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Golden Nuggets: Cal and Texas to play Home-and-Home in 2015-2016

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Breaking News! CGB has learned from inside sources in the Athletic Department that the Golden Bears and Longhorns will tangle in Berkeley and Austin in a few years (alright, it's six years away, but hey, can't come fast enough!). The official announcement should come tomorrow or Saturday, but it has been wrapped up. I'm sure that gives Cal fans plenty of time to get their Mack Brown Hate on, although he might be long retired by the time we get there.

Should be more details about that future stuff, but let's get ourselves back in the present. Onto Saturday predictions.

Adam Rittenberg, ESPN's Big Ten blogger, predicts a 35-23 Cal victory.

 I could see Cal starting slow, but the Bears shouldn't be nearly as flat as they were last year against Maryland. Minnesota has done some nice things on defense, but Cal's offense seems just too powerful. The Gophers haven't found offensive playmakers aside from wide receiver Eric Decker and aren't able to keep up with Cal on the scoreboard.

Our good friend Ted Miller predicts a 35-21 Cal victory.

This game should make Cal fans nervous, if only because the Bears have not of late been the same team on the road. Minnesota is experienced, with 17 starters back from a crew that went 7-6 in 2008 and the Gophers are playing in their new stadium in front of what figures to be a raucous crowd. Still, you look at Cal's roster and the Bears have such a speed advantage it's hard to pick against them. 

Bruce Feldman predicts a 30-13 Cal win.

Rick Pizzo and Chris Martin of the Big Ten Network both predict Cal victories, 31-14, 35-13.

After the jump we have football injury updates, Memorial Stadium renovation news, questions about why Tedford left his starters in so long against EWU, previews of all Cal sports events for this weekend, and much more.