Lindsay Brauner (LB): Wow, Brendan, it's just so windy today; the wind is really picking up my hair! Is it picking up yours?
Brendan Bigelow (BB): I can feel it. Yes.
LB: Oh! Hey Cal fans! It's Lindsay Brauner, here with Brendan Bigelow. Thanks for joining us, Brendan.
BB: Yeah, no problem.
LB: Brendan, what was your relationship like with Coach Gould and have you met your new position coach (running backs coach Pierre Ingram) yet?
BB: Yeah, I met him; he's pretty good. My relationship with Coach G was pretty strong. We had a really close bond and he taught me a lot, not just on the field, but off the field. He really made me better.
LB: Have you seen Sonny Dykes's playbook yet and is there anything that you're particularly excited for?
BB: Yeah, I've seen the playbook and I'm excited for Stretch.
LB: How has it been to recover from two ACL tears in a year?
BB: It was a journey. It was hard. I had to go through ups and downs like with the soreness, the pain, and stuff like that. It was pretty hard, but it's good now.
LB: What's the biggest difference between being a running back at the college level as opposed to the high school level?
BB: More focus on the details. Just with the D1 athletes, it's faster. It's not as slow as it was in high school.
LB: How has Cal helped you heal? What have you been doing to heal from that injury?
BB: Well, it just helps to stay positive and go in there and get treatment. Just being around my teammates kind of helped me keep going and push through.
LB: What's your favorite on-field memory so far at Cal?
BB: Ohio State.
LB: Can you tell us what it was like to have the biggest day of your career on a nationally televised game at one of the most famous venues in college football?
BB: Exciting. Just what more can you say?
LB: What's your favorite class that you've taken at Cal?
BB: African-American class, 4B. It's pretty cool.
LB: What's your major?
BB: African-American studies.
LB: Brendan, who's the funniest guy on the team?
BB: People say it's me, but I would have to say... Okay, I'm gonna have to say myself because I think I am the funniest on the team!
LB: Are you the fastest guy on the team, Brendan?
BB: Yes, I am.
LB: Who's the second fastest?
BB: [Defensive back] Joel Willis.
LB: Bryce Treggs just told me he's second fastest
BB: * smirks * Look at my face. He's not the fastest.
LB: He told me second fastest.
LB: Who was your favorite running back growing up and who's your favorite Cal running back?
BB: Jahvid Best.
LB: Who do you have a poster of on your wall?
BB: This is kind of weird, but I have posters of basketball players instead of football players.
LB: That is so weird.
BB: I'm a big fan of Jordan, so I have posters of him.
LB: Why are you wearing red socks?
BB: They're comfortable.
LB: Brendan, thank you so much for joining us.
BB: Thanks for having me.
LB: Brendan, what's your favorite food to eat?
Off-field visionary: Chickens should just be walking all over the field.
BB: Man, I'd be trying to eat every last one!