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Golden Nuggets: Cal's Greatest Quarterbacks Praise Aaron Rodgers

Several former Cal quarterbacks talk about the newest Golden Bear QB to play in the Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers.

Bartkowski, the first overall pick in the 1975 NFL draft, believes Rodgers, at 27, has emerged as the game's best.

"Nobody can compare with the track record of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, but this guy is right there at the same level," said Bartkowski, a two-time Pro Bowl pick for the Atlanta Falcons. "He makes throws I don't think anyone else can make. If they were all in the same age class, I wouldn't trade Aaron Rodgers for either one of those guys."

Morton, an All-American at Cal in 1964 who went on to play 18 NFL seasons, is not surprised by anything Rodgers has done. Morton attended Rodgers' pro day for NFL scouts six years ago and said, "It was the greatest workout I've ever seen by a quarterback, and that includes (John) Elway."

Having played in Super Bowl IV, Joe Kapp thinks Aaron Rodgers has what it takes to lead the Packers to victory.

"With hi-def (TV), you can see right in the players' eyes. You can see into their soul," Kapp said. "It's in his eyes. He's a killer. He's all you want. There's nothing negative.

"I think Pittsburgh's in trouble."

After the jump Joanne Boyle earns her 200th win, Monty's boys move within one game of second place, Tedford talks about coaching logistics and recruiting, and all eyes are on Aaron Rodgers and Desmond Bishop.  And in case you missed it, Nate Longshore has returned to football!