Golden Nuggets: Football is upon us!

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The long offseason is coming to an end! If you're not ready for the Bear Raid, now's your chance--prepare!

The official Cal site has the perfect primer to prepare you for the 2013 season.

Dykes inherits a 2013 Cal squad that will be one of the nation's youngest with a preseason experience rating that is No. 12 in the Pac-12 and No. 125 out of No. 126 teams according to Phil Steele's combined experience chart, with Louisiana Tech ironically the only team in the nation with less experience than the Bears.

"This is a talented but young team," Dykes said. "There may be some bumps in the road, but we look forward to the veterans we have playing well and getting strong contributions from many of our talented young guys early in their careers."

At the forefront of the team's youth movement is the quarterback position, where none of the five Bears on the roster have yet to take a snap in a collegiate game. Despite the lack of experience, Cal does have a talented and highly-touted trio of quarterbacks to choose from in junior Austin Hinder, redshirt freshman Zach Kline and true freshman Jared Goff. The trio began battling for the starting job last spring and will continue when training camp opens in what Athlon lists as one of the top 12 quarterback battles in the country heading into the 2013 campaign.

The article has a great look at various position groups throughout the team. Commit it to memory and impress all your friends!

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