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  1. Mailbag: Can Cal get to .500?

    Kevin Gemmell

    Last mailbag from me for a couple weeks. Enjoy. And follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. Lawrence in Inglewood, Calif., writes: Each week, I scroll through the mailbag, hoping to see a Cal logo, and alas, nothing. So here's this: Sonny Dykes didn't ...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  2. Bears eager for DE Scarlett's return

    Kevin Gemmell

    While watching Cal's defense suffer last year, all defensive end Brennan Scarlett wanted to do was pitch in and give his guys a hand. Yet in a cruel act of irony, it was his hand that was keeping him off the field. After Scarlett broke the midd...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Athlon ranks the Pac-12 coaches

    Kevin Gemmell

    Athlon Sports is big on lists. And we're big on bringing you their lists because, well, it's the offseason, and it's fun. One annual list in particular always seems to get folks all hot and bothered, and that's their annual ranking of the Pac-12 c...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Lunch links: The Doctor is back

    Kevin Gemmell

    Happy Friday! Rich Rodriguez hopes his guys practice better after the break. Wide receiver Richard Smith intends to transfer. Some more on Sonny Dykes rounding out his staff. Some post-practice thoughts from Mike MacIntyre. Brian Jackson ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Mailbag: Stars don't always align

    Kevin Gemmell

    Last mailbag from me for a couple of weeks. If you've been saving up some really irritating and insulting questions, be sure to send them here. Chris in Tempe, Ariz., writes: Great piece on the coaching carousel! My thought is that, of course it w...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Mailbag: Top 25 and Hundley vs. Kelly

    Kevin Gemmell

    May the mailbag be ever in your favor. Peter writes: With regards to Pac-12 guys in the Super Bowl, I think you missed Sione Fua, Stanford. DT for the Broncos. Got picked up in November after getting cut by Carolina. I don't think he played Sunday...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  7. Season review: California

    Kevin Gemmell

    We continue our team-by-team review of the Pac-12 with California. Offense: The first thing that jumps out, by the very nature of Sonny Dykes' offense, is the passing yards. The Bears, behind true freshman quarterback Jared Goff, were third in the...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. Taking stock of the Pac-12's bottom three

    Kevin Gemmell

    This was the season the Pac-12 flexed its considerable depth. With nine teams -- 75 percent of the league -- bowl eligible and four ranked in the top 20 of the BCS standings, the Pac-12 asserted itself as arguably the deepest conference in colleg...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. Pac-12 lunch links: Battlefield, Los Angeles

    Kevin Gemmell

    What's the greatest chapter in your book? Are there pages where it hurts to look? What's the one regret you can't work through? You got it baby, mine would be you. Ka'Deem Carey is a Doak Walker finalist. ASU tries to keep its focus in a hype-...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Beavers look to keep momentum going

    Kevin Gemmell

    When Mike Riley and his Oregon State Beavers woke up on Aug. 31, they were ranked No. 25 in the country, poised for a big start and brimming with confidence. By the time Sept. 1 rolled around, Oregon State's reputation was red wine on white carpet...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  11. Tuesday mailbag: Silly Heisman moments

    Kevin Gemmell

    Welcome to the second half. Greg in Salt Lake City writes: "If you don't like where you are in the Power Rankings, play better." Oh, like maybe beat No. 5 Stanford? Done. Wait, that didn't really help. Utah is a few turnovers away from being undef...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. Mora, Bruins focused only on Cal

    Kevin Gemmell

    It's always interesting to hear a football coach be contrite. But to hear a coach shoulder the blame more than a year after a loss -- even after he openly shouldered it immediately afterwards -- is even more interesting. UCLA coach Jim Mora was ex...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  13. Tuesday mailbag: Washington aftermath

    Kevin Gemmell

    Welcome to the mailbag. I'm Kevin, your single-serving friend. A conglomerate of questions about Steve Sarkisian's postgame comments about the replay and Stanford faking injuries is a major theme in this week's mailbag. So here is a conglomerate a...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  14. Pac-12 lunch links: Players on mend

    Kevin Gemmell

    There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic, universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. Rich Rodriguez says he needs to trust his defensive depth. A ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  15. 'Bear Raid' cut from 'Air Raid' cloth

    Kevin Gemmell

    When Sonny Dykes was a graduate assistant at Kentucky in the late '90s under Hal Mumme and Mike Leach, he had a self-imposed gag order. "I just tried to keep my mouth shut and learn as much as I could," Dykes said. "They made a big impact on our p...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  16. What to watch in the Pac-12: Week 6

    Kevin Gemmell

    A few storylines to keep an eye on in Week 6 in the Pac-12. (Really? Week 6 already?) 50 for five? Oregon set a school record last week by scoring at least 50 points in four consecutive games. This week it faces a Colorado team that appears to be...

    Blog | October 03, 2013