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4 days till Northwestern! Which means a couple mini-reports to kick off game week: from the first game-week press conference of the season & from Monday's first in-season practice.

Cal Bears Online

Everyone ready for the season opener this Saturday? The team definitely sounds like it, as Cal held its first game-week press conference of the 2013 football season at noon on Tuesday.

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Coach Sonny Dykes led with a brief statement, then the floor was opened up for questions. Defensive co-captain Stefan McClure, center Chris Adcock, and rookie signal caller Jared Goff went afterwards.

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Here are some selected quotes, via Cal Football's official Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;Want Jared to do the same stuff he has been doing in practice don&#39;t turn the ball over, stay calm and focus on the stuff that is important&quot;</p>&mdash; Cal Football (@CalFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalFootball/statuses/372437906591195137">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>McClure - Status of the team in one or two words.. &quot;Excited&quot; and &quot;Juiced&quot;</p>&mdash; Cal Football (@CalFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalFootball/statuses/372441919420264448">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Adcock on Goff, &quot;I roomed with him during camp and have gotten to know him well and am liking what I&#39;ve got to know&quot;</p>&mdash; Cal Football (@CalFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalFootball/statuses/372442516135489536">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Goff: &quot;The energy in Berkeley is going to be great, I&#39;m excited for it&quot; on playing at night!</p>&mdash; Cal Football (@CalFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalFootball/statuses/372444801737555968">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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CGB was there also to live tweet during the presser:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Avery is fully cleared but we&#39;ll be smart about bringing him back, his long term health is the #1 priority</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372436349409701888">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Forbes has a lingering disc issue (implied that he&#39;ll be brought back very slowly)</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372436794614108160">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Q re schedule: &quot;lets worry about the stuff we can control, schedule is set ... when youre a competitive person you want to play the best&quot;</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372440014367363073">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Stef: its an honor being named captain by teammates, want to be a good leader &amp; set an example on and off field</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372443205091864576">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jared Q re any pregame traditions/ritual: &quot;mom used to make me an egg sandwich before games (in high school)... but prob wont happen sat&quot;</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372445532926386176">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The team also held its first in-season practice yesterday. Here are links to Jeff Faraudo's report & Hunter Hewitt's notebook. CGB was there as well:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sonny presser: good to have Avery back, he said he felt great, he&#39;s full contact now, we&#39;ll continue to progress him</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372206740252532736">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>...everyone is cleared academically from the summer</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372207393318260737">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;we&#39;re gona throw the full playbook - kitchen sink - at them, and thats how we always play&quot; when asked about gameplan for NW</p>&mdash; GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenBlogs/statuses/372208615349706753">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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And ICYMI, in-season practices on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays will be open - per an official Cal media release:

The Cal football team will begin its 2013 regular-season practice schedule on Monday, August 26. The Golden Bears are scheduled to hold practices at Memorial Stadium open to the public free of charge Monday-Wednesday each week during the regular season. The team’s workout each Thursday is scheduled to be closed.

IN-SEASON OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULE (MONDAY, AUG. 26 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 1)

DAY, DATE (GATE 1 OPENS)
Monday, Aug. 26 (7 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 27 (4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 (4 p.m.)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>8/26 Post-Practice Interviews: Dykes <a href="http://t.co/CkJjN64xNQ">http://t.co/CkJjN64xNQ</a> | Sebastian <a href="http://t.co/y9ZGfnD9Mc">http://t.co/y9ZGfnD9Mc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CalFootball&amp;src=hash">#CalFootball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoBears&amp;src=hash">#GoBears</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BearRaid13&amp;src=hash">#BearRaid13</a></p>&mdash; Cal Football (@CalFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalFootball/statuses/372233617537118209">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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