Football notebook: Dykes `re-evaluates,’ Meyer talks Bigelow, Treggs OK, 150 recruits coming

For Cal’s football team, the young season already has created a buzz after a opening-night loss to a ranked opponent, then a minor gasp after a near-upset loss to an FCS foe.

Next up on the rollercoaster is No. 4 Ohio State, which visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday, closing out the Bears’ three-game nonconference schedule. Two weeks later, Cal dives into the Pac-12 with a trip to face No. 2 Oregon.

“Our schedule’s not getting any easier,” first-year coach Sonny Dykes said. “We’ve got to raise our level of play.”

After the encouraging loss to Northwestern and the uncomfortable win over Portland State, Dykes stepped back to reassess.

“In some ways, I’m re-evaluating where I thought we were probably and where we are,” he said.

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  • BlakeStreetBear

    Win or lose, I am looking forward to going to the game on Saturday. It should be another gorgeous Fall day in Berkeley and we will get to see some fireworks on the field, there is no doubt about that. Let’s hope the Bears get their share of big plays and impress those recruits! Go Bears!

  • John from Sacramento

    I am concerned that Kline has not played, and the lack of production in the 4th Quarter. No disrespect to the #1
    passing yardage producer, but it’s about points. And Goff has thrown two critical (one easy opportunity dropped by the Vikings)in the fourth quarter.

    Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew were great hall-of-fame hitters, but Reggie Jackson was the player with the rings and that others feared. To paraphrase Lennon, “All I am saying is give Kline a chance”.

  • ThisisCal

    I’m right there with you man. Will be a great Saturday for Bears football. Let’s give OSU our best shot. The odds are against us, but stranger things have happened. Let’s win this!! Go Bears!!!

  • BlueNGold

    I have to disagree with John from Sacramento. If Goff were perceived as the reason, or part of the reason, that so many Cal fans are wringing their hands right now, then it would make sense to give Kline a shot. But that is not what is happening here. Goff is one of the bright spots, and, lets face it, he needs the real game experience in order to improve.