With the Bears settling back into campus for the spring semester, CalBears.com caught up with LB Michael Barton, QB Jared Goff, CB Stefan McClure, DL Brennan Scarlett, and WR Bryce Treggs about how 2013 ended and what they're looking forward to in 2014.
Barton: Looking back on last year, I know now what I need to improve on as a teammate, student and leader in order to become a championship team. I will be relentless and will not settle for anything less than perfection for 2014.
Goff: I learned that things that are special don't come easy. You need to put in the time and effort to achieve what you want to.
McClure: I learned that no matter what happens throughout the course of the game the most important thing is the next play.
Scarlett: I learned that you can't stress over things that you cannot control. Worry about what you can control and do to help. Then you must trust that everything will work out from there.
Treggs: The 2013 season is the past. I don't want to talk about that. I'm just focused on making sure that we don't have a season like our last one.
In accordance with the program's renewed emphasis on academics, the student-athletes were asked about the fall 2013 semester.
Barton: Last semester was tedious but okay because it was my first time managing playing football with a full academic course load. I was able to manage and learn better time management for this coming season.
Goff: School finished up great for me. I passed all my classes pretty easily and got my first A in a college class.
McClure: Last semester finished good for me. I earned a grade point average of 3.0 for my third consecutive semester. I am looking to continue that success this spring as I take 17 units and am closing in on graduation.
Scarlett: School finished up well for me. It was my first semester in the Haas School of Business so it was a very important semester for me in regards to getting myself acclimated to the new courses. I worked hard though and managed to pull out A's and B's in all of my classes.
Treggs: School at Cal is challenging for all of us and something I'm always looking to improve upon.
Tedious? Easy? As and Bs? I didn't know these things at Berkeley.
And moving onto 2014, the players were asked about any themes or motivation the team will use next season.
Barton: Our theme for this year will be "Blue Collar, Gold Swagger". We want to push ourselves to our limits in the weight room and on the field conditioning during this off-season, and prepare in the film room and on the practice field for a beautiful result on game days.
McClure: For 2014 a theme for us is consistent hard work beats talent every time. There are several motivational aspects for this upcoming season. We all have something to prove, from the coaches to the players to the academic support, we will all be working hard in 2014.
Treggs: Blue collar, Gold swagger. Enough said.
Goff: Blue collar, Gold swagger.
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Just granted another season of elglibilty by the NCAA ..blessed beyond measures, cannot wait to be healthy crackin heads next fall! #GoBears— Austin LaRue Clark (@austinc54) January 24, 2014
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