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Cal Football: Zach Kline On The New Coaching Staff

Zach Kline discusses the changes in Life After Tedford and his thoughts on the new direction of the program.

See our offseason interviews with Zach Kline here: Part I and Part II.

Zach Kline Chats with Lindsay Brauner After Practice (via Lindsay Brauner)

Thanks to TheScientist019 for transcribing!

Lindsay Brauner (LB): Hey, it's Lindsay Brauner, here with Zach Kline after Friday's practice. Zach, how did practice go today?

Zach Kline (ZK): Pretty good. We definitely have a lot of work to do. There were a lot of mistakes, a lot of balls on the ground, but I think we're gonna fix that. It's just the first day, so there's definitely some growing pains, but we should have a smooth transition.

LB: Did you feel a lot of cohesiveness out there on the field with your teammates? How do you think the team's coming together at this point?

ZK: We're really coming together. It's really gelling. I think a lot quicker than last year. I think they are really fired up, really excited to play ball. Just a few more practices and we'll really see the team start to come together.

LB: How big of a difference is there in coaching styles from this year and last year?

ZK: Practice is a lot faster and these coaches are not gonna hide when you make a mistakethey're gonna be right there, so it's definitely a big change, but it's gonna be a good one, I think. The guys are responding to it well, so overall it's really good. The guys are really liking it even though the coaches are hard on us, I think it's a lot better.

Zach Kline: Cal quarterback of the future? (via Lindsay Brauner)

LB: How are you feeling about your coaches directing you?

ZK: Really good. I definitely have a lot to learn, that's for sure. I‘ve been making some mistakes out here, but I'm gonna keep working on my off days and watch some film and hopefully improve.

LB: Do you feel a big difference particularly at your position?

ZK: Well, last year and this year, it was competitive . Coach Franklin likes to ramp it up a notch, that's for sure. It forces you to improve and forces you to get better and I think that's the best thing to do for all of us because we all have a lot of work to do, especially myself. Coming out of this practice, in the film room, Coach Franklin's gonna have a lot to say to me; it was not my best day, but we're trying to get better, so that's why we're practicing.

LB: Zach, thanks so much for joining us!

ZK: No problem.