While the bulk of this article echos sentiments we've been hearing all week, an interesting collection of some of our coach's unique "Sonnyisms" and the nature of his relationship with Offensive Coordinator Tony Franklin, including how the two split playcalling duties.
On offensive coordinator Tony Franklin: "He'll call the plays. I'll do a lot of the situational stuff - 'We've got the ball at midfield. It's third and 7.' I'm going to tell him, 'Hey you've got two downs,' that type of stuff. There are times I'll say, 'Let's run the ball here. Take a shot here.' It's more game management than specific plays. We've been around each other 16 years, which is a big deal."
Does Franklin make the same decisions as Dykes? "If it works, I would have made it."
Women's Water Polo
- It was (incoming) Bear vs. (incoming) Bear as soon-to-be freshmen faced off representing Spain and Hungary in the semifinals of the FINA World Championships, with Spain coming out on top
Track and Field
- Five-time SEC triple jump champion Nkosinza Balumbu has been promoted to assistant coach after spending a year as a volunteer
- A massive group of seven (seven!) Cal golfers have made their way through the first round of the Western Amateur
- A school record has been set as four Bears have been named to the list of the Women's Golf Coaches Assoc. All-American Scholars
Women's Swimming and Diving
Men's Swimming and Diving
- Time to buy the 2013 Gameday shirt! ROLL ON YOU BEARS.
- Bolts From the Blue, SBN's San Diego Charger site, takes a look at Keenan Allen, their 25th most important player for the upcoming season.
- A video of Sonny Dykes at Bay Area Media Day, courtesy of Cal Athletics
- Uncle Ted reviews our defensive line and secondary
- Coach Dykes discusses a number of topics, including the difference between college coaches and professors and reaching out to Aaron Rodgers
- Which former Cal head coach visited Coach Dykes and the gorgeous new facilities?
- With an injury to WR Jeremy Maclin, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to look to DeSean Jackson to step up. Can he move past his attitude problems and become a leader? (Warning, accompanying video autoplays.)
- Nnamdi Asomugha returns home to the Bay, where he fights to re-establish himself as one of the best CBs in the NFL