do great,” said Mazi Moayed, who coached him for three seasons at Marin Catholic High in Kentfield.
“What’s going to help him out a lot is his calm and coolness. He doesn’t really get rattled,” said Moayed, recalling a playoff game during Goff’s sophomore season when he threw four second-half touchdown passes to rally his team.
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