Football: Goff’s high school coach says `he’ll do great’ as freshman starting QB for Bears

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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  • Jan K Oski

    Great write up, Jeff. I remember Taylor in ’86. He was super skinny like Goff, and he had a great touch with the ball. Hope the same is true for Goff, when the games start. I think he was a lot more weapons than Taylor. Who was that QB before WWII?

    Go(ff) Bears!

  • ConcordBear

    Jared Goff is not afraid
    Is smart
    Can make all the throws
    Has tremendous self confidence
    Is all about team
    Textbook feet
    Instincts that can’t be taught
    In this system sky high potential
    Bay Area born and bred

    A Lot of young QB’s have recently proven they can make an impact right away. His weight and strength gain gives me a lot of confidence he will run with this opportunity.


  • Kevin

    He is a kid that committed to Cal early (to Tedford originally), kept his commitment when Tedford got fired and Dykes was hired, has a dad that lettered for Cal in baseball and played a year of football too, and a mom that also attended Cal. There has been a lot of talk about some of the other QB candidate’s passion for the program, etc, but Jared is a guy that wants nothing more than to lead the Bear, and I can’t wait to watch him! Go Bears!!